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Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. After writing my multiple award-winning blog for over 13 years, I created this podcast to reach parents in a new, engaging way. If you're a parent or caregiver raising an autistic child, a child with ADHD, or a child with a disability, this podcast is absolutely for you. You will hear from amazing guests, including Dr. Temple Grandin, Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice), Eileen Lamb (The Autism Cafe), Cody Singer, and over 100 more. I highlight both parents and autistic voices on this show because there's so much we can learn from each other. I take on important topics that apply to your life, with the help of experts, parents, and autistic voices. New episodes release every Monday, and I hope you'll tune in.

Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. After writing my multiple award-winning blog for over 13 years, I created this podcast to reach parents in a new, engaging way. If you're a parent or caregiver raising an autistic child, a child with ADHD, or a child with a disability, this podcast is absolutely for you. You will hear from amazing guests, including Dr. Temple Grandin, Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice), Eileen Lamb (The Autism Cafe), Cody Singer, and over 100 more. I highlight both parents and autistic voices on this show because there's so much we can learn from each other. I take on important topics that apply to your life, with the help of experts, parents, and autistic voices. New episodes release every Monday, and I hope you'll tune in.

Location:

Canton, OH

Description:

Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. After writing my multiple award-winning blog for over 13 years, I created this podcast to reach parents in a new, engaging way. If you're a parent or caregiver raising an autistic child, a child with ADHD, or a child with a disability, this podcast is absolutely for you. You will hear from amazing guests, including Dr. Temple Grandin, Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice), Eileen Lamb (The Autism Cafe), Cody Singer, and over 100 more. I highlight both parents and autistic voices on this show because there's so much we can learn from each other. I take on important topics that apply to your life, with the help of experts, parents, and autistic voices. New episodes release every Monday, and I hope you'll tune in.

Language:

English

Contact:

2348175851


Episodes

“Let Noki Box” (feat. Douglas Farrago) S5E52

11/28/2022
In this final episode of season 5, I sit down and speak with Doug Farrago, retired family physician and author, about his book, “Noki.” Noki is about an autistic young man who has the remarkable ability to essentially become any boxer he’s ever seen fight. It’s a brilliant story, a fairly quick read, and I love the representation. Guest Bio: Douglas Farrago is a retired family physician, author of seven books, and loves working with autistic people. Doug authored Noki, a book that blends...

Duration:00:18:17

A Year in Review and Season 6 Updates (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E51

11/25/2022
In this brief episode, I share a look back at Season 5 and a glimpse of what I have in store for Season 6. Thank you all for helping to make this podcast such a success. I'm looking forward to continuing to bring you content that is positive, relevant, and educational. Have a fantastic holiday season, and I'll see you in the new year. Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster,...

Duration:00:03:34

5 Tips for Potty Training Success (feat. Molly Johnson) S5E50

11/15/2022
There has been such a demand for this topic and I’m really excited to get the ball rolling on potty training. My guest today is Molly Johnson, otherwise known as The Autism Consultant. She’s here to share some potty training tips and tricks. . Guest Bio: Molly is an autism consultant, working with parents to reduce challenging behaviors and teach their child new skills. When working with parents, Molly helps families understand the reason for the barrier and how to move beyond that barrier...

Duration:00:33:18

Love Hope & Autism (feat. Christina Abernethy) S5E49

11/8/2022
This week my guest is Christina Abernethy from Love Hope & Autism. She's here to talk about her journey as an autism mom, how something called Goally has profoundly benefited her son, and the advocacy work she's doing to make public restrooms more accessible. Mentioned in this episode: Visit getgoally.com and use the code "theautismdad" to save 10% off your order Guest Bio: Christina is a dedicated wife, mother of three, and passionate advocate for people impacted by disabilities. She...

Duration:00:27:16

Autistic and Voting pt2 (feat. Gavin Gorski) S5E48

11/4/2022
My 22 year old autistic son Gavin is here today to talk about his very first experience voting. He shares how it went, how he prepared for it, and also has advice for other first time voters with a disability. Link to pt1 Guest Bio: Gavin is 22 years old, diagnosed with autism and several rare genetic conditions. Gavin is very passionate about politics and gaming. He’s currently working on becoming more independent and building a life of his own. Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to...

Duration:00:13:29

The Rare Life (feat. Madeline Cheney) S5E47

11/1/2022
In this week's episode, I talk with Madeline Cheney from The Rare Life Podcast, where she shares her family's journey raising two amazing kids, one with very rare conditions. We have a conversation about what life is like for her family, some of the challenges they face, and how she's helping other families dealing with similar things. Guest Bio: Madeline Cheney is the host/creator of The Rare Life, a well-loved podcast for parents of children with rare conditions. She finds huge...

Duration:00:28:21

Preparing our autistic kids to vote pt1 (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E46

10/29/2022
In today's episode, I talk briefly about helping my adult autistic son engage in the voting process. I've learned a few things along the way and thought it would be helpful to discuss this as many out there are in a similar situation. Important Links: My Autism Parenting Support Forum: Click Here Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social...

Duration:00:07:52

Inclusion and Neurodiversity in The Workplace (feat. Sunny Cash and Rose Hughes) S5E45

10/24/2022
In this week's episode, my friends Rose and Sunny from Bened Life are here to discuss the importance of inclusion and neurodiversity in the workplace. We come at this from a couple of different perspectives with the goal of Guest Bio: Sunny Cash is the Community Director for Bened Life. She has over 10 years in the psychology and neurodiversity field. When she's not working on building a neuro-inclusive community, finding the best disability accommodations for her coworkers, or connecting...

