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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
We, autism moms, are completely punch drunk over school stresses, seizures, shade, scrubbing, sanitizing, sports bras, and seltzer.
Cheers to all the special needs parents who have the stomach for education on Covid. For those who do not, we have a drink for that too!
Back to school, here we go! 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
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
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
The South Florida Disorderly Blondes are happier than Elle Woods at Harvard to unpack this stellar podcast episode featuring autistic attorney Haley Moss. Much like the time Elle found Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal, we blondes gain a closet full of invaluable autism insight. We may ask the tough questions (have you met us?), but you’ll see this “exercise” in respecting differences gives off plenty of endorphins for all to enjoy. What? Like, it’s hard? Now who’s in for a bend and SNAP? Read More
Who knew movement was therapy and could be so much fun?
Meet Miami native Audrey Amadeo, founder of Spectrum Dance Therapy: Arts for Autism Foundation. Her strong belief to tune ASD children into the arts falls right in time with her training in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Audrey is truly a step ahead of the rest, and has found a rhythm by mixing Autism Movement Therapy to a tempo kids on the spectrum get (and get DOWN to).
Click the link below to LISTEN to the latest episode: WE GOT THE BEAT. Read More
Sadly, mainstream media “entertainment” has Americans TUNED OUT to the REAL WORLD of autism by creating shows like The Good Doctor. We want to see the TRUE story of individuals with autism, picked to live in 1 out 59 homes, who work hard as hell to “improve” at a cost of $2.3 million, and have their families’ lives turned upside down; let’s find out what happens when we stop being polite…and start getting REAL. Let’s flip the script. #Autism #SouthFlorida #Motherhood Our way… Read More