The University of Washington Autism Center: Autism Stories Project is an idea inspired by StoryCorps, based on the belief that everyone has an important story to share, and that these stories connect and strengthen us. We invite 2 people to have a conversation about how their lives have been touched by autism, and we audio-record these conversations so that others may hear.

Do you have an Autism Story to share? If you would like to learn more about this project, please contact Dr. Kelly Johnson at uwautism@uw.edu.

Autism Stories 8: Peter and Celia
Autism Stories 7: Marikay and Maci
Autism Stories 6: Thiago and his English Teacher, Adriano
Autism Stories 5: Natasha and Brandon

Autism Stories 4: Sascha

Autism Stories 3: Tracey and Andrew

Autism Stories 2: Marcia and Joel

Autism Stories 1: Cinthia and Craig


This project is possible due to the generosity of those who have shared their personal experiences through audio-taped conversations as well as time, energy, and expertise from many other people:

  • Recent and previous UW Autism Center trainees have assisted with many parts of recording/editing the audio-conversations:
    Alexxia Woods MA, Claire Miller, Katya Downey.
  • Annuska Zolyomi PhD, Yunmi Her PhD, and Kate Clark assisted with recruiting/recording/editing audio-conversations.
  • Luke Morse provided his original background music.
  • Emma Pua’a designed our webpage header/poster.