Author Archives: Rob Gorski

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About Rob Gorski

Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)


It’s not easy raising a child with #schizophrenia

Coexisting with a person who has Schizophrenia can be a very difficult, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking and confusing experience. It’s even harder when that person is one of your children and there’s not much you can do to help them.

I’m struggling a bit at the moment but here’s a quick update anyway

It’s been a couple days since I’ve written much. Honestly, I’m in a pretty rough place. Tuesday was a difficult day for me and I’m not bouncing back, at least not at the moment. I probably just need some time. Anyway, until then, I’m going to force myself to do… Read more »

It’s 25°F outside and 49°F in our house this morning

I will be the very first to admit that we are financially struggling. I make decent money but it’s hard to do so consistently for a number of reasons that don’t really matter at the moment. One of the struggles I have is in regards to the utilities. I can… Read more »

We’re laying my Grandfather to rest this morning and this is what we’re doing with the kids

It’s going to be a rough day. My Grandfather’s funeral is this morning and it’s about an hour away. Calling hours will immediately be followed by the funeral. It’s all in one day and I guess that’s a thing now. Honestly, it’s better this way because it makes it easier… Read more »

A few things you should NEVER say to an #Autism parent

While this is meant to be somewhat humorous, it’s also trying to make a point. Statements like these are not helpful. They can can be annoying and even downright offensive. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard things like: You should use a sticker chart because all kids… Read more »

It’s really important to understand the difference between a tantrum and an #Autism related #meltdown

One of the most misunderstood things about Autism is the meltdown. People commonly conflate meltdowns with tantrums and it’s really important to understand the difference.

My Grandpa just passed away and I thought I’d share some memories

On January 4, 2019, my Grandfather passed away. I know many of you are aware that he’d been living with my parents for a while now. 2018 had been a pretty rough year for him. He’s suffered multiple strokes and he lost much of his independence but he never lost… Read more »