Ouch talk show: The new girl
- 12 July 2013
This month: Cerebral palsy beer brings freshness to disability awareness. Dyslexic author Sally Gardner talks about how she hates the word "disability". Plus sex, relationships and safety for women and girls on the autistic spectrum.
With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.
Here are some useful links so you can find out more about the people and subjects on talk show 98.
- advocate Robyn Steward is on the autistic spectrum, as is the son of blogger and comedian John Williams (My Son's Not Rainman). They join us to talk about topical matters such as the divide between girls and boys with autism, ahead of a conference in Leeds about women on the spectrum.
- watch author Sally Gardner demo the digital book of her young adult novel Maggot Moon - it simulates the dyslexia Sally has by making the text move and stretch on screen
- Dan Dufour from the Good Agency, Daniel Mazliah from Scope and comedian Laurence Clark join us to discuss whether disability awareness campaigns are effective enough - and they crack open a bottle of cerebral palsy beer from a Swedish charity who are attempting to reach people in a new way
- Danny Lamb is travelling the world writing a song a city, bringing awareness to spina bifida as he goes
Download the transcript (Word document)