The Autism Dad Podcast

The Autism Dad Podcast

www.theautismdad.com
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 families facing similar challenges in life. I started this podcast to bring you interviews with some amazing people and organizations doing positive things in the world. I also provide personal insights on sensitive topics, as well as everyday things going on in the world around us. If you’re interested in being a guest or sponsoring an episode please email me at [email protected]


The Science Behind Autism (feat. Alison Singer) S3E3
Jan 24 • 57 min
(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 life that has given me some much…
Vaccine Preventable Diseases (feat. Dr. Tara Smith) S3E2
Jan 11 • 53 min
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 that can be fatal, especially to the…
The Facts About Vaccines (feat. Dr. Ryan Marino) S3E1
Jan 3 • 43 min
S3E1 I have a very honest conversation about vaccines with Dr. Ryan Marino, an ER Physician and Medical Toxicologist at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s 2020 and we’re still debating vaccines, while people are getting sick from diseases that…
Autism and Wandering (feat. Sidra Collins) S2E11
Dec 20, 2019 • 96 min
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 AngelSense. She joins me to discuss everything you need to know about wandering and how AngelSense is…
All About ADHD (feat. Hazel McAdam) S2E10
Dec 13, 2019 • 58 min
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 should definitely follow her on Twitter. She’s an adult living with ADHD and Anxiety. She helps so many people…
Autism Healthcare Collaborative (feat. Sheri Marino) S2E9
Dec 6, 2019 • 49 min
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. The only way I can think to describe this organization is Dr. House meets Autism. The AHC basically…
Triumph and Tragedy (feat. Ethan Fisher) S2E8
Nov 29, 2019 • 48 min
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 students all over the country and I’m so…
Online Streaming Safety (feat. Brenda Bisner) S2E7
Nov 22, 2019 • 34 min
(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 sometimes unaware of. We also discuss…
LifeTown (feat. Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum) S2E6
Nov 15, 2019 • 42 min
(S2E6) 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 of children with autism in the…
Adopt A Classroom.org (feat. Melissa Hruza) S2E5
Nov 8, 2019 • 24 min
(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. So many teachers have to pay for…
Recognizing Adult ADHD (feat. Dr. John Kruse) S2E4
Nov 1, 2019 • 54 min
(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 Adult ADHD: What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” Dr. Kruse has 25…
Living with Rare Disease (feat. Lindsay Fogarty) S2E3
Oct 25, 2019 • 69 min
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 volunteer lobbyist. We talk about why she’s called “The Rare Disease Mom”, what her daily life is like,…
Autisable (feat. Joel Manzer) S2E2
Oct 18, 2019 • 50 min
In this week’s episode, I speak with my good friend Jand 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. You can find Joel at autisable.com and his…
Navigating Divorce with Autistic Kids S2E1
Oct 12, 2019 • 19 min
In this Season 2 premiere, I talk about divorce. More specifically, I talk about navigating divorce when Autistic kids are involved. Divorce is difficult for any child but Autistic children can be more profoundly impacted. There are a few simple things we…
Season 2 Update
Sep 6, 2019 • 6 min
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 organization working to make a positive…
Dr. Jason Kahn on managing meltdowns with Mightier
May 30, 2019 • 49 min
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 program that helps kids learn to…
Emergency Hospitalization
Apr 20, 2019 • 19 min
This is an unplanned follow-up to last weeks “Untethered From Reality”. Shortly after recording and publishing last weeks episode, Gavin was rushed to the hospital via ambulance. I’ll talk about what happened, why Gavin was hospitalized, where we stand…
Untethered From Reality
Apr 13, 2019 • 27 min
We are currently experiencing a crisis with our 19 year old, Autistic and Schizophrenic son. “Untethered From Reality” is all about Gavin’s struggle and what we are doing to help him. I want to use our current struggle as a teaching moment for my…
The 800 Pound Gorilla
Apr 1, 2019 • 11 min
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 awareness in ways that make a…
Bittersweet Victories
Mar 21, 2019 • 28 min
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 heartbroken to see this loss, he…