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

Love You Forever

When Autism Guardianship Happens He sat in his room happily watching a Barney video on YouTube, as he usually does when he has downtime. Downstairs, a thirty-minute virtual court hearing had just determined his future. He didn’t know this and wouldn’t understand it even if I tried to explain. As of today, he can no… 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

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 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

Welcome to HIALEAH

The Disorderly Blondes are often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – 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

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 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