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.

Click a picture to jump to their story, or expand their section below:

1 1 1 1 1 1

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


  • Claire Miller is a current UW Autism Center trainee and graduate student in the UW School of Social Work program. She assists with editing audio-recordings.
  • Annuska Zolyomi is a PhD student in the UW Information School researching the role of technology in the lives of young autistic adults. For the Autism Stories project, she has assisted with community outreach, conducting/recording sessions, and editing/preparing several audio-conversations.
  • Kate Clark, UW graduate in Journalism & International Studies, assisted with many aspects of the Autism Stories project including managing the process of recording and editing the first audiotaped conversations.
  • Luke Morse provided his original background music.
  • Yunmi Her, PhD student in UW Digital Arts and Experimental Media program (DXARTS), helped with editing.
  • Dr. Harrington (né “Natasha”) now goes by Lucas (he/him). He has requested that his interviews remain available as-is to the public.