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 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


  • Annuska Zolyomi is a PhD student in the UW Information School researching the role of technology in the lives of young adults with autism. For the Autism Stories project, she is assisting with community outreach, conducting/recording the sessions, and editing/preparing the audio-conversations to be shared.
  • Kate Clark, UW graduate in Journalism & International Studies, has assisted with many aspects of the Autism Stories project including managing the process of recording and editing the audiotaped conversations.
  • Luke Morse provided his original background music.
  • Yunmi Her, PhD student in UW Digital Arts and Experimental Media program (DXARTS), has helped with editing.