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DDI Radio Show: Featuring Thomas Iland

Tomorrow’s show features Thomas Iland. Diagnosed with autism at age 13, Thomas left a career as a Certified Public Accountant behind to begin his business of Come to Life Coaching. His business and passion are based on the title of his award-winning, bestselling book, Come to Life! Your Guide to Self-Discovery.

Thomas is also a Certified Human Potential Coach, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant and the only Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker with autism in the world. In addition to speaking at the United Nations twice in 2019 and having a TEDx Talk titled 'How to Come to Life,' he recently became the first American and second person in the world on the autism spectrum to finish a full Ironman triathlon!  Thomas currently teaches dating, sex education and job readiness skills at The Ed Asner Family Center in Reseda, California.

Tune in tomorrow to hear more about Thomas' accomplishments and advocacy efforts for the autism community.

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Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism‘ is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michael Romas as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversations to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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