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Dec 7, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Correa sits down with Abbey Romeo and her mother Christine, both of whom appeared on the Netflix show Love on the Spectrum U.S. Abbey shares her experience of growing up with autism and how she has learned to overcome challenges that have accompanied her diagnosis. Christine shares her perspective of being Abbey’s mother and supporting her daughter as she navigates life with autism. Next, Dr. Correa speaks with Dr. Wilfreda Lindsey, a neurologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor in Neurology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Lindsey explains the meaning of autism spectrum disorders, available therapies, and how families can support their loved ones living with autism through childhood and the transition to adulthood.


Additional Resources

Association for Science in Autism (ASAT)

Got Transition®

Learn more about TRAQ

Learn more about autism spectrum disorder

Brain & Life: Is There a Link Between Epilepsy and Autism?


More about Abbey and Christine

Made by Abbey

Abby Romeo - @hatsbyabbey (TikTok & Instagram);

Christine Romeo - @Abbeysmom17 (TikTok)


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Guests: Abbey Romeo @hatsbyabbey (TikTok & Instagram); Christine Romeo @Abbeysmom17 (TikTok); Kennedy Krieger Institute @KennedyKrieger (X)

Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD