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 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
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
Meet Valerie Herskowitz, owner of The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy in Jupiter, FL. Her sweet contributions to the special needs community have provided a rich assortment of flavorful foundations and textured trainings, sprinkling hope for young adults on the autism spectrum. Listen in as only Valerie could concoct this Master Class on just how much adult support and instruction still needs to be cooked up. Read More
What Would the Disorderly Blondes Do, you ask? They’d pour an adult beverage (duh) then turn their show over to their #disorderlytribe via IG! Tune in for answers to burning questions like How do the blondes navigate this special needs life with such exceptional poise? and Who dares refer to autism as a gift in… Read More