Join us as we dish on some of the memorable moments of our SUPER popular autism parent podcast. We laugh; we cry (from laughing). We also toast our favorite guests of the past four seasons and roast our own podcasting (and autism parenting) skills alike. All done? Check out our SHOW NOTES for this episode.… Read More
S4 E47 Autism Speaks, Spells, and Solves All The Math
Professional listeners they are not, but listen in as autism moms Brenda and Kristi presume they are competent to dish on their sons’ latest adventures. Whether it’s graduating, partying, modeling, sporting, or equation solving, the blondes know who is doing all the pant-wearing: dem boyz.
S4 E46 Thomas A. McKean: A Fantastic Advocate for Autistics
Autism advocate and comic lover Thomas A. McKean does not consider autism a superpower. Still, armed with his brilliant, open mind he pens a voice of reason amongst a universe of controversy. Thomas is “puzzled” by the epic autism battles other “advocates” choose. His story is a rare edition and his page-turning adventures prove the good advocates always win. Read More
S4 E44 Underestimated, An Autism Miracle with Ride or Die Dad J.B. Handley
Autism dad, author, and activist J.B. Handley gets RAW as he raps with us about his new book Underestimated, An Autism Miracle. His lyrical journey into unlocking his non-speaker son Jamie’s voice using Spelling to Communicate(S2C) has we homies channeling Tupac. East Coast-West Coast rivalries aside, listen in and get inspired by Changes. “Things will never be the same” for his notoriously strong kiddo, and maybe yours too. Read More
S3 E36 Love Serving Autism
The Disorderly Blondes bring order to center court (and tone down their normal “racket”) to interview founder of adaptive tennis program Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix. There is no match for the “A” game her program, Love Serving Autism, brings to special needs individuals. This tennis pro turned SLP champions local families who would feel sidelined without her love of giving everyone a shot at sports success. Read More
The Race to Crash My Autistic Son’s New Year’s Resolutions
by Kristi Vannatta My fifteen year-old son J.R. has autism. If you were to meet me for the first time you may ask where he falls on the spectrum and whether or not he is considered “high functioning.” A speedy answer is always tricky for me, because these days a parent is reluctant to describe… Read More
S2 E18 Guardianship & Gold Diggers
Estate planning is MUY IMPORTANTE, but where does a special needs parent even start? Hint: we have special financial planning needs!
Enter Douglas Vogel, Special Needs Estate Planner and special needs PARENT. If he can break the process down so the blondes can understand, then anyone* can. Read More
S2 E17 Whirls & Squirrels
The Disorderly Blondes’ lives are a whirlwind!
Add a hurricane, a call to 911, school blues, math problems, a new puppy, and what do you get? You guessed it: squirrels! Just TRY to follow along this update as the South Florida blondes share what’s up (and what blows!).
Mentions: squirrels, Autism on the Seas, United in Autism, Town of Miami Lakes, Autism Bites Supper Club, algebra, and the lies we tell.
S2 E16 C’mon Get HAAPE
Maria Jacobo is the lead voice at Help Adults with Autism Perform and Exel located in Weston, Florida and is a SUPER tuned in mom to an adult 😇 with autism.
Her all-volunteer organization works to provide adults on the spectrum meaningful employment. This talented troupe is dedicated to creating a harmonious dialogue to get everyone on the BANDwagon. Read More
S1 E14: Que Calor! (Summer Bonus Episode)
Catch up with what the South Florida Disorderly Blondes (Autism Podcast) have been up to, and if you want an even 🖐🏽 tan 🖐🏽, listen to the very end for Season 2 & 3 SPOILERS! Read More