S3 E34 Autism Mom and Author Laurie Hellman

Join a blonde threesome as we interview autism mom, author, and fellow podcaster Laurie Hellmann. She just launched her first book: Welcome to My Life, A Personal Parenting Journey Through Autism. Laurie’s memoir is a raw, real, heart-wrenching glimpse into the day-to-day struggles caregivers of severely autistic individuals face. She champions her special needs teenager… Read More

S3 E32 Mourning Alejandro: The Impact of Filicide on the Autism Community

It seems inconceivable to shed any light on the murder of Alejandro Ripley. His is an extreme case, a victim of the unimaginable. This episode is for our Autism Spectrum Disorder community and anyone who wants to learn more about the possible “WHYS” and the plea for “WHAT NEXT?” Read More

Welcome to ASD Homeschooling

…a very Disorderly response to Emily Perl Kingsley’s Welcome to Holland The Disorderly Blondes are often asked to describe the experience of educating a child with a disability while in quarantine – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel.  It’s like this…… Read More

S3 E29 ASD QUARANTINE

NEW EPISODE! Okay fine, these autism moms are a little less blonde these days, but very little can be done to quarantine our mouths. Sorry not sorry! Are we not an essential business?  Just listen along as we record our podcast remotely for the very first time. The added benefit: no dark roots nor hanging lashes to… Read More

S3 E28 Meet the F•R•I•E•N•D•S (Part 2)

PART 2 of The Friendship Café episode. The South Florida blondes met with Elizabeth Camp recently. She introduced them to some of the inspiring young adults she serves, and how satisfied they are with her recipe for (their) success! This time, listen to the F•R•I•E•N•D• S share all about their experience. Meet Jennifer, Cameron, Billy,… Read More

S3 E27 The Friendship Café PART 1

Meet Elizabeth Camp, the special needs whisperer with a loud and persistent advocating voice. She dishes up a delicious plate of support training adults with disabilities in both job and life skills at Fort Lauderdale’s new Friendship Café. She’s welcome at our table any time! Remember to check back for PART 2 coming up next… 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