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Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions.

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Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions.

I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics here on The Autism Dad podcast. Therefore, I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode.

I’ve been writing daily for over a decade and have found that podcasting is a great new way to reach my audience. You can listen on every major podcasting platform. Just download your favorite app and search for “The Autism Dad Podcast”. Don’t forget to smash that subscribe button so you get notified when new episodes drop. Also, please remember to rate my podcast because that reall << Show Less
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Insanely Affordable Financial Planning for ALL Families (feat. Caleb Frankel of EarlyBird) S4E8 In this week's episode, I speak with Caleb Frankel, COO, and co-founder of the financial technology and gifting platform called EarlyBird. EarlyBird has made saving for your child's financial future, accessible to everyone. Special needs families are often forgotten when it comes to things like financial planning because we can have unique needs that go unaddressed or the cost of admission is unattainable. EarlyBird has fixed that and now anyone can build a nest egg for their child with only a few dollars a month. It's incredibly affordable at only $12/year/child. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends can all contribute to this account for free and even record video memories to mark special milestones. This is such a cool thing and I'll be getting started on this for my kids very soon. Download the EarlyBird app to your android or iOS device by clicking here. All my information and relevant links are hereSupport this podcast: venmo.com/theautismdadSponsorsBrought to you by EarlyBird. Download the EarlyBird app to your android or iOS device by clicking here. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit theautismdad.com/mightier and find out more information, including how to get a free 30-day trial.HERO, by Hero Health, is a smart automatic pill dispenser that dramatically improves medication management and compliance. Learn more at theautismdad.com/hero and use code "theautismdad50" to save $50. CONTACT ME
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Welcome My name is Rob Gorski, and I have been an autism parent for about 21 years. I have three amazing autistic kids, and I am the autism parenting ambassador here at vurbal. Every week I'm going to update this playlist with new content that I wish I had had access to when I first started out, I had to learn a lot of things the hard way. I had a fall many, many times before I figured things out. I want to provide you with content from other families and professionals and myself to help you gain insight, knowledge, experience, inspiration, and comfort. I know how isolating this can be. I know how overwhelming it can be and it's important to me that you remember you're not alone.

Subscribe and you can also find me at theautismdad.com and you can listen to my podcast, The Autism Dad podcast on any one of your favorite podcast listening apps. Hit that subscribe button. We got this. I'll see you guys every week.

Thanks.
Harma Hartouni Wants You to Get Back Up When You're Down Listen as The Autism Dad host Rob Gorski interviews Harma Hartouni, entrepreneur and author of "Getting Back Up," about the power of resiliency and focusing on the positive aspects of life.
Harma Hartouni on The Autism Dad Harma Hartouni Speaks with Rob Gorski from The Autism Dad about not being a victim and letting the past go.
How To Tell If Your Child Has Autism (And What To Do About It) The Autism Dad Podcast speaks with Dr. Emilee Valler, a pediatric psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic's Children's Center for Autism, about what to look for and what to do if you think your child has autism.
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Missed Milestones (feat. Dr. Jason Kahn) S5E25 My guest today is Dr. Jason Kahn, a Developmental Psychiatrist out of Harvard. We all know how important milestones are in child development, and the role they play in detecting early signs of autism but do you know when should be worrying about a missed milestone, and when we should just give our kids a little more time? Dr. Kahn is here to help us navigate this and gain some peace of mind. Link to enter the Mightier Giveaway: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/06ca993f46/?Guest Bio: Dr. Jason Kahn is a developmental psychologist and researcher from Boston Children’s Hospital, an instructor at Harvard, and co-founder, as well as, Chief Science Officer of Mightier.Find Mightier at https://mightier.comUse the code "theautismdad" to save 10% of MightierHost Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.comMentioned in this episode:Learn More About Trail MagikCommuning with nature is one of the best methods of self-care available, and hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy nature.

If you’re a parent who enjoys hitting the trails with your little ones, you’re already aware that toddlers will walk some of the journey and want carried the rest of the way. There are tons of contraptions for carrying babies while on the trails, but what about those in between, toddler years? You don’t want to bring a big bulky carrier for a kid who’s only going to use it some of the time.

The Trail Magik Kid Carrier solves that problem and does so brilliantly.

