The Race to Crash My Autistic Son’s New Year’s Resolutions

by Kristi Vannatta My fifteen year-old son J.R. has autism. If you were to meet me for the first time you may ask where he falls on the spectrum and whether or not he is considered “high functioning.” A speedy answer is always tricky for me, because these days a parent is reluctant to describe… Read More

S2 E25 Unwrapped, Unraveled, & Unscripted

Like a gift you JUST found as you packed up your Christmas decor, the Disorderly Blondes Autism Podcast presents … a BONUS EPISODE! The wrap may be a bit wrinkled, but our gift of autism mom gab just keeps on giving. Join us as we emerge from the holi-daze and discuss the moments of tears, laughter, and blazin’ firefighters (yeah, really) that made up our holiday season. Read More

S2 E24 The Papis' Takeover: Tears, Fears, and Holiday Cheer

Move over Father Christmas.

The Papis are baaaaack and SLEIGHed it as they interviewed a couple of festive, disorderly, blonde autism moms. There’s snow way around BELIEVING the Disorderly Blondes’ season finale will deliver joy (and perhaps a few tears) to every podcast listening girl and boy!

Will these South Florida autism dads remain on the naughty list or did they prepare their own Santa “clause”? Turn those carols off and tune IN to find out if we should all be singing the praises of papis or gifting them coal.

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S2 E23: PLAY Time with Dr. Jennie

Dr. Jennie Troccio is an autism educator, consultant, DIR/Floortime provider, and founder of PLAY. She teaches the South Florida blondes that kicking off one’s heels can be the key to reaching children AND families dealing with autism. Read More

S2 E22: Let’s Get Physical

South Florida’s Disorderly Blondes Autism Podcast, by hosts Kristi and Brenda, feature guest Jason Miletsky of Exceptional Fitness Foundation. This charitable organization is committed to providing unique fitness, exercise, recreation, social,and safety programs to individuals of all ages and abilities in a fun, safe, and natural environment. Read More

S2 E20 Therapeeds: Brainy in Davie

Dr. Julia Harper delivers H.O.P.E. to families willing to look beyond autism symptoms and make the “smart” move toward her brain-based therapy model. Dr. Harper’s Therapeeds Family Center, located in Davie, Florida, is an enviable space buzzing with bass (yes, she’s all about that bass) commitment, and evidence-based, hard-a** work with children, young adults, and beyond. Read More

S2 E19 ¡Trico Tri!

Prepárence for our scariest episode yet. Poltergeists aside, blonde screams are 100% audible. Tune in to hear us conjure Halloween horror tales from the crypt while unearthing enough survival tips to make your ears bleed. Have no fear though- no listeners will be left behind to check the basement alone! Que horror! Read More

S2 E18 Guardianship & Gold Diggers

Estate planning is MUY IMPORTANTE, but where does a special needs parent even start? Hint: we have special financial planning needs!‍

Enter Douglas Vogel, Special Needs Estate Planner and special needs PARENT. If he can break the process down so the blondes can understand, then anyone* can. Read More

S2 E17 Whirls & Squirrels

The Disorderly Blondes’ lives are a whirlwind!

Add a hurricane, a call to 911, school blues, math problems, a new puppy, and what do you get? You guessed it: squirrels! Just TRY to follow along this update as the South Florida blondes share what’s up (and what blows!).

Mentions: squirrels, Autism on the Seas, United in Autism, Town of Miami Lakes, Autism Bites Supper Club, algebra, and the lies we tell.
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S2 E16 C’mon Get HAAPE

Maria Jacobo is the lead voice at Help Adults with Autism Perform and Exel located in Weston, Florida and is a SUPER tuned in mom to an adult 😇 with autism.

Her all-volunteer organization works to provide adults on the spectrum meaningful employment. This talented troupe is dedicated to creating a harmonious dialogue to get everyone on the BANDwagon. Read More