Welcome to the first episode of Transparency with Diana B., a podcast that explores the deepest struggles and hardships that many advisors face. Our mandate is to bring these issues out into the open so that others may find healing.
Today your host, Diana Britton, managing editor of WealthManagement.com, is joined by Andrew Komarow, the founder of Planning Across the Spectrum, a financial planning firm that specializes in special-needs individuals and their families. The firm has a specific focus on folks with autism spectrum disorder, a neurological and developmental disorder. Andrew is actually on the spectrum himself, so he knows the disorder firsthand. This conversation about Andrew’s adult diagnosis of autism peels away layers of misconceptions about the disorder and encourages others to cast down their masks.
In this episode, you will learn:
- The definition of ASD and typical behaviors and symptoms
- Why Andrew believes there is almost too much awareness of ASD and a need for more acceptance and understanding
- About one person’s struggle with autism
- What helped Andrew to become successful in the financial industry
- The truth about common ASD misconceptions
- How Andrew overcame the struggles with the disorder
- His advice for folks who may be different
- And more.
Tune in now to hear a candid conversation with Andrew that unravels the many misconceptions about ASD and offers a practical path to healing.
If you have a struggle and wish to share your experiences and help others in similar situations, please reach out to Diana at [email protected].