Invented by a Dad who wanted to take his 3-year-old backpacking. It’s for kiddos 12 months up to 43 pounds. The carrier attaches onto hiking backpacks and durable daypacks that have a waist strap & upper loaders. Weighing less than 10oz, it’s so portable, you can stuff it into the side of your backpack when not in use. It’s a game-changer for the "outdoor adventure family" community.
For more information, visit TrailMagik.com.
Use the code "theautismdad" at check out and save 10% of your order. Learn More About This GiveawayMightier is a biofeedback-based video game platform that teaches kids how to emotionally self-regulate. This means that kids learn the skills. They need to manage their emotions and reduce meltdowns, thus improving the quality of their life. My kids have been using Mightier for years, and it's made such a difference in our house.

I'm a huge fan of science and mighty ear is proven science out of Harvard Medical and Boston. Children's Hospital.
I'm so excited to share that I've partnered with my friends at Mightier to provide one of my listeners with a full one-year subscription to their amazing platform. This includes access to the platform itself, a full Mightier kit, including a brand new Mightier tablet and even some fun swag for the kiddos.

This contest will run from August 1st through August 12th. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 19th at 7:00 AM EST right here on the podcast. So be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app and tune in. Link the show notes below for contest rules, ways to enter, and, uh, all that fun stuff. For more information on Mightier, visit https://mightier.com
Presely's Place: A sensory reprieve inside Pittsburgh International Airport (feat. Bob Kerlik) S5E24 Today's show is all about inclusivity and how important it is to provide equal access to travel for all people. My guest today is Bob Kerlik. Bob is Vice President of Media Relations at Allegheny County Airport Authority, and he's here to talk about Presley's Place. Presley's Place is a massive, state-of-the-art sensory room inside Pittsburgh International Airport. This is the story of how it all got started.Guest Bio:Bob Kerlik is vice president of media relations for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and executive editor of Blue Sky News. Bob has more than 15 years of experience in communications, including a dozen years as a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Duquesne University, where he later served as an adjunct instructor and advisor for the university’s student newspaper.Learn more about Pittsburgh International Airport and Presley's Place:https://flypittsburgh.com/Host Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.comMentioned in this episode:Learn More About SuperBillSuperBill provides a hands off concierge service that helps you understand, navigate and utilize your out of network insurance benefit. I know how hard it can be to schedule, manage, and get our kids to all of these appointments. Why not let super bill handle the auto network piece. They work directly with your private pay care providers. Submit super bills, provide rejection resolution, and track claims and reimbursement from your insurance provider.

SuperBill is affordable at less than $20 a month per family. And as an exclusive offer for my listeners, visit thesuperbill.com that's thesuperbill.com. And use the code "theautismdad" to get your first month free.
Learn More About TractoThis episode of The Autism Dad Podcast is brought to you by Tracto. Are you a parent to a child who has ADHD and a difficult time sleeping? You're not alone. My friends at Tracto have put together a parenting course that helps you to better understand the connections between ADHD and sleep disturbances and provides you with information, knowledge, insights.

Practical tips and tricks to help you overcome that so that your child can sleep at night and subsequently so can you. Tracto is giving away this course free to the next 10 people who use the code of the autism dad free. So visit theautismdad.com/tracto. Use the code "theautismdadfree" at checkout, and the next 10 parents will get it free.
Answering Listener Questions (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E23 This week's Answering Listener Questions episode is brought to you by SuperBill. Today's listener topics are about not feeling guilty for taking time for yourself (selfcare) and sensory eating vs picky eating. This episode is less than 10 minutes. Host Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.com
Keeping Your Child's Support Team Up To Date (feat. Risa Stein PhD, MA) S5E22 I speak with Risa Stein, Ph.D., MA in this parenting resource episode. Risa is a mother to a neurodivergent son and a Clinical Psychologist. She's also the Founder and CEO of SeeInMe. SeeInMe is an NFC-based technology that helps caregivers, teachers, providers, and self-advocates.Guest Bio:Risa Stein PhD, MD is a clinical psychologist, mother to a neurodivergent son, and granddaughter to a (now deceased) Alzheimer’s sufferer. She has struggled with entrusting her loved ones to the care of someone who does not and cannot easily get to know them. She created SeeInMe to address this problem.Connect with Risa: seeinme.comHost Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.comMentioned in this episode:Learn More About Shelley KenowI know how frustrating and scary and overwhelming IEP meetings can be. I want to connect you with my friend, Shelly Keno. She is an IEP coach with over 30 years of experience in special education.

