The Autism Dad Blog

Welcome to The Autism Dad blog. This blog is all about my life as a single Dad raising my three amazing autistic kids. I’m honest, transparent, and very open about the struggles we face as a family.

My message is one of hope, understanding, education, and perseverance. No matter what life throws our way, we always find a way through it.

This Autism Dad blog dates back to 2010 when I wrote what I thought was a private post.

Turns out it wasn’t.

It also turns out that people all over the world find comfort in reading about my journey as a father and a human being. I’m far from perfect but I never give up and I don’t hide from my mistakes. I figure I’m not learning or living life if I’m not making mistakes. My hope is that my readers can learn from my mistakes along the way and perhaps avoid some of the bigger ones.

My family has been through a lot and life isn’t easy but we are survivors. We never leave anyone behind and despite the challenges, we love the life we have.

I love connecting with my readers, followers, and listeners. All my social links are at the top of the page, and I can usually be found on Twitter, where my DM’s are open. Please feel free to shoot me an email by clicking the contact button over there ->

If you’re looking for advertising options on The Autism Dad blog, please visit my Press page for more information or click the contact me button to shoot me a message. I’m also open to family-friendly sponsored content and reviews.

I’d love to hear from you guys.

Feel free to jump in and get to know us and be sure to check out my podcast. 😉

Diagnosis Delayed (feat. Dr. Jeff Selman) S4E4

My guest today is Dr. Jeff Selman. He’s VP of Clinical Services over at First Children Services. He’s here to talk about how COVID is creating additional delays in kids getting evaluated for autism. This is a huge problem because we know that early intervention is absolutely vital for kids with autism and delays interfere …

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I’ve been feeling overwhelmed today

I’m finding myself feeling a bit overwhelmed today. I’m relieved that Gavin is less vulnerable to COVID because that’s been a big worry for a long time. I’m relieved that the boys are doing better in school because remote learning has been a challenge. I’m also relieved that I won the power struggle with the …

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How I’m doing after increasing my antidepressant

I mentioned last week that I would be speaking to my doctor about bumping up my antidepressant. After discussing things, we decided to double my current dose. I’ve been on 20mg/day of Prozac and I’m now on 40mg/day. I think I’m on day four or five of the new dose and there really isn’t any …

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5 Ways To Deal With Anxiety As A Parent

Kids are much more perceptive than we think. That means they can often pick up on exactly how we are thinking, just by looking at us – no matter how hard we try to keep those feelings to ourselves. As a result, we must find healthy ways to deal with our emotions – so that …

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