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James Guttman, the dad behind “Hi Blog! I’m Dad”, on raising a non-verbal child with Autism and a non-stop verbal child without Autism. A positive look at parenting and life aiming to normalize how people see families that include children with spec


Appreciating Autism, Our Reality, and Each Other
Apr 3 • 58 min
Don’t hate, appreciate. James Guttman is here with a packed edition of Hi Pod looking at Autism Awareness Month, why he says “person with autism” rather than “autistic”, the importance of not building walls around loved ones with autism, what “autism…
Rage Against The Quarantine
Mar 27 • 33 min
We’re living in the part of the story they skip in the zombie movies. Rick Grimes slept through it. These times “when everything changed” is retold later in the post-apocalyptic world by warriors wearing bones as hats. Anyway, how are you? Good? Good….
Locked Inside With These Kids
Mar 20 • 36 min
So…what’s new this week? Oh yeah. Armageddon. James Guttman is locked in his house as Coronamania sweeps the world. It’s a look at how to talk to your kids about pressing times, homeschoolin’ with sock puppets, stealing cookies, and more. Plus a…
Autism, Parties, Presents, and Presence
Mar 13 • 35 min
With his non-verbal son’s birthday around the corner, James Guttman looks at how the annual celebration has changed (for the better) through the years. Plus, the importance of both his children supporting each other, thoughts on meeting your child’s…
Speaking of Autism
Mar 6 • 42 min
In, what has been a whirlwind week James Guttman discusses his debut blog post for Autism Speaks. JG talks about how this piece of the puzzle fits perfectly in his life and the pride he has bringing stories of his children to AutismSpeaks.org just as he…
Sitting On The Waiting Room Floor
Feb 28 • 45 min
It’s been a big week for James Guttman and, as he prepares for some exciting news, he looks back on the posts that dealt with raising kids in a world where it’s sometimes hard to face another day, defining what he meant by calling out the people who…
Haters, Horror Shows, and Middle Schooler Advice
Feb 21 • 47 min
Haters gonna hate. That doesn’t make it any less infuriating. James Guttman talks about how that one tormenter can drown out the positives, but why you shouldn’t beat yourself up for letting that happen. Plus, the plight of teaching his son not to steal…
Back To The ’90s
Feb 13 • 39 min
Let’s head back to the 1990s with James Guttman, The Simpsons, Girl Scout Cookies, and Playstation One
The Happiest Pod On Earth
Feb 6 • 38 min
James Guttman looks at trips to Walt Disney World, the accommodations they offer to guests with special needs, and more.
Accepting Autism Awareness
Jan 30 • 41 min
James Guttman looks at why Autism Awareness, often looked down upon in some circles, can be important for those who aren’t exposed to Autism on a daily basis.
5 Ways I Communicate With My Non-Verbal Child
Jan 23 • 49 min
It’s a question often wondered but rarely asked. How does a parent communicate with their non-verbal child?
Bus Runs and Reruns
Jan 17 • 47 min
Sending a non-verbal child onto the school bus can be more difficult for the parent than the kid. Plus, Fifteen, The Next Step, and more TV history you can share!
Baby Godzilla
Jan 9 • 40 min
James Guttman looks at an unconventional technique to teach his non-verbal son an important lesson, youth sports, his return to The Mighty, and more.
Happy Holidays (Are Over)
Jan 3 • 39 min
Twas the month after Christmas and James Guttman was thrilled.
Holiday Toys and Wrestling Tales
Dec 12, 2019 • 56 min
It’s the Hi Pod! Holiday Special that any fan of toys, wrestling, and special guests has been waiting to hear.
Trauma, Drama, and Going To Therapy
Dec 6, 2019 • 42 min
Thinking about going to therapy? James Guttman wasn’t, but he’s glad he did.
Sharing About Your Kids While Respecting Their Privacy
Nov 29, 2019 • 35 min
James Guttman looks at balancing parenting stories with respecting the privacy of his non-verbal son and neurotypical daughter.
Age Appropriate Bedtime Stories
Nov 22, 2019 • 48 min
If an adult can wear a pony costume to a comic convention, an eight year old with Autism can watch Sesame Street.
Autism Inclusion and Noveaster Celebrations
Nov 15, 2019 • 40 min
James Guttman explains the desire to have his son with Autism included in all the places he deserves to be, but for the right reasons.
Because I’m The Daddy, That’s Not Why
Nov 7, 2019 • 38 min
Saying “I’m not their friend, I’m their father” depends on how you define friend.
Autism Appreciation
Nov 1, 2019 • 41 min
You can be aware of it. You can accept it. Autism Appreciation, however, is an entirely different thing.
So, What’s Your Story?
Oct 25, 2019 • 64 min
James Guttman’s tells his full story about parenting, autism, and heart surgery for the first time ever.
Hi Pod! I’m Dad: Debuting October 25th
Oct 15, 2019 • 2 min
An official preview of Hi Pod! I’m Dad, posted every Friday starting October 25th.