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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

Missed Milestones (feat. Dr. Jason Kahn) S5E25

8/1/2022
My guest today is Dr. Jason Kahn, a Developmental Psychiatrist out of Harvard. We all know how important milestones are in child development, and the role they play in detecting early signs of autism but do you know when should be worrying about a missed milestone, and when we should just give our kids a little more time? Dr. Kahn is here to help us navigate this and gain some peace of mind. Link to enter the Mightier Giveaway: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06ca993f46/?...

Duration:00:38:52

Presley's Place: A sensory reprieve inside Pittsburgh International Airport (feat. Bob Kerlik) S5E24

7/25/2022
Today's show is all about inclusivity and how important it is to provide equal access to travel for all people. My guest today is https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kerlik-99a1b0110/ (Bob Kerlik). Bob is Vice President of Media Relations at Allegheny County Airport Authority, and he's here to talk about Presley's Place. Presley's Place is a massive, state-of-the-art sensory room inside Pittsburgh International Airport. This is the story of how it all got started. Guest Bio: Bob Kerlik is...

Duration:00:28:37

Feeling Guilty and Sensory Eating (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E23

7/22/2022
This week's Answering Listener Questions episode is brought to you by SuperBill. Today's listener topics are about not feeling guilty for taking time for yourself (selfcare) and sensory eating vs picky eating. This episode is less than 10 minutes. 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...

Duration:00:09:26

Keeping Your Child's Support Team Up To Date (feat. Risa Stein PhD, MA) S5E22

7/18/2022
I speak with Risa Stein, Ph.D., MA in this parenting resource episode. Risa is a mother to a neurodivergent son and a Clinical Psychologist. She's also the Founder and CEO of SeeInMe. SeeInMe is an NFC-based technology that helps caregivers, teachers, providers, and self-advocates. Guest Bio: Risa Stein PhD, MD is a clinical psychologist, mother to a neurodivergent son, and granddaughter to a (now deceased) Alzheimer’s sufferer. She has struggled with entrusting her loved ones to the care of...

Duration:00:35:28

Why Does My Kid Have Meltdowns After School? (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E21

7/15/2022
I'm answering listener and reader questions every Friday. Today's question is "Why does my kid have meltdowns after school?" The second part of that question is "What can we do to help prevent them from happening?" The runtime for this is less than 10 minutes but it's 10 minutes well spent. Submit your questions at listen.theautismdad.com. ☺ 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,...

Duration:00:07:44

Apologies To My Autistic Friends (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E20

7/12/2022
In this short episode, I explain some changes I'm making and why I want to apologize to my autistic friends. 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 Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.com/episode/listen.theautismdad.com (Official Podcast...

Duration:00:04:12

Understanding meltdowns in less than 10 minutes (S5E19)

7/8/2022
We use the words' meltdown and tantrum in the autism community all the time, but do we really know what they mean? In the next 6 minutes, you will learn everything you need to know to gain a better understanding of both meltdowns and tantrums, as well as how to tell the difference between the two. Submit your autism parenting questions at the link below: https://listen.theautismdad.com/contact/ (https://listen.theautismdad.com/contact/) Host Bio: Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing...

Duration:00:05:54

Raising Twin Autistic Daughters (feat. Jacqueline Carrillo) S5E18

7/4/2022
In this Parent to Parent episode, I talk with Jacqueline Carrillo about her experience raising twin autistic, teenage daughters. Jacqueline discusses several issues that matter to her, including the importance of employers being accommodating to parents who are trying to balance work, and the demands of raising special needs kids. This is especially true for single parents. Guest Bio: Jacqueline Carrillo is a single mom to twin, teenage, autistic daughters. She's a business owner and...

Duration:00:35:53

Accepting the Diagnosis (feat. Dennis Procopio) S5E17

6/27/2022
Sometimes we need a little help to accept a diagnosis, be it for our child or ourselves. In this episode, Dennis Procopio helps me to accept my recent diagnosis. I think his advice transcends my singular experience and can apply to so many situations, including the one in your life. This was a very personal episode and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me. Guest Bio: Dennis Procopio is a husband, father, and male life coach. Dennis is an autism dad, and recently discovered that he...

Duration:00:41:20

What is an IEP? (feat. Shelley Kenow) S5E16

6/20/2022
Are you a parent to an autistic child, a child with ADHD, or a child with a disability? If so, this show is for you. Learn everything you need to know about IEPs, from an IEP expert, and go into your next IEP meeting empowered with the knowledge needed to better navigate the system. This episode with help you ensure your child has access to the support and accommodations needed for them to succeed in their educational journey. Guest Bio: Shelley Kenow is a wife of 30 years, a mom for 22...

Duration:00:45:22

Singer/Songwriter & Autistic Advocate (feat Cory Singer) S5E15

6/13/2022
My guest today is for the first episode of my new Autistic Voices Series is none other than Cory Singer. Cory is an accomplished singer/songwriter and Tiktok sensation, who just happens to be autistic. He uses his massive platform to talk about autism. Cory uses his personal experience as an autistic person to create about autism that is humorous, engaging, educational, honest, and inspirational. Guest Bio: NJ Native Cory Singer is an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician and theater...

