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Interview with autistic author Cameron Straughan (employment discrimination, misconceptions around autistic humour and more)

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Duration: 56:21
Chris and James interview Cameron Straughan, an autistic Canadian author, photographer, film-maker and teacher. 
Cameron, who resided in many years in the UK, talks through his autism journey including his youth and diagnosis later in later, experiences and views regarding the challenges of employme
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Chris and James interview Cameron Straughan, an autistic Canadian author, photographer, film-maker and teacher. 
Cameron, who resided in many years in the UK, talks through his autism journey including his youth and diagnosis later in later, experiences and views regarding the challenges of employment, and discuss some of the main challenges and discrimination issues faced by the autistic population and what needs to change for progress to occur. He also talks through his love of surreal and absurd comedy and humour, how he uses humour as a key coping mechanism for his own wellbeing, the offensive misconception of autistic people not understanding humour, his latest novel, 'The Surreal Adventures of Anthony Zen', and much more!
 
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Website: https://cameronstraughan.com/Goodreads.com: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8417641.Cameron_A_StraughanAmazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cameron-Straughan/e/B00E5YA688/London Autism Group Charity website: londonautismgroupcharity.orgFacebook page: facebook.com/londonautismgroupcharityLondon Autism Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272747662886046/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lagcharityInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lagcharity
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The Autism Podcast is produced by the London Autism Group Charity. It is hosted by Dr Chris Papadopoulos and Mr James Gordon. All Rights Reserved.
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