IEP meetings don't have to be scary. It's so important that we empower ourselves with knowledge and insights so that we can better navigate these difficult situations and work together with the school for the betterment of our kids.

So if you're interested in learning about what Shelley does visit shelleykenow.com, and use the code, "theautismdad" to save $7 off of an IEP review.Learn More About MightierMightier is a clinically proven mobile gaming app that was developed at Boston Children’s Hospital.
It’s already helped more than 100,000 kids, including my crew here at home. Kids play on a tablet or a phone while wearing a heart rate monitor. And Mightier incorporates breathing exercises and other calming techniques as part of the game. Kids get to see when it’s time to cool down and learn how to do it themselves. And parents get to track their progress. Visit mightier.com and use the promo code "theautismdad" at checkout to save 10%.
Why Does My Kid Have Meltdowns After School? (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E21 I'm answering listener and reader questions every Friday. Today's question is "Why does my kid have meltdowns after school?" The second part of that question is "What can we do to help prevent them from happening?" The runtime for this is less than 10 minutes but it's 10 minutes well spent. Submit your questions at listen.theautismdad.com. ☺ Host Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski:https://listen.theautismdad.comMentioned in this episode:Learn More About TractoThis episode of The Autism Dad Podcast is brought to you by Tracto. Are you a parent to a child who has ADHD and a difficult time sleeping? You're not alone. My friends at Tracto have put together a parenting course that helps you to better understand the connections between ADHD and sleep disturbances and provides you with information, knowledge, insights.

Practical tips and tricks to help you overcome that so that your child can sleep at night and subsequently so can you. Tracto is giving away this course free to the next 10 people who use the code of the autism dad free. So visit theautismdad.com/tracto. Use the code "theautismdadfree" at checkout, and the next 10 parents will get it free.
Apologies To My Autistic Friends (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E20 In this short episode, I explain some changes I'm making and why I want to apologize to my autistic friends. Host Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski:Official Podcast HomepageAlso mentioned in this episode:I finally have a discount code to share for Mightier. I've been after this for a long time and I'm thulled to share it with you. Visit mightier.com and use the code "theautismdad" to save 10%.
Understanding meltdowns in less than 10 minutes (S5E19) We use the words' meltdown and tantrum in the autism community all the time, but do we really know what they mean? In the next 6 minutes, you will learn everything you need to know to gain a better understanding of both meltdowns and tantrums, as well as how to tell the difference between the two. Submit your autism parenting questions at the link below: https://listen.theautismdad.com/contact/Host Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski:Official Podcast Homepage:listen.theautismdad.comOfficial Blogtheautismdad.com
Raising Twin Autistic Daughters (feat. Jacqueline Carrillo) S5E18 In this Parent to Parent episode, I talk with Jacqueline Carrillo about her experience raising twin autistic, teenage daughters. Jacqueline discusses several issues that matter to her, including the importance of employers being accommodating to parents who are trying to balance work, and the demands of raising special needs kids. This is especially true for single parents. Guest Bio:Jacqueline Carrillo is a single mom to twin, teenage, autistic daughters. She's a business owner and advocates for autism awareness, not only for her daughters but for everyone else in the community. She also loves to help promote other small businesses via her social media platform. Connect with Jacqueline: websiteHost Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski:Official Podcast HomepageOfficial BlogPodcast DiscussionAutism Parenting Support ForumMentioned in this episode:Learn More About TractoTracto is a free app that is all about empowering parents to better understand and meet the unique needs of their kids with autism, ADHD or anxiety. Tracto does this by easily allowing for the collaborative tracking of behaviors over time.
Parents can invite teachers or anyone else they want to help document behavioral changes. Not everyone sees the same things because every environment is different. Being able to document behaviors in realtime, prevents having to pull from memory later on, making it more accurate, and reliable information.

