Do Words Matter? (S6E44)

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In this insightful episode of “The Autism Dad” podcast, Rob Gorski and his 15-year-old son, Emmett, delve into the hotly debated topic of Person-First vs. Identity-First Language in the autism community. Offering unique perspectives as a parent of three autistic children and an autistic teen, they explore the emotional and societal implications of the words we choose to describe autism. Tune in to discover how language shapes our understanding and why it matters.

Guest Expert:

Emmett Gorski

Emmett Gorski is a 15-year-old autistic advocate and the son of Rob Gorski, the influential blogger and podcast host behind “The Autism Dad.” Passionate about raising awareness and understanding of autism, Emmett brings a unique, firsthand perspective to the conversation. Articulate and insightful, he has been featured on “The Autism Dad” podcast, where he discusses topics ranging from identity-first language to the daily challenges and triumphs of being autistic. With a keen interest in technology and a natural ability to connect with people, Emmett is not only a voice for autistic teens but also an inspiration for families navigating the complexities of autism.

Hosted by Rob Gorski:

Rob Gorski, a devoted single father to three incredible autistic sons, is the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. As a multi-award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, and influential social media figure for over a decade, Rob continues to share his family’s journey, providing insights, resources, and support to the autism community.

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Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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