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Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions. I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics here on The Autism Dad podcast. Therefore, I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode. I’ve been writing daily for over a decade and have found that podcasting is a great new way to reach my audience. You can listen on every major podcasting platform. Just download your favorite app and search for “The Autism Dad Podcast”. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes drop. Also, please remember to rate my podcast because that really helps me grow. I’m also always looking for guests and sponsors. If you’d like to be a guest or sponsor an episode, send me a message at theautismdad.com/contact.

Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions. I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics here on The Autism Dad podcast. Therefore, I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode. I’ve been writing daily for over a decade and have found that podcasting is a great new way to reach my audience. You can listen on every major podcasting platform. Just download your favorite app and search for “The Autism Dad Podcast”. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes drop. Also, please remember to rate my podcast because that really helps me grow. I’m also always looking for guests and sponsors. If you’d like to be a guest or sponsor an episode, send me a message at theautismdad.com/contact.

Location:

Canton, OH

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Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions. I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics here on The Autism Dad podcast. Therefore, I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode. I’ve been writing daily for over a decade and have found that podcasting is a great new way to reach my audience. You can listen on every major podcasting platform. Just download your favorite app and search for “The Autism Dad Podcast”. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes drop. Also, please remember to rate my podcast because that really helps me grow. I’m also always looking for guests and sponsors. If you’d like to be a guest or sponsor an episode, send me a message at theautismdad.com/contact.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Let's Talk About COVID and the Vaccines (feat. Dr. Webby of St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the WHO) S4E7

4/3/2021
I've been wanting to do this episode for a while. Dr. Richard Webby is on the show today to discuss all things COVID and vaccine-related. Dr. Webby is a Member of the Department of Infectious diseases at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals. This is an incredibly important conversation about the current state of the US in regards to COVID, the new variants, and the vaccine...

Duration:00:50:11

The Many Different Paths to Fatherhood (feat. Harma Hartouni) S4E5

3/12/2021
My guest today is Harma Hartouni. Harma just happens to be an absolutely amazing human being with one of the most inspiring stories, I've ever heard. He just released his new book called Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success. He's here to talk about his amazing life from growing up in Iran during the war, learning to walk again after surviving a devastating car accident, finally moving back to the States, learning to accept himself, coming out, meeting his...

Duration:00:56:29

Diagnosis Delayed (feat. Dr. Jeff Selman) S4E4

2/26/2021
My guest today is Dr. Jeff Selman. He's VP of Clinical Services over at First Children Services. He's here to talk about how COVID is creating additional delays in kids getting evaluated for autism. This is a huge problem because we know that early intervention is absolutely vital for kids with autism and delays interfere with that. We talk about what is happening and the impact it's having on kids. We also discuss remote learning and some challenges that we're not talking about as we...

Duration:01:01:30

Dad's Talking Autism and Parenting (feat. Eric Rittenhouse) S4E3

2/19/2021
My guest today is Eric Rittenhouse. He's the father of 2 amazing autistic kids and he's here to talk about his journey as a special needs parent. Eric has a fantastic outlook on life and an inspiring approach to parenting. I hope you find this conversation about the ups, downs, challenges, and victories of being an autism parent meaningful. It's so important to share our stories because we're all connected and we can learn a great deal from each other. Maybe Eric will inspire others Dads to...

Duration:01:00:28

Accessibility for Those with Disabilities (feat. Meegan Winters) S4E2

2/12/2021
My guest today is Meegan Winters. She has a background in special education and is the founder of Able Eyes. Able Eyes is a state of the art platform that provides virtual tours for children and adults with disabilities for the purposes of accessibility. Meegan is here to talk about how Able Eyes works and how it's helping the community. This is so cool and it's completely free to use. About Meegan Winters:Meegan Winters is the CEO/Co-Founder of Able Eyes. Her experience as a special...

Duration:00:28:02

Talking to Dads (feat. Sacha Muller) S4E1

2/5/2021
Welcome back!!!! My guest today is Sacha Muller and he's an autism Dad. Sacha is here to talk to me about his parenting journey and what being a special needs Dad has been like for him thus far. While I didn't know Sacha prior to this interview, I've learned that he's an awesome Dad and I'm so grateful that he was willing to talk so openly about how he feels. I hope this inspires other Moms and Dads to open up and share their stories. Sponsors NoNetz is a Mother and son clothing company,...

Duration:01:14:01

Surviving COVID and Getting Divorced S3E41

12/30/2020
This was an unplanned bonus episode that I did in one take. That's always impressive. I wanted to share an end of the year roundup and talk about some of the things my family has been dealing with in 2020. I also open up about my divorce and share how I'm choosing to handle that. I think it's a really important message and I hope you all can learn something from my experience. :-) All my information and relevant links are https://linktr.ee/theautismdad (here) Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:35:05

Parent to Parent (feat. Nikki Saunders) S3E40

12/13/2020
In this final episode of season 3, I meet Nikki Saunders. I go into these episodes not knowing anything about these parents. I know that Nikki is an autism Mom and lives in the UK. I encourage you to join me once more on this amazing journey to learn about her life and her family. I've included her bio below as by the time you listen to this, I've already met her and you may want to reach out and connect with her. About Nikki SaundersNikki was born in Suffolk; she has two children and has...

Duration:01:03:46

I Wish More Dads Spoke Up Like This (feat. Ray Bracht) S3E39

12/5/2020
I'm super stoked about this 2nd to last episode of the season because I snagged an autism dad. I talk to tons of autism moms and that's awesome because I learn so much from them. I don't hear from or speak with many autism dads and that's always bothered me. Dads seem to talk about their experiences less for some reason and I wish I knew why. I'm super excited to have an autism dad on the show today. His name is Ray Bracht and I met him for the first time a few weeks ago when this interview...

