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  • Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. After writing my multiple award-winning blog for over 13 years, I created this podcast to reach parents in a new, engaging way. If you're a parent or caregiver raising an autistic child, a child with ADHD, or a child with a disability, this podcast is absolutely for you. You will hear from amazing guests, including Dr. Temple Grandin, Kate Swenson (Finding Cooper's Voice), Eileen Lamb (The Autism Cafe), Cody Singer, and over 100 more. I highlight both parents and autistic voices on this show because there's so much we can learn from each other. I take on important topics that apply to your life, with the help of experts, parents, and autistic voices. New episodes release every Monday, and I hope you'll tune in.
    Rob Gorski
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  • Sep 26 2022
    Have you ever struggled to navigate the app marketplace while looking for something to help your kids or loved ones with a disability? If so, this is the perfect show for you. My guest Cristen Carson Reat, she's the cofounder and Program Director at BridgingApps.org. She's here today to talk about BridgingApps, a free, heavily curated, and carefully vetted database of apps for people with disabilities. Guest Bio: Cristen Carson Reat is the Co-Founder and Program Director of BridgingApps.org, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston. Cristen holds a M.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and is certified through the Assistive Technology Applications Program at California State University. She is a proud veteran of the United States Army, where she served as a linguist and has worked in education for fifteen years, most of that time at an educational non-profit. She has written articles on apps for special needs populations that have appeared in National Down Syndrome Communicator, TechEdge Magazine, and Parenting Special Needs Magazine. She is the mother of two sons, one of whom has Down syndrome and autism. Connect with Cristen at bridgingapps.org 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/ (https://listen.theautismdad.com) Mentioned in this episode: Learn More About Mightier Mightier 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 "theautismdad22" at checkout to save 10%. https://theautismdad.captivate.fm/mightier (Visit Mightier) Learn More About Victor Wear Did you know that 85% of autistic people are either unemployed or underemployed? It’s a staggering statistic that Tiffany Hamilton and her autistic son Isaiah are working to address with Victor Wear. Victor Wear is an inspirational clothing line that inspires resilience and triumphs over obstacles. Their stylish, super soft, colorful tees sport positive and affirming slogans. They want anyone wearing the VW flame logo to see it as a badge of courage. Victor Wear is warrior wear for those who Rise Above their personal challenges. Because it’s not about how hard you fall. It’s about whether or how you get back up. That’s what being a Victor is all about. Tiffany and Isaiah’s goal is for Victor Wear to become a leading employer and source of empowerment for autistic individuals. 10% of each and every product sold supports Special Olympics VA. To learn more, order your own Victor Wear shirt or hoodie, visit victorwear.com and use the promo code “theautismdad” at check out to save 10% off your entire order. https://theautismdad.captivate.fm/victorwear (Visit Victor Wear)
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    37 mins
  • Sep 23 2022
    Today's listener question is "anyone else aware of the extent of their child's condition, but still get sad when you see it in paper?" I appreciate the honest question. I've been having really deep conversations with someone who's helping to see some of the things in a different light, and it makes a difference. This question popped up, and I wanted to share some of the wisdom that was shared with my audience. You can find the question and join the discussion at the link below.. https://www.reddit.com/r/Autism_Parenting/comments/xjk14a/anyone_else_aware_of_the_extent_of_your_childs/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share (Autism Parenting Support Group) 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/ (https://listen.theautismdad.com) Mentioned in this episode: Learn More About Mightier Mightier 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 "theautismdad22" at checkout to save 10%. https://theautismdad.captivate.fm/mightier (Visit Mightier)
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    10 mins
  • Sep 21 2022
    I wanted to share that you can listen to me on the "Welcome To Fatherhood" podcast. Kelly Jean-Philippe and I had a great conversation about what being a Dad means. Check it out at the link below, and subscribe to Kelly's pod. :-) https://welcome2fatherhood.com/listen (https://welcome2fatherhood.com/listen) Mentioned in this episode: Listen to the "Welcome To Fatherhood" Podcast Kelly started the Welcome To Fatherhood Podcast after he and his beautiful wife welcomed their baby boy in the Spring of 2020. Not only was parenthood a brand new experience for their family, the societal context at the time of the birth, both local and global, played a huge role in the challenges Kelly faced as a first time father. While experiencing the most life changing event ever to occur to him, Kelly’s early days as a father was fraught with anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and unrest. Welcome To Fatherhood Podcast became a way for Kelly to openly talk about the experiences of his fatherhood journey as it unfolded. He welcomes fellow fathers and contributors to openly share stories about their pain and inspiration, successes and shortcomings, in parenting and fatherhood. His casual conversational approach stems from training as a skilled Spiritual Care provider in both adult and pediatric settings throughout Philadelphia over the past 7 years. His questions are thoughtful and inviting, treating his audience to various unexpected, vulnerable, and serendipitous moments of honesty and introspection; a treat for both guest and host. The mission of Welcome To Fatherhood Podcast is to reshape cultural assumptions about fathers for a more equitable attitude toward both parenting roles. This platform serves to gives voice to the authentic stories of everyday fathers in order to celebrate and uphold fatherhood equally to motherhood. https://theautismdad.captivate.fm/welcome2fatherhood (Welcome To Fatherhood Podcast)
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    7 mins

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Thank you so much for your time in putting this together, for each episode. With the increase in Autism over the years there are so many families searching for answers, options, support, understanding and hope. I appreciate your podcast so much.