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Co-Hosts Joel and Rob talk with Media professionals, business owners and non-profits to discuss what they are doing to help families get the services they need. They also talk with other Autism Parents and Autistic individuals about their life and Autism. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Co-Hosts Joel and Rob talk with Media professionals, business owners and non-profits to discuss what they are doing to help families get the services they need. They also talk with other Autism Parents and Autistic individuals about their life and Autism. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

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Co-Hosts Joel and Rob talk with Media professionals, business owners and non-profits to discuss what they are doing to help families get the services they need. They also talk with other Autism Parents and Autistic individuals about their life and Autism. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

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English


Episodes

Season 3 Episode 3: Zafer - Co-Founder of Otsimo

4/3/2020
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and millions being told to stay at -home, having something that helps parents to teach their special needs has become even more important. In today's episode, we chat with Zafer, the Co-Founder of Otsimo. Zafer's younger brother is Autistic and inspired him to create apps that can both educate and entertain. Zafer's experience with his brother is not unlike my own, the need to communicate with a loved one. Listen in, and we hope you enjoy this...

Duration:00:49:26

Season 3 Episode 2: David Perecman and Kevin and Avonte's Law

4/2/2020
Today we're revisiting the life of Avonte Oquendo, a nonverbal 14-year-old boy with autism who left his Queens public school undetected in 2013 and tragically drowned in the East River. Elopement is a major cause of concern with many autism families, with 50% of individuals diagnosed with autism having the propensity to wander without notice. Our guest today is David Perecman , who was the Lead Trial Lawyer in representing Avonte’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, in a wrongful death lawsuit...

Duration:00:31:45

Season 3 Episode 1: Adam Cole

4/1/2020
Today we welcome Adam Cole, who is a Jazz Musician who writes books. We dive into his experience teaching autistic individuals, with examples from their behavior in the classroom to his own interest in Jazz. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:28:37

Season 2 Episode 18: Rob Gorski

12/31/2019
It's the end of 2019, so it seems fitting that Rob and I actually do one final Autisable Dad's episode for Season 2 - together. In this episode, we recap a bit of this past year and do some discussion on several topics - with the big one as to why you primarily have been hearing me host, what Rob has been up to - and what we're both looking to do in 2020. You can read more of Rob's blog at https://www.theautismdad.com/ Listen in, and I hope you enjoy this episode… This episode was...

Duration:00:55:11

Podcast Season 2 Episode 17: Danny Combs - TACT

12/30/2019
In this episode, I chat with Grammy-award-winning guitarist and fellow Autism Dad and founder of Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT) - Danny Combs. As a guitarist, Danny performed with such artists as Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Tommy Emmanuel as well as many other top country and Christian artists. When his son was diagnosed with ASD, he set aside his music career and started TACT... teaching autistic individuals skilled trades. The organization has about 500 students and an...

Duration:00:32:35

Podcast Season 2 Episode 16: Jazz Hands for Autism

12/30/2019
In this episode of Autisable Dad's, I chat with Founder & Executive Director of Jazz Hands for Autism, Ifunanya Nweke. Ifunanya's story inspires me. Her passion for music and her heart for the autism community is captivating... Inspired by Ruben, a young musician on the autism spectrum, Ifunanya founded this organization that helps autistic individuals enter into the music industry. From hosting concerts to finding employment, Jazz Hands for Autism's programs has grown into a talent...

Duration:00:50:02

S2 E15 Hilary Scharton - SELs

12/22/2019
In this episode, I chat again with Hilary Scharton. Hilary Scharton is VP of K-12 Product Strategy for Canvas by Instructure. Her focus is on leveraging technology to support improved instruction and equitable access for all students. Prior to joining Instructure in 2012, Hilary worked as a psychologist in Utah school districts, spending her time focused on RtI and PBIS as well as Special Education assessment. In our previous episode with Hilary we talked about Classroom design and such...

Duration:00:17:56

S2 E14 Mike Guido

12/12/2019
In this episode, I chat with comedian, writer, producer and fellow Autism Dad - Mike Guido. I met Mike years ago when we both attended an Autism Society Conference in San Diego California. Over the years we have shared our mutual stories and understandings about being autism parents. His one-person stage show, "The Maria Effect" is available for conferences, fundraisers and theaters is heralded as "Moving, incredibly uplifting, and truly an inspiration" by FOX TV. Mike has been on...

