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I’m raising these three amazing humans. 🙂

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 below.

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Can Language Delay Be Confused With Autism?

Some of the hallmarks of ASD are speech and language delays, so it isn’t unusual to confuse these signs with autism even if they aren’t. Language and speech delay is not specific to autism since neurotypical kids commonly experience them, too. However, it is important to note that language delays associated with autism have some …

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The top 5 Things I’m super thankful for this year

I’m going to get a little more personal than usual (but not too personal) for a minute because it’s nearing that time on the calendar where I begin to reflect on all that has transpired this year and focus on what I’m thankful for. This year has been a whirlwind of so many unforgettable moments …

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Pursuing a Nursing Career After Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

You love your children dearly, but you have so much that you can do and offer to others that it would be a shame not to realize your full potential. You have a caring and nurturing side, and you also have a desire to help others. Nurturing your desire and passion for a career in …

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How to Make Your Home More Autism Friendly

Anyone who has children with autism knows how stressful and challenging it can be sometimes. You also know how rewarding it can be too. A child with autism can be far more sensitive than other children, and they need extra care and attention to avoid sensory overload. To ensure that they feel safe and secure …

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