S3 E34 Autism Mom and Author Laurie Hellman

Join a blonde threesome as we interview autism mom, author, and fellow podcaster Laurie Hellmann. She just launched her first book: Welcome to My Life, A Personal Parenting Journey Through Autism. Laurie’s memoir is a raw, real, heart-wrenching glimpse into the day-to-day struggles caregivers of severely autistic individuals face. She champions her special needs teenager… Read More

S3 E33 Autism, Covid, and More: Esto No Pasaba en Cuba

Join the South Florida blondes on their parenting autism podcast for another unscripted, uproariously funny update to which only super autism moms (and masochists) can relate. Quarantine life may have cramped special needs schooling, birthdays, graduations, and vacays, but certainly not their style!

A few spectrum squirrels also sound off, but in the words of the fabulous Walter Mercado, “I never rehearse to be myself.” Listen to this top podcast, laugh with abandon, and relate “con mucho, mucho amor! Read More

The Magic of TOY RUS

NO, not Toys”R”Us.

TOY + RUS (two words) TOY-RUS.

That is what Dylan used to call the store.

He’d visited Toys”R”Us before, but never truly showed age-appropriate interest. That summer, during a random visit, his eyes lit up in a new way. Out of the blue, he was excited to look around and pick out a toy (or two). All baby toys, but I didn’t care… Read More

S3 E32 Mourning Alejandro: The Impact of Filicide on the Autism Community

It seems inconceivable to shed any light on the murder of Alejandro Ripley. His is an extreme case, a victim of the unimaginable. This episode is for our Autism Spectrum Disorder community and anyone who wants to learn more about the possible “WHYS” and the plea for “WHAT NEXT?” Read More

Welcome to ASD Homeschooling

…a very Disorderly response to Emily Perl Kingsley’s Welcome to Holland The Disorderly Blondes are often asked to describe the experience of educating a child with a disability while in quarantine – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel.  It’s like this…… Read More

Autism and Homeschooling in the Time of COVID-19

Special needs parents set sail into uncharted territory The morning started with a half-hour school introduction lesson on my laptop. Oliver’s reaction to seeing his teacher live on the screen was priceless: surprised, excited, and then confused. I helped keep him focused on the screen as much as possible and prevented him from walking away.… Read More

S3 E29 ASD QUARANTINE

NEW EPISODE! Okay fine, these autism moms are a little less blonde these days, but very little can be done to quarantine our mouths. Sorry not sorry! Are we not an essential business?  Just listen along as we record our podcast remotely for the very first time. The added benefit: no dark roots nor hanging lashes to… Read More

S3 E28 Meet the F•R•I•E•N•D•S (Part 2)

PART 2 of The Friendship Café episode. The South Florida blondes met with Elizabeth Camp recently. She introduced them to some of the inspiring young adults she serves, and how satisfied they are with her recipe for (their) success! This time, listen to the F•R•I•E•N•D• S share all about their experience. Meet Jennifer, Cameron, Billy,… Read More