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Tim Goldstein, Autistic Philosopher of Neurodiversity: Life in the Neuro Cloud™

Tim Goldstein

Tim Goldstein draws on his background in business and business management, sales and marketing, and various developer and manager roles in the tech industry. Tim's unique autistic view point combine with his ability to clearly express the most complex ideas make him the world's only Neurodiverse Communication Specialist.Tim discusses a range of issues faced by the autistic and neurodiverse adult in all facets of life drawing from both his experience after being diagnosed with Asperger's at age 54 as well as the expertise of his guest. Topics covered include his new concept of the Neuro Cloud™ and Human Traits, not condition symptom, employment & career, relationships from co-workers to intimate, and many other real life experiences. Tim provides new conceptual ways to see autism as he sees it through his autistic perception and processing.

Church Mutual Disability Month 2021 Presentation, How Neurodiversity Fits In
I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to Church Mutual  ( www.churchmutual.com ) for Disability Awareness Month. They currently sponsor 2 Paralympic athletes, 1 a skier who uses a wheelchair and the other a track sprinter who is autistic. Last year Church Mutual focused on disabled with mobility challenges. This year they wanted to highlight the rapidly growing segment of diversity called neurodiversity to give deeper understanding of individuals classified by the ADA laws as having a cognitive disability like autism. While there are many other named and unnamed conditions among the neurodistinct than autism, it was the focus because of their sponsoring an autistic Paralympian and because I am autistic and able to speak to it from lived experience.In the endless ways something can go wrong Zoom messed up when I turned my camera back on for the live show. It of course worked perfectly for the prior 15 minutes as were were doing a tech check. Thinking it was my camera I tried making some quick adjustments on it and changing some of the lighting. Better, but still looked like a ghost. Looking at the recording made by the camera it was actually working perfectly. Bummer that is not what Zoom was displaying. In the spirit of "the show must go on" I shared by deck which displayed perfectly and my ghost image was now just a distracting little box on the side.This episode is the audio track of the presentation. I start with facts about disabilities and how odd it is that a white wheelchair and person on a blue background is the symbol of "handicap" in the USA as 25% of Americans have a disability and only 1% of Americans use wheelchairs. We then touched on invisible disabilities and that cognitive disabilities are the largest group in America's disabled population. Finally we dove into neurodiversity where we focused in on autism.Thank you to DisabilityIn ( disabilityin.org ) for introducing me to this amazing company. It was a pleasure to speak to them and help support the amazing job they are doing in diversity.
Oct 25 2021
51 mins
Tim Goldstein Learning Nuggets, Sound Bites Recorded for UptimizeTim Goldstein's pre-panel presentation at DisabilityIn's Jan 2021 virtual conferenceTim and Emma Pinnock Session 2: chat about autism ideas and concepts as from our unique life experiences
I have known Emma for a few years now. She is truly a special person. I love talking with Emma as I always leave with new insight and approaches. Emma is one of those unique people who understands the autistic mind and the world we live. She brings her understanding of the autistic adult's challenges combine with her vast experience in the education world to know the effects both positive and negative the various approaches used with children can create when they become adults.I hope you enjoy listening to Emma as much as I do. 2020 has been hard on all of us. Emma is one of the special people in my life that has helped me get through. Thank you Emma for just being the caring, kind, amazing person you are.Contact Emma:essentialeducationgroup.comwww.emmapinnock.co.ukLinkedInemma@essentialeducationgroup.comAbout Emma:As an educator Emma has had a rich and varied career. She has been a teacher for 14 years, working in a range of environments such as PRU’s, Hospital schools, Special schools and Mainstream education.  Emma has also been in a range of senior management roles for 8 years and in her most recent role, as the Head of a specialist provision, focused on the needs and education of children with autism.Emma’s passion to support SEND has derived from her personal Journey.  This has led to her belief in people’s abilities to overcome barriers and difficulties. Emma is solution focused, strategic and has the ability to develop vision for schools, organisations and families. Emma has both personal and professional experience of living with special educational needs which uniquely impacts her ability and insights. She strives to encourage people to see past their comfort zones, to be solution focused despite the difficulties and to stretch themselves past the norm. As a teacher, trainer, coach, team member and much more; Emma seeks to inspire people and organisations to make room for neuro-diverse people to uniquely take their place.Thank you Per for the editing help I needed to get back to publishing episodes.
Feb 14 2021
44 mins
Tim and Emma Pinnock chat about autism ideas and concepts as from our unique life experiences
I have known Emma for a few years now. She is truly a special person. I love talking with Emma as I always leave with new insight and approaches. Emma is one of those unique people who understands the autistic mind and the world we live. She brings her understanding of the autistic adult's challenges combine with her vast experience in the education world to know the effects both positive and negative the various approaches used with children can create when they become adults.I hope you enjoy listening to Emma as much as I do. 2020 has been hard on all of us. Emma is one of the special people in my life that has helped me get through. Thank you Emma for just being the caring, kind, amazing person you are.Contact Emma:essentialeducationgroup.comwww.emmapinnock.co.ukLinkedInemma@essentialeducationgroup.comAbout Emma:As an educator Emma has had a rich and varied career. She has been a teacher for 14 years, working in a range of environments such as PRU’s, Hospital schools, Special schools and Mainstream education.  Emma has also been in a range of senior management roles for 8 years and in her most recent role, as the Head of a specialist provision, focused on the needs and education of children with autism.Emma’s passion to support SEND has derived from her personal Journey.  This has led to her belief in people’s abilities to overcome barriers and difficulties. Emma is solution focused, strategic and has the ability to develop vision for schools, organisations and families. Emma has both personal and professional experience of living with special educational needs which uniquely impacts her ability and insights. She strives to encourage people to see past their comfort zones, to be solution focused despite the difficulties and to stretch themselves past the norm. As a teacher, trainer, coach, team member and much more; Emma seeks to inspire people and organisations to make room for neuro-diverse people to uniquely take their place.Thank you Per for the editing help I needed to get back to publishing episodes.
Jan 27 2021
43 mins
Tim Goldstein Gives an Update on What is Up With Him & Shares a Presentation He Gave at GoogleJohn Richmond: Author, Parent of an Autistic Son, & Observer of Unique Autistic Methods Episode 2John Richmond: Author, Parent of an Autistic Son, & Observer of Unique Autistic Methods Episode 1Listen as Dr Dave Caudel Executive Director of Vanderbilt University's Frist Center on Autism and Innovation and Tim have an aspie chat, segment 3Listen as Dr Dave Caudel Executive Director of Vanderbilt University's Frist Center on Autism and Innovation and Tim have an aspie chat, segment 2Listen as Dr Dave Caudel Executive Director of Vanderbilt University's Frist Center on Autism and Innovation and Tim have an aspie chatTim Goldstein Guest Lectures a Class Session at Cornell University on Interview Challenges for the AutisticChris Turner and Tim Goldstein talk about autism at work and their concepts and approaches to improve the problem, segment 3A wonderful chat with Shelly Dival Autism Building Design Specialist and Churchill Fellow, Session 2A wonderful chat with Shelly Dival Autism Building Design Specialist and Churchill FellowTim and Chris Turner from Project Enterprise Coach talk autism during a catch up callTim and Chris Turner from Project Enterprise Coach talk autism during a catch up call Segment #2Social Dynamix Leader, Carol Feldman Bass on Understanding and Helping the NeurodiverseKari Kelly & Tim Goldstein, Panel Discussion on Neurodiversity Hosted by LookerRuss Garner Discussing Autism and Autism Traits in the Tech Industry and Explains Backyard Tortoises