New Autism Podcast with Dr. Mary Barbera Coming January 22, 2019

In January 2017, I started my weekly video blog, and on January 22, 2019, I’ll be adding a weekly autism podcast called Turn Autism Around with Dr. Mary Barbera. Today, I’m going to tell you why I decided to start a podcast and give you a sneak peek at the first few episodes.

Each week I provide you with some of my ideas about turning autism around. So, if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you can do that now.

Most of you know that two decades ago, I fell into the autism world when my firstborn son Lucas was diagnosed with autism just one day before his third birthday. More than a decade ago, in 2007, I published my first book, “The Verbal Behavior Approach”. It’s available in several languages, sold over 50,000 copies, and is still selling a lot of copies every day. About 4 or 5 years ago, I fell into the online marketing space, and at the time I was going door to door seeing clients, mostly in the early intervention field.

I was also traveling around the world speaking about my book, and neither going door to door nor speaking to large or small crowds was efficient in getting my techniques out to the world. I started learning about online marketing, and needed to learn things like opt-ins, lead generation, Facebook ads, YouTube, online course creation, and evergreen campaigns. I’ve had several mentors in the online marketing space, including Jeff Walker, who is the creator of the Product Launch Formula and Launch Club, which I’ve belonged to for the past two years now. I’ve had other online mentors, namely Amy Porterfield, and Pat Flynn, who have both inspired me with their weekly podcasts as well as their paid online courses and communities. Basically, I fell into that world, took courses, and listened to podcasts. I still listen to online marketing podcasts every single week, to learn more about how I can get my message out to the world. Just a few weeks ago, in December of 2018, I made a big decision. I am going to bite the bullet and start an autism podcast called Turn Autism Around, which will debut Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Ready to learn more and start listening to new podcast episodes starting January 22, 2019?

Why a podcast, and why now? You may know that I’ve set a big goal, to turn autism around for two million by 2020, and now that it’s 2019, I’m under a tight deadline. I started looking and bought Pat Flynn’s podcast course last year, watched it, and now I’m ready to go. What I discovered, which was kind of surprising, is that I couldn’t find any weekly autism podcasts that were like what I’m going to create. Many of the podcasts around the topic of autism have started and stopped, and it’s just a lot to keep going when you have a video blog, or a podcast, but I’m committed that I’m not just going to start it. I’m going to do a weekly autism podcast, long-term. I have great helpful information that I want to get out to both parents and professionals, so my podcast will be on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, anywhere else you listen to podcasts, as well as on my website at It will be a weekly show, every Tuesday, approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length. It’ll be both for parents and professionals, working with toddlers with signs of autism, all the way up to teens and adults with moderate to severe autism.

What will be covered in this autism podcast?

My goal is to give information that will help turn autism around, and help autism professionals and parents be less stressed, and live happier lives. I’ll cover autism from all different angles, including medical. I don’t know if you know this, but I’m also a registered nurse. I’ll be covering the behavioral aspects of autism as a Behavior Analyst. I’ll also be tackling the financial, economic problems with autism, the rise in the autism rate, the possibility of autism recovery, and different treatment options.  I’ll even be covering the political aspects of autism. It will be a mixture of solo shows, where it’s just me talking, as well as some interviews. In the first set of podcasts, I’ll give some details about my fall into the autism world and give you some of my parent and professional key lessons I had learned that will help you. On one of my early episodes, we’ll have an interview with Kelsey, a single mom of two. She has two sons under the age of five, and she’ll share how she took matters into her own hands to help her sons, and then became a professional in the field as well.

In another podcast interview early on, I’ll interview Dr. Megan Miller, a doctoral level BCBA, who will discuss common behavior procedures that often backfire, and what to do instead. I can’t wait until you hear all this great content, so please, mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 22nd.  On that day, I would like you to search for Turn Autism Around on iTunes, download the episodes that will be available that day, subscribe to the podcast to get my shows automatically, and after you listen to an episode or two, hopefully you’ll love it enough to give me a rating and review for the podcast. This will help generate a lot of buzz around this autism podcast and help me reach a lot more people around the world. I hope you’re as excited as I am about my new podcast.

Wherever you’re watching this, leave me a comment, especially if you have any podcast ideas, give me a thumbs up, share this video with others who might benefit, and for more information about my podcast, go to, and I’ll see you right here, next week.

Ready to learn more and start listening to new podcast episodes starting January 22, 2019?