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
Fresh off an out-of-this-world vacay that had our heads in the clouds, we South Florida autism moms live to tell the tale of two close encounters that had us running for the (Texas) hillside. Unfortunately, rejected by the Mothership, it’s back to our special needs reality featuring cases of senioritis, sucky sports, swimming and splashing,… Read More
Yes, you read right! We blondes hosted a live podcast and invited some of our parent listeners to experience the recording process and try to get a word in! Challenging! Tune in to catch up with our latest escapades, and our guest “co-hosts” musings on autism. The result? A beautiful night of sharing and bonding… Read More
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