A talented young man with autism is Interviewed by is Mom

LISTEN: A talented young man with autism is Interviewed by is mom

Thursday, April 2nd is World Autism Day - and this podcast by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp is a must-listen.

Karen Jeynes
Karen Jeynes and her son Tim / Supplied.

Autism is a word that carries so much weight, and often, misunderstanding. What exactly is autism spectrum disorder? Is it something that you as a parent have been confronted with? 

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For the first time in this podcast series, we not only interview an extraordinary mom but also flip the script as this mom interviews her extraordinary son. Karen Jeynes is a TV producer and writer from Cape Town. 

In this podcast, she interviews her teen son Tim, shedding light on important questions around having an autistic child. The conversation is gripping and gives unparalleled insight into what day-to-day life is like for young Tim - from his perspective as well as his mother’s.

“My theme for the year is inclusiveness,” says Elana. 

“I want everyone to feel like they belong. Autism is something that’s close to my heart because as humans we exclude people that we don’t understand. I believe that through podcasts and conversations we can explain to people that different can be good and perhaps this can lead to us being better humans. We need to accept autism, but most importantly we need to accept each other”. 


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