Duration:00:29:32

What To Expect During Your Child's Autism Evaluation (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E44

10/21/2022
A mom asks this week's Listener Question in the support forums. She wants to know what to expect during her toddler's autism evaluation. This is a great question, and answering it can be very helpful for many parents. Important Links: My Autism Parenting Support Forum: Click Here Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media...

Duration:00:06:07

Acute Residential Care: What You Need To Know (feat. Dr. Brandon Clark) S5E43

10/17/2022
Today's episode is based on a listener request, and it's all about acute residential care. My guest is Brandon Clark, PsyD. Brandon is the clinical director at Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health and is here to answer parent questions about acute residential care. Guest Bio: Brandon Clark is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the clinical director at Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health. He has a doctorate degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial/organizational theory. He...

Duration:00:21:58

Listener's Question: Dealing with Unsupportive Family (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E42

10/14/2022
This week's Listener Question is about how to deal with an unsupportive family member or a family member that doesn't understand or accept your child's autism diagnosis. I hope this helps, and please continue to send your questions. Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a...

Duration:00:06:35

Quick Take Bonus: How to talk to your kids about autism (feat. Rose Hughes)

10/12/2022
This is a Quick Take Bonus Episode answering a listener's question: "How do I talk to my kids about autism?" To grab the full episode, and listen to the entire conversation, click here. My friend Rose joins me today to help parents navigate this challenging situation. Rose just happens to be autistic and has a tremendous amount of insight, which she freely shares. This episode will help you form a strategy for talking to your child about their own autism or even helping them better...

Duration:00:05:44

"How do I talk to my child about autism (feat. Rose Hughes) S5E40

10/7/2022
Today's listener question is a really good one. "How do I talk to my child about autism?" My friend Rose joins me today to help parents navigate this challenging situation. Rose just happens to be autistic and has a tremendous amount of insight, which she free shares. This episode will help you form a strategy for talking to your child about their own autism or even helping them better understand a sibling, friend, or family member who's autistic. Guest Bio: Rose is a Neurodiversity and...

Duration:00:28:45

Goally is a visual scheduler for kids that actually works (feat Tanna Neufeld) S5E39

10/4/2022
So many of our kids benefit from visual schedules, but they can be a pain to create and manage. Goally is a visual scheduler for kids that actually works. It's incredibly versatile, digital, easy to use, and grows with your kids. Tanna Neufed is a speech pathologist and Product Manager at Goally. She's here to explain how Goally can help your kiddo. Guest Bio: Tanna Neufeld is a licensed, ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist with over 15 years in the field working with complex...

Duration:00:24:15

"I Might Be A Horrible Mom" (feat Rob Gorski) S5E38

10/1/2022
Today's listener question is a tough one, and it was pulled from my support forum, here. A mom sent this in and I really felt this and wanted to address it directly. I hope this helps. QUestion/Statement Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade. Connect with...

Duration:00:10:00

How to find helpful apps for people with disibilities (feat. Cristen Carson Reat) S5E37

9/26/2022
Have you ever struggled to navigate the app marketplace while looking for something to help your kids or loved ones with a disability? If so, this is the perfect show for you. My guest Cristen Carson Reat, she's the cofounder and Program Director at BridgingApps.org. She's here today to talk about BridgingApps, a free, heavily curated, and carefully vetted database of apps for people with disabilities. Guest Bio: Cristen Carson Reat is the Co-Founder and Program Director of...

Duration:00:36:39

Listener Questions (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E36

9/23/2022
Today's listener question is "anyone else aware of the extent of their child's condition, but still get sad when you see it in paper?" I appreciate the honest question. I've been having really deep conversations with someone who's helping to see some of the things in a different light, and it makes a difference. This question popped up, and I wanted to share some of the wisdom that was shared with my audience. You can find the question and join the discussion at the link below.. Autism...

Duration:00:09:38

"Welcome To Fatherhood" Podcast (Preview Clip) S5E35

9/21/2022
I wanted to share that you can listen to me on the "Welcome To Fatherhood" podcast. Kelly Jean-Philippe and I had a great conversation about what being a Dad means. Check it out at the link below, and subscribe to Kelly's pod. :-) https://welcome2fatherhood.com/listen Mentioned in this episode: Listen to the "Welcome To Fatherhood" Podcast Kelly started the Welcome To Fatherhood Podcast after he and his beautiful wife welcomed their baby boy in the Spring of 2020. Not only was parenthood...

Duration:00:07:03

Different Not Less (feat. Ron Suskind) S5E34

9/19/2022
My guest today is Ron Suskind. I sat with Ron, in-person, to discuss his journey as a father to an autistic son, who experienced significant regression at a very early age. This is his family's incredibly moving story of heartache, hope, and meeting their son where he is. Guest Bio: Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer-winning journalist, bestselling author, and producer of award-winning documentaries and feature films, and the founder of BongoMedia. Ron’s latest bestseller, Life, Animated (2014),...

Duration:00:28:09

What is Speech Therapy? (feat. Mckell Smith) S5E33

9/12/2022
Today's episode answers all your questions about Speech Therapy. My guest is Mckell Smith, a special needs mom and Speech/Language Pathologist. We talk about her parenting journey before diving into a conversation about what Speech Therapy is, how it works, who benefits, and how to navigate the system. Guest Bio: Mckell Smith is a Speech & Language Therapist, mom of four (three with special needs), advocate, and business owner. Mckell is passionate about helping kids, and their...

Duration:00:36:09