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The Autism Dad Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Rob GorskiWebsite

My name is Rob Gorski and I'm the multiple award-winning author of The Autism Dad Blog, single Dad to 3 amazing Autistic kids and host of this podcast. I've been a very well known and respected Autism advocate for over a decade. I use my experience to educate the public and provide comfort to other … read more

39 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

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

January 27th, 2019

12:59

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 …

Meet My Autism Family

February 1st, 2019

36:57

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.

My Son Had His Wish Granted

February 8th, 2019

22:50

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 …

What You Need To Know About Meltdowns

February 14th, 2019

35:17

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. …

Why Are Autism Parents Judged So Harshly?

February 22nd, 2019

29:45

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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 …

An Assault of Verbiage

March 9th, 2019

23:09

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 …

Supporting Autistic Artists with Harish Bikmal

March 15th, 2019

37:34

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 …

Bittersweet Victories

March 21st, 2019

28:36

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 …

The 800 Pound Gorilla

April 1st, 2019

11:32

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 …

Untethered From Reality

April 13th, 2019

27:59

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

Emergency Hospitalization

April 20th, 2019

19:49

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

Dr. Jason Kahn on managing meltdowns with Mightier

May 30th, 2019

49:22

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 …

Season 2 Update

September 6th, 2019

6:53

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 …

Navigating Divorce with Autistic Kids S2E1

October 12th, 2019

19:17

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

Autisable (feat. Joel Manzer) S2E2

October 18th, 2019

50:25

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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Living with Rare Disease (feat. Lindsay Fogarty) S2E3

October 25th, 2019

1:09:09

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 …

Recognizing Adult ADHD (feat. Dr. John Kruse) S2E4

November 1st, 2019

54:52

(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 …

Adopt A Classroom.org (feat. Melissa Hruza) S2E5

November 8th, 2019

24:34

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

LifeTown (feat. Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum) S2E6

November 15th, 2019

42:35

(S2E6) 

I speak with Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum 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 …

Online Streaming Safety (feat. Brenda Bisner) S2E7

November 22nd, 2019

34:41

(S2S7)

In this episode, I talk with Brenda Bisner. She's the SVP of A Parent Media Co Inc. the creators of the SAFE STREAMING Platform, Kidoodle.TV. We talk about online streaming and the many dangers that parents are …

Triumph and Tragedy (feat. Ethan Fisher) S2E8

November 29th, 2019

48:05

S2E8 In this week's episode, I have the chance to talk with Ethan Fisher about depression, mental illness, addiction and suicide. Ethan is a keynote speaker who has turned tragedy into something positive. He helps …

Autism Healthcare Collaborative (feat. Sheri Marino) S2E9

December 6th, 2019

49:29

I had the opportunity to speak with Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP this past week. She's the Executive Director of the Autism Healthcare Collaborative. …

All About ADHD (feat. Hazel McAdam) S2E10

December 15th, 2019

58:14

S2E10 In this week's episode, I have a very open and honest conversation with my good friend Hazel McAdam. She one of my favorite people and you …

Autism and Wandering (feat. Sidra Collins) S2E11

December 20th, 2019

1:36:53

S2E11 Wandering is a huge problem in the Autism community and it's reached epidemic levels. Sidra Collins is an Autism Mom and Community Manager at …

The Facts About Vaccines (feat. Dr. Ryan Marino) S3E1

January 3rd, 2020

43:03

S3E1 I have a very honest conversation about vaccines with Dr. Ryan Marino, an ER Physician and Medical Toxicologist at University Hospitals in …

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (feat. Dr. Tara Smith) S3E2

January 11th, 2020

53:50

S3E2 My guest today is Dr. Tara Smith. She's an expert in vaccine-preventable and infectious diseases. We discuss the facts and dangers of VPD's like Measles, Whooping Cough and Flu. These are very serious conditions …

The Science Behind Autism (feat. Alison Singer) S3E3

January 24th, 2020

57:19

(S3E3)

My guest this week is Alison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation. Alison is an amazing human being and I'm honored to have her on the pod today. She shares some personal stories about Autism in her …

Autism when You're a Military Family (feat. Josh Gibbs) S3E4

January 31st, 2020

1:14:37

S3E4 This weeks episode broaches the subject of what it's like to be an Autism parent, while in the US Military. I had the honor to speaking with Josh Gibbs and learning about the unique challenges that our Military …

Protecting the Affordable Care Act (feat. Peter Morley) S3E5

February 14th, 2020

39:17

In this week's episode, I have the honor of speaking with one of my personal hero's Peter Morley. Peter is an amazing human being and someone I'm …

Autism Certified (feat. DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld) S3E6

February 22nd, 2020

44:44

As you know, or maybe you don't, my boys and I were invited to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld recently. They are one of the very first hotels in the country to become Autism Certified.

Our mission …

Shifting the Focus on Autism and Grief (feat. Taylor Linloff) S3E7

February 28th, 2020

49:08

In this week's episode, I speak with Taylor Linloff. Taylor is 25 years old and was diagnosed with Autism and severe anxiety in 2018. Taylor became …

Changing the lives of kids with critical illness (feat. Kate Mazelin of GKTW) S3E8

March 6th, 2020

41:50

This is a very special episode and one that's very near and dear to my heart. While on our recent trip to Orlando, I had a chance to sit down for a face to face with Kate Mazelin, Marketing Director of Give Kids The …

Why Genetic Testing is Vital for Kids with Autism (feat. Lukas Lange of Probably Genetic) S3E9

March 13th, 2020

42:55

In this week's episode, I speak with Lukas Lange, the CEO and co-founder of Probably Genetic. Probably Genetic is working very hard to make genetic testing more accessible to families who need it. Families like mine.

COVID19 Update March 14, 2020

March 15th, 2020

13:00

I've been getting a lot of questions in regards to how I'm managing my household as the COVID19 pandemic worsens. I thought it would be better to do …

COVID19 Update March 16, 2020

March 16th, 2020

21:43

Here's an update on how my Autism and Special Needs family is managing on lockdown during the COVID19 pandemic.

I wanted to provide you with a list of reliable sources for information regarding COVID19. Facts, science …

My 11 Year Old Talks About Life On Lockdown (feat. Emmett Gorski) S3E10

March 20th, 2020

39:15

In this weeks (albeit late) episode, I talk about life on lockdown and what it's like to manage this COVID19 health crisis as a single Dad to 3 …

The Line Between Preparedness and Paranoia S3E11

March 25th, 2020

21:03

In this episode, I update you on a major decision I had to make in order to keep my immunocompromised son safe during the COVID19 pandemic. Very few things are simple with it comes to Special Needs parenting and I share …

Managing Depression on Lockdown S3E12

March 29th, 2020

19:08

In this episode I open up about how I'm managing my depression while I'm on total lockdown with my 3 Autistic kids. Those of us who live with mental health issues may find ourselves struggling more because of all that's …

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