A Fun Q&A with My Autistic Son (S6E48)


In this episode of The Autism Dad Podcast, Rob Gorski and his 15-year-old autistic son, Emmett, answer random questions submitted by listeners. They discuss topics such as favorite activities, the right time to put up Christmas decorations, challenging situations, and coping strategies for stress. The conversation is light-hearted and provides insight into Emmett’s interests and perspectives.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Emmett finds baking and walking to be calming activities.
  2. The right time to put up Christmas decorations is after Thanksgiving, according to Rob.
  3. Sibling conflicts can be overwhelming for Emmett, but he understands it’s a normal part of having brothers.
  4. Rob finds cleaning up after his kids to be a challenging and frustrating task.
  5. When feeling upset or stressed, Emmett finds relaxation, baking, and watching shows helpful.


  • “I like baking. It’s calming.” – Emmett Gorski
  • “I don’t judge people for how they like their steak cooked.” – Rob Gorski
  • “I’m a sucker for Christmas. I love the warm ambiance and decorations.” – Emmett Gorski

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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