Tracking things like sleep patterns, medication-related behavioral changes, behaviors in the classroom, or anything else that parents of these amazing kiddos need to keep an eye on, can be challenging. Simply put, Tracto makes it easy.
All tracking and collaboration functions to this app are completely free.
They also offer affordable online courses, taught by leading experts if you’re interested in learning some new parenting skills yourself. They’re short videos that will teach you new parenting approaches and help you gain more insight into your child.

You can get more information about Tracto at tracto.app. Or check out the Google Play or Apple app store. Use the code “theautismdad” at checkout and save 40% off your online course order.
Learn More About TractoLearn More About Trail MagikCommuning with nature is one of the best methods of self-care available, and hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy nature.

If you’re a parent who enjoys hitting the trails with your little ones, you’re already aware that toddlers will walk some of the journey and want carried the rest of the way. There are tons of contraptions for carrying babies while on the trails, but what about those in between, toddler years? You don’t want to bring a big bulky carrier for a kid who’s only going to use it some of the time.

The Trail Magik Kid Carrier solves that problem and does so brilliantly.

Invented by a Dad who wanted to take his 3-year-old backpacking. It’s for kiddos 12 months up to 43 pounds. The carrier attaches onto hiking backpacks and durable daypacks that have a waist strap & upper loaders. Weighing less than 10oz, it’s so portable, you can stuff it into the side of your backpack when not in use. It’s a game-changer for the "outdoor adventure family" community.
For more information, visit TrailMagik.com.
Use the code "theautismdad" at check out and save 10% of your order. Learn More About Trail Magik
Accepting the Diagnosis (feat. Dennis Procopio) S5E17 Sometimes we need a little help to accept a diagnosis, be it for our child or ourselves. In this episode, Dennis Procopio helps me to accept my recent diagnosis. I think his advice transcends my singular experience and can apply to so many situations, including the one in your life. This was a very personal episode and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me. Guest Bio: Dennis Procopio is a husband, father, and male life coach. Dennis is an autism dad, and recently discovered that he himself is autistic. Dennis uses his life experience to help men be better versions of themselves through his business, MAN-UP! Life Coaching.Connect with Dennis: manuplifecoaching.comHost Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys as well as Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski:Official Podcast HomepageOfficial BlogPodcast DiscussionAutism Parenting Support ForumMentioned in this episode:Learn More About TractoTracto is a free app that is all about empowering parents to better understand and meet the unique needs of their kids with autism, ADHD or anxiety. Tracto does this by easily allowing for the collaborative tracking of behaviors over time.
Parents can invite teachers or anyone else they want to help document behavioral changes. Not everyone sees the same things because every environment is different. Being able to document behaviors in realtime, prevents having to pull from memory later on, making it more accurate, and reliable information.

Tracking things like sleep patterns, medication-related behavioral changes, behaviors in the classroom, or anything else that parents of these amazing kiddos need to keep an eye on, can be challenging. Simply put, Tracto makes it easy.
All tracking and collaboration functions to this app are completely free.
They also offer affordable online courses, taught by leading experts if you’re interested in learning some new parenting skills yourself. They’re short videos that will teach you new parenting approaches and help you gain more insight into your child.

You can get more information about Tracto at tracto.app. Or check out the Google Play or Apple app store. Use the code “theautismdad” at checkout and save 40% off your online course order.
Learn More About TractoLearn More About Trail MagikCommuning with nature is one of the best methods of self-care available, and hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy nature.

If you’re a parent who enjoys hitting the trails with your little ones, you’re already aware that toddlers will walk some of the journey and want carried the rest of the way. There are tons of contraptions for carrying babies while on the trails, but what about those in between, toddler years? You don’t want to bring a big bulky carrier for a kid who’s only going to use it some of the time.

The Trail Magik Kid Carrier solves that problem and does so brilliantly.

Invented by a Dad who wanted to take his 3-year-old backpacking. It’s for kiddos 12 months up to 43 pounds. The carrier attaches onto hiking backpacks and durable daypacks that have a waist strap & upper loaders. Weighing less than 10oz, it’s so portable, you can stuff it into the side of your backpack when not in use. It’s a game-changer for the "outdoor adventure family" community.
For more information, visit TrailMagik.com.
Use the code "theautismdad" at check out and save 10% of your order. Learn More About Trail Magik
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