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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

"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, https://www.reddit.com/r/Autism_Parenting/comments/xrfv1h/i_might_be_a_horrible_mom/ (here). A mom sent this in and I really felt this and wanted to address it directly. I hope this helps. QUestion/Statement My son was diagnosed about 5 years ago with autism, severe ADHD and language delay. He's come a long way but still struggles with most aspects of social interaction, especially with kids his own age....

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 BridgingApps.org,...

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.....

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 (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...

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,...

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 families. You...

Duration:00:36:09

When Things Don't Go Right (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E32

9/9/2022
If you're a parent, you probably already know this, but even the best-laid plans can fall apart unexpectedly. It's important that as parents, we're flexible and meet our kids where they are. I had to make sudden changes to my kid's education this past week. Here's what happened and the lessons I gleaned from this experience. Topics: 1) The importance of parents being flexible 2) Meeting our kids where that are Here's the link to the previous episode, mentioned in today's release:...

Duration:00:12:00

Chatting with My Autistic Son (feat. Emmett Gorski) S5E31

8/29/2022
Have you ever found yourself thinking about mainstreaming your autistic child? Is it the right thing to do? Will they be okay? While every child, parent, family, and situation is different, I want to share my experience. My 14 year old Emmett, is on the show to talk about his experience being mainstreamed this year. We talk about the pros and cons for him personally. Emmett also has advice for parents facing this decision. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed...

Duration:00:28:08

"Dear Parents" (w/Rob Gorski) S5E30

8/26/2022
I don't know who needs to hear this but if you're a parent to a child with a disability, this episode was recorded for you. 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 Mentioned in this episode: Learn More About...

Duration:00:06:40

"One Dad's Autism Parenting Journey" (feat. Paul Cimins) S5E29

8/22/2022
My guest today is Paul Cimins. Paul is an autism Dad, Founder of Autism Radio, and host of the Hope Saves The Day Podcast. We have a conversation about his parenting journey, how raising his amazing autistic son impacted him, and changed the course of his life. Guest Bio: Paul Cimins is the father of an autistic child, host of the Hope Saves The Day Podcast, and is the CEO and founder of Autism Radio™. Started in 2007, Autism Radio™ is dedicated to raising public awareness about autism, as...

Duration:00:42:11

.....and the winner is (feat. Dr. Jason Kahn) S5E28

8/19/2022
Dr. Jason Kahn from Mightier is back to help me announce the winner of the Mightier 1 year subscription giveaway and talk about what they can expect as their child begins using Mightier for the first time. Thank you to everyone for entering and making this giveaway a success. Thank you to Jason and the whole Mightier team for supporting this giveaway and giving back to the community. Guest Bio: Dr. Jason Kahn is a developmental psychologist and researcher from Boston Children’s Hospital, an...

Duration:00:07:54

One Mom's Mission (feat. Tiffany Hamilton) S5E27

8/15/2022
Tiffany Hamilton co-founded Victor Wear, along with her autistic son Isaiah. Victor Wear is an inspirational clothing line that inspires resilience. 10% of every Victor Wear product sold goes to Special Olympics. Tiffany is on a mission to build a corporation primarily run by people with disabilities. This is the inspiration behind her journey. Guest Bio: Mom and Founder of...

Duration:00:39:36

Confessions of a Depressed Dad (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E26

8/12/2022
I don't know who needs to hear this, but I'm a single Dad battling depression, anxiety, and burnout. If you can relate, you're not alone. In this short episode, I talk honestly about my current mental health struggles and the importance of normalizing these conversations. 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...

Duration:00:17:30

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