South Florida moms, Brenda and Kristi, candidly discuss MOTHERHOOD and AUTISM while balancing heels, cocktails, and meltdowns. They share the challenges and triumphs that define the parenting journey of their own special needs sons (autism spectrum disorder + CHRNA7 genetic duplication). Together, they provide community support and a lifeline to parents of newly diagnosed children, teens, and adults. Guests bring essential professional information to educate and empower families. The blondes keep it light by coloring outside their tan lines and flipping off the PC police. Never a dull moment.
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
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
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
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
…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
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
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