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The Autism Dad

20 EpisodesProduced by Rob GorskiWebsite

Hosted by Rob Gorski, the multiple award-winning author of The Autism Dad Blog and a fulltime single Dad to 3 amazing Autistic kids. This podcast is full of honest Autism/Special Needs parenting discussions, interviews with interesting and inspirational people, as well as conversations with my kids.… read more

20 Episodes | 2019

LifeTown is a gift to the special needs community

November 15th, 2019



I speak with Rabbi Zalman Grossbaun and Jonah Zimilies from LifeTown. LifeTown is a 53,000 sq foot facility built to service the special needs community in Livingston, New Jersey. New Jersey has the highest rate …

Melissa Hruza on and funding teachers

November 8th, 2019


(S2E5) This week Melissa Hruza, Director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships at stopped by to discuss how they are helping teachers and students all over the country, find the funding they need. …

Dr. John Kruse on Donald Trump and adult ADHD

November 1st, 2019


(S2E4) In this episode, I have a conversation with Dr. John Kruse, MD, PhD about all things ADHD, including his brand new book titled "Recognizing …

Lindsay Fogarty on living with rare disease

October 25th, 2019


I speak with my good friend and fellow Autism parent, Lindsay Fogarty. She's an Autism, Rare Disease and patient advocate, as well as, a blogger and …

Joel Manzer: Founder of Autisable

October 18th, 2019


In this week's episode, I speak with my good friend and fellow Autism dad Joel Manzer. We discuss the work he's doing in the Autism community and then talk about some things that impacting the community.  

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Navigating Divorce with Autistic Kids

October 12th, 2019


In this Season 2 premiere, I talk about divorce. More specifically, I talk about navigating divorce when Autistic kids are involved. Divorce is …

Season 2 Update

September 6th, 2019


In this short snippet of goodness, I update you on some personal tragedy, as well as how Season 2 is shaping up. If you want to sponsor an episode or be on the show as a parent to share your story or perhaps as an …

Dr. Jason Kahn on managing meltdowns with Mightier

May 30th, 2019


In today's episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Jason Kahn, PhD.  Dr. Kahn is a researcher from Boston Children's Hospital, an instructor at Harvard, co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Mightier.  Mightier is a …

Emergency Hospitalization

April 20th, 2019


This is an unplanned follow-up to last weeks "Untethered From Reality". Shortly after recording and publishing last weeks episode, Gavin was rushed …

Untethered From Reality

April 13th, 2019


We are currently experiencing a crisis with our 19 year old, Autistic and Schizophrenic son. "Untethered From Reality" is all about Gavin's struggle …

The 800 Pound Gorilla

April 1st, 2019


In this very brief, last minute-episode, I share my thoughts on Autism Speaks "Light It Up Blue" campaign. I talk about how Autism Awareness month has lost its meaning and I give you some ideas on how you can help raise …

Bittersweet Victories

March 21st, 2019


In this episode, I talk about what many of us face from time to time. Bittersweet Victories are the kind of victory that comes after a loss. In the case of my family, Gavin is losing significant skills and while we are …

Supporting Autistic Artists with Harish Bikmal

March 15th, 2019


In this episode, I interview Harish Bikmal, Autism Dad and founder of Zenaviv. Zenaviv is a Social Benefit Enterprise that works with and promotes Autistic artists, as well as artists with special needs. We talk about …

An Assault of Verbiage

March 9th, 2019


My listeners have been asking for me to try doing episodes where I talk freely about my personal struggles with being an Autism Dad. I thought I'd give it a try. In this bonus episode, I talk about some of those …

Why Are Autism Parents Judged So Harshly?

February 22nd, 2019


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In this latest episode of The Autism Dad Podcast, I talk about judgment. Autism families often find themselves on the receiving end of judgment because people just don't get it or don't care. I talk …

What You Need To Know About Meltdowns

February 13th, 2019


Sensory Processing Disorder and Meltdowns are two of the most commonly misunderstood things that an Autistic person can experience. Even more confusing is how to know the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum. …

My Son Had His Wish Granted

February 8th, 2019


In this episode, I share a very emotional interview I gave last year during the annual Wish-A-Thon. We were helping raise awareness and money for an amazing organization called Wishes Can Happen. They grant wishes to …

Meet My Autism Family

February 1st, 2019


In this latest episode of The Autism Dad #podcast is live. I interview some very special #Autistic kids and their amazing mother. It's pretty awesome.

The First 3 Things You Need To Do When Your Child is Diagnosed with Autism

January 26th, 2019


In this introductory episode, I share a bit about who I am, what I do, and why I do it. I also answer one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive from parents across the globe. That question is "my child …

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