60. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Advice to Pediatric Clinicians from Individuals Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Our guests for today are brothers, Brandt and Evan Ingber. Brandt is a 23-year-old who works full-time and lives with his brother. Brandt enjoys Pokemon Go, Anime, lightsaber dueling and volunteering with Special Olympics fundraisers and at animal shelters. Meanwhile, Evan is a 25-year old who also works full-time and enjoys outdoor activities, boating, fishing, camping, yardwork, working with his hands and lightsaber dueling. Evan also volunteers in his spare time as a snowboard coach and at fundraisers for Special Olympics.

 

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[00:01] Brandt and Evan Ingber Share Their Story

  • Welcome to the first CME series in Pediatric Meltdown!
  • What to expect in the 3rd episode of this series
  • How to get credits for CME
  • I introduce and welcome our guests, Brandt and Evan Ingber

[04:23] The Importance of Trust

  • Brandt talks about how he learned he has autism
  • Conversations are hard for people like Brandt
  • He tells us why
  • Parents should be supportive of their children
  • Brandt shares his experience with his mother
  • Brandt tells a story on how trust can be a big issue
  • Brandt’s message for doctors about people with autism
  • Is it hard to be in a romantic relationship?

[14:41] Going Through Depression

  • Brandt talks about his experience in reading emotions
  • What’s next for Brandt? 
  • Evan shares his interesting thoughts about autism
  • Evan tells us the importance of practicing social skills among people with autism
  • He tells the story on how he got involved in social activities
  • Evan shares his experience with depression
  • When did he ask for help?

[25:04] The Right Kind of Care for People with Autism

  • Evan shares his experience getting help with his depression
  • How can doctors improve the way they help people with autism
  • Here’s Evan’s message for doctors that you don’t want to miss
  • The story behind Evan’s tattoos
  • What healthcare providers should realize about Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • How autism affects a person

[35:15] The Power of Sharing Your Story

  • What’s next for Evan?
  • Evan puts into perspective his life as a person with autism
  • His bravery for sharing his story with someone
  • How to earn CME credits

 [40:52] Closing Segment

  • Final takeaways:
  • Doctors should realize autism is a spectrum disorder
  • Don’t break promises
  • The understanding of Brandt and Evan about autism
  • Communication is hard for people with autism
  • What’s connected with autism and what’s not
  • Goal-setting among people with autism
  • The importance of social skills and participating in social activities
  • How Brandt and Evan enjoy their daily jobs
  • Mental health struggles of people with autism
  • How doctors can improve their way of handling people with autism
  • Not letting autism get in the way to live your life
  • Expressing gratitude as a healthcare provider for being part of their journey

Key Quotes:

“Do or do not. If you keep saying that you try, it means that you don’t actually believe in yourself.” – Brandt Ingber

“If I didn’t go through what I did, I wouldn’t be who I am today.” – Evan Ingber

Guest emails:

Brandt Ingber – [email protected]

Evan Ingber – [email protected]

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