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 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 E15 Back to Cool

Much like the Jonas Brothers’ smash summer hit,

lately the blondes have been feelin’ so COOL.

Their kids are back to school.

They’re stoked about their Season 2 debut.

But OOH, they still have to get to the dreaded carpool.

Dammit, they WERE feelin’ so cool, cool, cool, cool (they’re fools).

Listen to alllll the foolishness as the blondes recap their South Florida days of summer and kick their boys to the school curb.

It’s back to pencils, back to books, back to podcasts and autism too.

Oh, wait. 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