Duration:01:07:38

Parent to Parent (feat. Bernadette Woldt) S3E38

11/20/2020
In this second to last episode of the season, I had the pleasure of meeting Bernadette Woldt. Bernadette is a single Mom of twin girls, one being autistic and the other not. She lives in Wisconsin, where at the time of recording, COVID was and still is out of control. We talk about parenting stuff, how her daughter was diagnosed, how school is going and some interesting things about having twins. This was a great conversation and I'm really excited for you folks to meet her. Please listen...

Duration:01:16:34

Parent to Parent (feat. Tammy Seguin) S3E37

11/13/2020
This week I had the pleasure of meeting Tammy Seguin. She's a single Mom of 2 kids, her oldest being autistic. She's on the show today to share a bit about her life and journey as an autism Mom. She's in Canada and we talk about some of the differences between how autism is handled in Canada vs the US. We discuss how school is going and how COVID has impacted their lives. We all have our struggles and we all have our own unique stories. Taking the time to learn from each others experiences...

Duration:01:10:02

Parent to Parent (feat. Amy Nielsen) S3E36

11/6/2020
In this weeks episode, my friend Amy Nielsen is back on the show. Amy is an autism Mom and was on a few months back. We were talking about her journey as an autism parent. We discussed how COVID had impacted their lives. We also talked about what her and her husband were going to do for the upcoming school year. Since that episode, her youngest tested positive for COVID. Her husband tested positive for COVID as well. She's back to share their story, raise awareness, and talk about her...

Duration:01:17:55

Parent to Parent (feat. Lynn Esparo) S3E35

10/30/2020
In this weeks Parent to Parent episode, I introduce you to Lynn Esparo. Lynn is a single Mom to an amazing little boy with autism. Lynn has an amazing story and she takes us through her journey with the foster system as well as the adoption process. This is a colorful conversation about all things autism parenting and it's both hilarious and inspirational. I can't wait for you to meet Lynn and hear her amazing story. :-) About Lynn: Lynn Esparo (Lynn sent me this bio and I thought it was...

Duration:01:10:41

Goally is tech that helps kids manage their routine (feat. Sasha Shtern) S3E34

10/23/2020
In this weeks episode I interview Sasha Shtern, CEO of Goally. Goally is really cool tech that helps kids with autism and ADHD manage their own routines or schedules independently. I've had this in my house for a few months and I'm super impressed with it. Sasha is here to talk about how Goally works and how it's helping so many kids to gain independence. You can check out Goally at goally.co. They've provided my listeners with a coupon code. Use the code "theautismdad" at check out for free...

Duration:01:15:34

Parent to Parent (feat. Wendy Valente) S3E33

10/16/2020
I'm so excited about this week's episode because I just launched The Parent to Parent Series. Aside from briefly vetting my guests, I go into these interviews blind. The idea is to meet another special needs parent for the first time. Get to know them. Have a raw, unfiltered conversation. Learn about their life and family. Share experiences and insights with the overall goal of reminding everyone listening just how beautiful and unique every special needs family is. You will likely hear some...

Duration:01:12:07

Sensory Processing Disorder 101 (feat. Varleisha Gibbs) S3E32

10/4/2020
In this weeks episode, my guest is Varleisha Gibbs and we are going to talk about sensory processing disorder. Varleisha is a Mother, wife, and author. Varleisha D. Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L is the Vice President of Practice Engagement and Capacity Building At the American Occupational Therapy Association. In other words, she knows her stuff and is the perfect person to help us better understand what sensory processing disorder is and how we can help our loved ones living with it. We're going to...

Duration:01:07:26

MAMAS Talkin' LOUD (feat. Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush) S3E31

9/26/2020
I'm so excited to bring you this episode. My guests today are Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush. They're both Broadway Moms and they're here to talk about motherhood, parenting, their podcast (MAMAS Talkin' LOUD), balancing careers on Broadway and family, as well as how their lives have been impacted by COVID-19. Cara is a special needs mom and we talk about that journey as well. Cara and Jessica are absolutely hilarious and I encourage you all to check out their podcast, MAMAS Talkin' LOUD. It's...

Duration:01:07:07

Fitness At Home (feat Celebrity Trainer Oscar Smith) S3E30

9/21/2020
My guest today is legendary supermodel and celebrity fitness trainer Oscar Smith. He's devoted his life to fitness and has successfully trained clients with every type of fitness goal. Oscar Smith owns and operates his own fitness studio called O-Diesel Studios, located in Tribeca. COVID-19 has caused many gyms to be closed and even if they're open, people aren't comfortable taking the risk. Oscar shares things we can do from home to work on our fitness, including things we can do with our...

Duration:00:58:40

Parent to Parent (feat. Amy Nielsen) S3E29

9/11/2020
In this weeks episode, I have a parent to parent conversation with Amy Nielsen. She's an autism mom, author, educator, blogger, podcaster and early intervention specialist. We talk about her amazing family, life as an autism parent and how COVID has made things more challenging. We also talk about how her and her husband are navigating the new school year. It's a great conversation and one you can definitely relate to. :-) About Amy: Amy is a former educator with seventeen years experience....

Duration:01:07:28

Homeschooling vs Online Learning: What You NEED to Know (feat. Annette Hines) S3E28

8/22/2020
In this week's episode, my friend Annette Hines stops by to help us understand the differences between homeschooling, distance learning and remote learning. We even talk about unschooling as well. As parents, we need to know that we have rights when it comes to our children's education, as do our children. With COVID interfering with the reopening of schools this Fall, it's more important than ever that we know what our options are. Annette helps us to understand both our rights as parents...

Duration:01:06:24