My name is Dr. Dave Caudel.
I'm the Associate Director for Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. I identify as:
Doctor Dave Caudel is the Associate Director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation and is on the Advisory Board of Jobs for Humanity. Dave has both a master's degree and PhD in Physics.
"It was easier for me to get my PhD in physics than to learn how to have a conversation with a stranger"
"We call it an invisible disability because when they see evidence of somebody like myself struggling, they in their minds imagine well what would I be doing if I was doing that well I would be a jerk or I would be selfish or I'd be obstinate or something like that, therefore, you must be a jerk or obstinate. And so you know rather than getting some help and accommodations we get a we get a lot of aggression and pushback and people trying to shame us and put us down."