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
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’s our most handsome guest yet! Kristi interviewed her thirteen-year-old Jackson for a raw, uncensored take on what it’s like to be an autism sibling to sixteen-year-old bro J.R. Read More
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
This morning, as I absentmindedly scrolled through my Facebook feed, I repeatedly came across a post by yourteenmag.com titled ‘Dear Moms of High School Seniors: How Are You Doing?’ Each time I saw it (too many to count), I felt as if I was being taunted, ridiculed, and challenged. You see, my son happens to… Read More
I can picture it like it was yesterday. I returned home from receiving (but most definitely not processing) J.R.’s autism diagnosis to find a package at my door. With my infant car seat carrier weighing on one arm (ouch) and my three-year old tugging hard at the other (ugh), the goods would have to wait.… Read More
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
Like a gift you JUST found as you packed up your Christmas decor, the Disorderly Blondes Autism Podcast presents … a BONUS EPISODE! The wrap may be a bit wrinkled, but our gift of autism mom gab just keeps on giving. Join us as we emerge from the holi-daze and discuss the moments of tears, laughter, and blazin’ firefighters (yeah, really) that made up our holiday season. Read More
Move over Father Christmas.
The Papis are baaaaack and SLEIGHed it as they interviewed a couple of festive, disorderly, blonde autism moms. There’s snow way around BELIEVING the Disorderly Blondes’ season finale will deliver joy (and perhaps a few tears) to every podcast listening girl and boy!
Will these South Florida autism dads remain on the naughty list or did they prepare their own Santa “clause”? Turn those carols off and tune IN to find out if we should all be singing the praises of papis or gifting them coal.
Dr. Jennie Troccio is an autism educator, consultant, DIR/Floortime provider, and founder of PLAY. She teaches the South Florida blondes that kicking off one’s heels can be the key to reaching children AND families dealing with autism. Read More