S3 E37 Seizures, Sadness, and Silver Linings

The blondes discuss how they are able to place a (Spanish) accent on “lo positivo” in light of the fact that #2020problems, on top of #autismproblems feel SUPER heavy. Read More

S3 E36 Love Serving Autism

The Disorderly Blondes bring order to center court (and tone down their normal “racket”) to interview founder of adaptive tennis program Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix. There is no match for the “A” game her program, Love Serving Autism, brings to special needs individuals. This tennis pro turned SLP champions local families who would feel sidelined without her love of giving everyone a shot at sports success. Read More

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 E33 Autism, Covid, and More: Esto No Pasaba en Cuba

Join the South Florida blondes on their parenting autism podcast for another unscripted, uproariously funny update to which only super autism moms (and masochists) can relate. Quarantine life may have cramped special needs schooling, birthdays, graduations, and vacays, but certainly not their style!

A few spectrum squirrels also sound off, but in the words of the fabulous Walter Mercado, “I never rehearse to be myself.” Listen to this top podcast, laugh with abandon, and relate “con mucho, mucho amor! 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

Autism and Homeschooling in the Time of COVID-19

Special needs parents set sail into uncharted territory The morning started with a half-hour school introduction lesson on my laptop. Oliver’s reaction to seeing his teacher live on the screen was priceless: surprised, excited, and then confused. I helped keep him focused on the screen as much as possible and prevented him from walking away.… 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