Join us as we dish on some of the memorable moments of our SUPER popular autism parent podcast. We laugh; we cry (from laughing). We also toast our favorite guests of the past four seasons and roast our own podcasting (and autism parenting) skills alike. All done? Check out our SHOW NOTES for this episode.… Read More
S4 E48 ABA Piano Therapy Unplugged
Piano lessons as autism therapy is sheet music to Board Certified Behavior Analyst Mary-Debra Pawloski’s ears. Her techniques strike a chord in her students as a symphony of results play up positive behaviors. B sharp and tune in as Miss Mary explains the key reasons piano evokes a concert of skills. Read More
S4 E47 Autism Speaks, Spells, and Solves All The Math
Professional listeners they are not, but listen in as autism moms Brenda and Kristi presume they are competent to dish on their sons’ latest adventures. Whether it’s graduating, partying, modeling, sporting, or equation solving, the blondes know who is doing all the pant-wearing: dem boyz.
S4 E46 Thomas A. McKean: A Fantastic Advocate for Autistics
Autism advocate and comic lover Thomas A. McKean does not consider autism a superpower. Still, armed with his brilliant, open mind he pens a voice of reason amongst a universe of controversy. Thomas is “puzzled” by the epic autism battles other “advocates” choose. His story is a rare edition and his page-turning adventures prove the good advocates always win. Read More
S4 E45 Jill Escher of the National Council on Severe Autism
Jill Escher is the president of the National Council on Severe Autism and has prepared a strong message for the world: every autism parent is in a state of panic, and the “unaffected,” should be too. Yes, could this mean you.
“Severe” or “not-so-pretty” autism voices demand a place at the table, and no noisy, lame attempt to shame the advocates over semantics will “cancel” the grim statistics. Severe autism is coming for all of us, actually. It’s time to listen. Read More
S4 E44 Underestimated, An Autism Miracle with Ride or Die Dad J.B. Handley
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
S4 E43 The Truth Is Out There: Aliens, Abductions, & Other April Autism Mom Adventures
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
S4 E42 Live Autism Podcast with the Disorderly Blondes and Friends
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
S4 E41 Real Housewives of ASD Update
The South Florida Blondes will never admit 2021 means 2020 “won,” for they closed the deal on autism guardianship and “seized” the day with CBD treatments. Two fab magazine features have them hoping ’21 may just bring back the fun, just ask Rick Desantis. Read More
S4 E40 Julie Hornok: The Autism Mom’s Super Friend
Julie Hornok wears many capes: she is an autism mom, author, speaker, advocate, cheerleader, and the strongest ally any mom of a newly diagnosed special needs child could ever ask for.
She used her superpowers to mightily pen United in autism, Finding Strength Inside the Spectrum, and is now saving the planet one autism mom at a time with Labeled and Loved- an arsenal of lifelines meant to help us soldier on with a smile.
Armed with a shield of wit, warmth, and welcome, Julie uses her superhuman strengths to create a marvelous autism mom universe. Read More