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
Guest Alexandra Zadak of This Is Improv speaks off the cuff about the benefits of improvisation for individuals with high-functioning autism. May she break a leg as the clever South Florida ad-lib queens of The Disorderly Blondes Autism Podcast wing-it through their first episode of Season 3! Also starring squirrels. Okay, just one squirrel. She… Read More
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
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
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.
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
On this episode, the blondes are “FALL”ing back, and ironically it’s rosé that helps their footing as they reflect upon homecoming, influencing, base running, and (sticker) swapping. Also, they see unicorns. Can this all be accomplished by remaining #onbrand? You’ll have to listen to find out! Read More
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
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
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