Show # 37 Comedian Gabe Pacheco on Political Satire & Education

Playful and analytical discussion on the educational benefits of political satire, multimodal learning (movies, improv, stories, etc), social justice curriculum, and learning how to manage anxiety and isolation. Filmmaker and funny man, Gabe Pacheco shares how he personally navigates life threatening allergies, isolation, and anxiety.  Neurodiverse (WORLD WIDE) children are invited to share their stories at  Show closes with Star Wars: New Hope themed bit on how our collective Jungian Shadow may be cultivating geo-political negativity and divisiveness – AND what you can do about it. Please Subscribe and Listen to Loud Mute Radio on... Read More

Neurodiversity Book and Video

“Neurodiversity Book and Video” BY BARB RENTENBACH & LOIS PRISLOVSKY     Thank you Magpies Bakery for another delicious cake although we have noticed your decorators are now taking poetic license by depicting Barb as more holy and Lois as more headless.  Guess you guys read the book. Thanks! Please join us in making the benefits of neurodiversity as common as juice stains in mini-vans and empower different thinkers to become mainstream contributors. How to help: Purchase, Share, and Review (on our new book, Neurodiversity: A Humorous and Practical Guide to Living with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia, The Gays and Everyone Else by Barb Rentenbach and Lois Prislovsky. Neurodiversity Book Trailer Video – Thank... Read More

New Book and ADHD Tips Video

Latest Blog: “New Book and ADHD Tips Video” BY BARB RENTENBACH & LOIS PRISLOVSKY Mule and Muse Productions is proud to announce the launch of our new book, Neurodiversity: A Humorous and Practical Guide to Living with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia, The Gays and Everyone Else by Barb Rentenbach and Lois Prislovsky To launch our new book, we will be doing something different  – shocking, we know- but we promise it will be inclusive and FUN! If we do this right, the book launch event and following international tour will not be about us but about us all. To kick off the NEURODIVERSITY BENEFITS tour, Mule and Muse Productions will host a Neurodiversity Benefit highlighting neurodiverse leaders and organizations who are excited about what they do to help us all on Friday August 26th, 2016 from 5-7 pm at Chef Holly’s Gourmet’s Market. At Chef Holly’s Gourmet Market opening event and tour presentations that follow, participants will be invited toshare their neurodiverse stories on air (in whatever way they communicate). To love one must first appreciate. It is time to appreciate our differences like fresh troops joining our creative force to minimize divisiveness and maximize our collective potential. The solutions to previously unsolvable problems are not likely to come from doing the same old mainstream thinking. Unconventional thinkers may yield more creative and just solutions. Please stay tuned to our social media announcements for more details on NEURODIVERSITY BENEFITS events and opportunities to listen and be heard near you.               Many people sharing an idea, skyrockets it and it is our goal is to make the benefits of neurodiversity as... Read More

Show 28 Mama Fry Part 2: 10 Tips for Parents New to ASD

    Mama Fry from “Autism with a Side of Fries” gives her TOP 10 TIPS for parents new to ASD. Barb shares her thoughts on ASD and eye contact. We also discuss structural ways that neurons in the brain vary with conditions like Autism and Dyslexia and how those brain styles compliment each other. Neither may be the result of a purposeless breakdown in function, but rather a valuable specialization trade off. the show closes with a FUNNY IRL celebrity endorsement my neurodiveristy comedian Emma Wilmann. Listen and Subscribe to Loud Mute Radio on iTunes: Show... Read More

Eye Snobbery in ASD & Dyslexia

From Barb: I study history as it helps me know what people are likely to do. The present is a sensory overload so I prepare for it by studying the past. If you are preparing to teach or communicate with individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), it is critical to study what we with ASD convey helps. Take listening for example. Our AUT department teaches listening well: Always to presume competence – meaning give RESPECT.  Know that respect is not possible without listening.  There are many ways to listen.  Did you hear that?  There are many ways to listen.  As Jess Wilson from Diary of a Mom fame writes in a note to her daughter with ASD whose teachers keep demanding she give eye contact when listening, “You see some people – a lot of people – have, well .. I guess a kind of disability. For some reason, they perceive eyes as ears. I know that sounds bizarre, baby, but it’s a very real challenge for a lot of us. Even for your mama. You see, we don’t have the same innate ability that you do to understand that there are as many ways to listen as there are to communicate. That there are as many equally valid and effective ways to engage with and show interest in and pay attention to the world around us as there are people in it.” Like Jess, I can relate to challenges, so I don’t need to make you wrong or me right, but you should know that for me and many of my ASD peers, making eye contact while listening... Read More