Duration:00:31:22

Parents Discuss Regressive Autism and ABA Therapy (feat. Eileen Lamb) S5E14

6/6/2022
Eileen Lamb (The Autism Cafe) is an autistic mother of two autistic kids. She's here for a parent-to-parent discussion about the reality of regressive autism and ABA therapy, based on first-hand, personal experience. Guest Bio: Eileen Lamb, author of "All Across The Spectrum" and “Be The One,” is the founder of The Autism Cafe. She’s also a writer, photographer, and podcast host. Born in France, Eileen now lives in Austin, Texas, with her two sons, Charlie (9) and Jude (6), and their...

Duration:00:42:25

Kate Swenson: Autism, Parenting, Hope, and Healing (S5E13)

5/30/2022
I have a great parent-to-parent conversation with my friend Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice). We share some of our best autism parenting stories that inspire hope and healing. Connect with Kate Swenson: https://findingcoopersvoice.com (Finding Cooper's Voice) Check out https://www.amazon.com/dp/0778311996/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_apa_gl_i_dl_0ADF4RCRRMWQT2FQ9A62?linkCode=ml2&tag=robgorski-20 (Forever Boy) About Kate Swenson: Kate is Cooper's mom, the founder of Finding Cooper's Voice, and the...

Duration:00:33:48

When your child needs acute residential care (feat Mike Rowley) S5E12

5/23/2022
My guest today is the Administrator of https://springbrookbehavioral.com/ (Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health), Mike Rowley. I recorded this while on-site at The Converge Autism Summit in Greenville, South Carolina. Mike and I have a conversation all about the Springbrook facility. We talk about why a child may need acute residential care, and what happens when they do. We talked about the unimaginable struggles facing families when a child's behavior cannot be managed safely in the home....

Duration:00:31:06

Tips for traveling with your autistic kids (feat. Dawn M. Barclay) S5E11

5/16/2022
Join my new community and discuss this and other episodes of The Autism Dad Podcast with others. It's totally free, and I'd love your feedback. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Autism_Dad_Pod/ (Join Now.) My guest today is Dawn Barclay, and she's here to share tips and tricks to make traveling with our autistic kids safe, fun, and enjoyable. She wrote a new book called Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse (will release Aug...

Duration:00:32:33

My Conversation with Temple Grandin (feat. Dr. Temple Grandin) S5E10

5/9/2022
*** Join my free online community to discuss this episode: click https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Autism_Dad_Pod/ (here) *** Dr. Temple Grandin is here today to help parents prepare their autistic kids for the workforce. This is so important as our kids get older. Temple has a ton of very specific advice, insight, and experience that she will share over the next 30 minutes. We also talk about helping to manage our kid’s sensory needs. Temple is an amazing human being, and I was lucky enough to...

Duration:00:30:41

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Parental Burnout (feat. Dr. Searcy-Pate) S5E9

4/25/2022
My guest today is Dr. Searcy-Pate and we're having a very important discussion about parental burnout. In this episode, we're going to discuss the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of burnout. As well as what to do if you're experiencing it, and how you can do to reduce your risk. Please share this episode with your friends and loved ones. Background: Dr. Searcy-Pate earned both her graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and Jackson State University. In...

Duration:00:32:47

Autistic Voices (feat. Sam Mitchell of Autism Rocks and Rolls) S5E8

4/18/2022
My guest today is Sam Mitchell. Sam is a 19-year-old young man who is college bound, majoring in media and entrepreneurship. He found his niche and love in podcasting in high school when he joined his high school's media club. Podcasting became his passion and he started his own, Autism Rocks and Rolls. Sam and I have a great conversation about all of the amazing things he's doing with Autism Rocks and Rolls. You can find Sam at: https://autismrocksandrolls.com Mentioned in this episode:...

Duration:00:23:52

Listening to Autistic Adults (feat. Dennis Procopio) pt1 S5E7

3/28/2022
My guest today is Dennis Procopio. Dennis is a life coach for men and an autism Dad. He's been on the show a few times and he's here today to talk about Dad stuff and share some autism parenting stories. This is a great conversation and ends up going to a place I hadn't seen coming. Dennis opens up about his personal journey raising his son and learning more about himself. ☺ Find Dennis: MAN-UP! Life Coaching About Rob Gorski: All my information and relevant links are...

Duration:00:30:00

Parenting with Purpose (feat. Mitch Leppicello, LICSW) S5E6

3/21/2022
I'm excited to bring you another episode about empowering parents to better help their autistic children. My guest today is Mitch Leppicello. Mitch is a social worker who's spent decades working with autistic kids and their families. Mitch has used his experience to create a program called The Calm Compass. The Calm Compass is an online resource for parents of autistic children, helping them to better navigate difficult situations, as well as gain insight, and outside-of-the-box solutions...

Duration:00:30:01