The Magic of TOY RUS

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

You asked, so I’ll tell you: I’m not OK

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 Funny Valentine

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

S1 E9 Legally (Non) Blonde

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

S1 E8 We Got the Beat

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

S1 E7 Flip the Script

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

S1 E6 The Sweet Spot

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

S1 E5 #WWDBD

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

S1 E4 The Smoking Gun

Everything is A-OK at this autism corral! The Disorderly Blondes are shooting first and asking questions later as their very first guest enters, guns a-blazin’! High caliber advocate Ysela aims to please as she discusses her role as an educational consultant. Her mission (if you choose to accept it) is to keep special needs families… Read More

S1 E3 Holidazed & Confused

It’s the most wonderful(ly) stressful time of the year! Did your 2018 holiday season bite the big one, compliments of autism? Well if so have we got an ego boost for you! Listen in on the unique challenges the South Florida Disorderly Blondes unwrapped, and the number of bottles they uncorked in order to cope.… Read More