Piano lessons as autism therapy is sheet music to Board Certified Behavior Analyst Mary-Debra Pawloski’s ears. Her techniques strike a chord in her students as a symphony of results play up positive behaviors. B sharp and tune in as Miss Mary explains the key reasons piano evokes a concert of skills. 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
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
S2 E18 Guardianship & Gold Diggers
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
S2 E17 Whirls & Squirrels
The Disorderly Blondes’ lives are a whirlwind!
Add a hurricane, a call to 911, school blues, math problems, a new puppy, and what do you get? You guessed it: squirrels! Just TRY to follow along this update as the South Florida blondes share what’s up (and what blows!).
Mentions: squirrels, Autism on the Seas, United in Autism, Town of Miami Lakes, Autism Bites Supper Club, algebra, and the lies we tell.
S2 E16 C’mon Get HAAPE
Maria Jacobo is the lead voice at Help Adults with Autism Perform and Exel located in Weston, Florida and is a SUPER tuned in mom to an adult 😇 with autism.
Her all-volunteer organization works to provide adults on the spectrum meaningful employment. This talented troupe is dedicated to creating a harmonious dialogue to get everyone on the BANDwagon. 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 E14: Que Calor! (Summer Bonus Episode)
Catch up with what the South Florida Disorderly Blondes (Autism Podcast) have been up to, and if you want an even 🖐🏽 tan 🖐🏽, listen to the very end for Season 2 & 3 SPOILERS! Read More
S1 E13: The Papis
We have more daddy issues than Vanidades.
What happens when you put two autism dads who couldn’t be more different in the same room with two rubias and a bottle (or more) of bubbly? You laugh. You cry. You meet the South Florida Disorderly Blondes’ sugar daddies, better known as the husbands.
These papas don’t preach, but their perspectives on all things autism had even the blondes at a loss for words. As if!
The dads tackle the tough questions, and offer advice to others in their “man-cletas.”
Ready? Set? Dale! Read More
S1 E12: Going to Town (of Miami Lakes)
MOOve over autism awareness (such a MOOt conversation!).
Have you not HERD?
The Town of Miami Lakes is lassoing its best and brightest, corralling MOOcho effort into “branding” itself a model, autism-friendly town.
Steered by rare breeds Mayor Manny Cid and Councilmembers Marilyn Ruano & Luis Collazo, the “range” of this town’s plan will make special needs families feel right at home: no bull! Read More