Broken Plates

The truth about Autism and Special Needs Parenting.

Guess who starts job training tomorrow?

After years and years of hard work, The moment has finally arrived and Gavin will begin job training tomorrow.

Learning to Self-Advocate

It’s been a really long day and I’m calling it a night but before I do, I want to shine a spotlight on Gavin for a few minutes. Gavin had a big day today, and I want to recognize some significant accomplishments. I will not go into much detail here because I want to record …

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A little normalcy goes a long way

One of the things I’m so grateful for is just how far my kids have come over the years. I can remember when they were younger, the idea of taking them all out of the house at the same time, and visiting public places was incredibly overwhelming. It wasn’t like I never took them anywhere, …

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Season 6 Trailer

Transcript for accessibility: “Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast, I’m Rob Gorski. This show is inspired by my own personal journey as a single dad raising three autistic kids. It’s all about special needs parenting, the challenges that we face every day, and some of the things we have to learn to navigate along the …

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How a Dump Cake Brought 2 Brothers Together

It was a really fun day. It was super busy and I had multiple meetings but it was a good day. Things are definitely looking up for us here in The Autism Dad household and I’m so grateful for that. The boys got off to school without a problem and in between meetings, Gavin and …

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Quick Update

Just a quick piece of house keeping. As some of you know, I created a reddit sub for autism parenting many years ago. It was a support group for parents to share their experiences and learn from each other. The goal was for parents and autistic adults to come together and learn from each other. …

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Am I the only parent who struggled with this?

I’ve been meaning to talk about this for a while because I think we should be open and honest about this. Here we go. I’ve been very focused on Gavin transitioning into adulthood. He’s almost 23 years old, and this has been a long time coming. It’s also been met with several delays, mainly due …

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The Journey to Independence: Progress does not require perfection

If you’ve been following our journey, you know that Gavin has come such a long way. He’s doing so well compared to where he was. However, I think it’s important also to state that improvement doesn’t mean perfection. There are still struggles, and they can be challenging to manage. Today was one of those days …

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