Duration:00:20:40

S2 E13 : Donny Gruendler

10/16/2019
In this episode, I chat with Donny Gruendler, who is the Vice President of Music Education at Guitar Center. Donny Gruendler is also the President of Musicians Institue in Hollywood California and is a member of the Modern Drummer education team and frequent columnist for Drummerworld Magazine. Over the years I've seen the importance of music as it relates to a person's ability to socialize and communicate. In fact, there are several non-profits whose focus on music and theater has...

Duration:00:22:58

S2 E12 : THIS Makes It All Worthwhile

10/15/2019
Here Joel shares some insight as an Autism Parent from his 2010 post: https://autisable.com/2010/07/08/this-makes-it-all-worthwhile/ For more information, visit Autisable.com. Thank you to our Patron's! To become a Patreon, visit: https://patreon.com/autisable --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:05:35

S2 E11: Stress, Tantrums, and Breakdowns

10/15/2019
In this episode, Joel shares some insight based on an article I wrote on Autisable called, "Stress, Tantrums, and Breakdowns" For more information, visit: https://autisable.com/2010/06/07/stress-tantrums-and-breakdowns/ Thank you for your support! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:04:52

S2 E10: The Grief is Real

10/11/2019
In this special episode, I share a personal note about parenting a child with Autism. The blog post referenced and read in this podcast can be found here: https://autisable.com/2019/10/06/the-grief-is-real/ Thank you for your support and interest in the subject of Autism. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:11:56

S2 E9: Michael Broderick

10/9/2019
If you've played first-player video games, or watch a lot of TV, you've probably seen Michael Broderick. He's been in various TV shows, including: The Unit (CBS), Extant (CBS), Jane the Virgin (CW), Justified (FX), Criminal Minds (CBS), The Mentalist (CBS), Jericho (CBS), 24 (Fox), Knocked (Ind.), and Touch (Fox)...as well as HBO's series True Detective as Special Agent John Bowen. He also provides the voice for various characters in several video games such as Medal of Honor as well...

Duration:00:29:41

S2 E8 : Zack Peter

4/15/2019
In this episode of Autisable Dad’s I chat with the Executive Director of Generation Rescue, Zack Peter. I remember chatting with Zack nearly a decade ago when he was still learning about Autism due to his brother diagnosis. He’s come a long way since, by writing 4 books, producing 2 podcasts and of course his recent efforts with Generation Rescue. Now let’s listen in as Zack and I catch up on all the latest of his efforts… For more information about Zack Peter and all of his...

Duration:00:16:13

S2 E7 : Mark Llobell

3/17/2019
Joel speaks with Mark Llobell, who spearheaded efforts to get Autism Insurance reform legislation passed in the state of Virginia. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:35:51

S2 E6 : Hilary Scharton

12/26/2018
In this episode, I chat with Hilary Scharton while I'm on the road. Hilary Scharton is VP of K-12 Product Strategy for Canvas by Instructure. Her focus is on leveraging technology to support improved instruction and equitable access for all students. Prior to joining Instructure in 2012, Hilary worked as a psychologist in Utah school districts, spending her time focused on RtI and PBIS as well as Special Education assessment. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:32:58

S2 E5 : Walter Zahorodny

5/14/2018
In this episode, Joel Manzer dives into the latest CDC Autism Prevalence Report with Walter Zahorodny, Ph.D, who lead the New Jersey Portion of the report. What does 1in59 really mean, anyway? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:41:37

S2 E4 : Anita Lesko

5/8/2018
In this episode, Joel Manzer interviews Anita Lesko who is an Anesthesiologist and Autistic at Age 50. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:38:04

S2 E3 : Doron Somer

4/30/2018
In this episode, Joel Manzer interviews Doron Somer, who is an autism dad, Co-Founder and CEO of AngelSense. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:34:53

S2 E2 : Ben Lewin

4/21/2018
In this episode, Joel Manzer interviews Ben Lewin, who directed the film"Please Stand By" - Starring Dakota Fanning. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

Duration:00:34:33