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Co-Hosts Joel and Rob talk with Media professionals, business owners and non-profits to discuss what they are doing to help families get the services they need. They also talk with other Autism Parents and Autistic individuals about their life and Autism. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

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Co-Hosts Joel and Rob talk with Media professionals, business owners and non-profits to discuss what they are doing to help families get the services they need. They also talk with other Autism Parents and Autistic individuals about their life and Autism. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/autisable/support

    Season 3 Episode 3: Zafer - Co-Founder of Otsimo

    Season 3 Episode 3: Zafer - Co-Founder of Otsimo

    With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and millions being told to stay at -home, having something that helps parents to teach their special needs has become even more important.

    In today's episode, we chat with Zafer, the Co-Founder of Otsimo. Zafer's younger brother is Autistic and inspired him to create apps that can both educate and entertain.  Zafer's experience with his brother is not unlike my own, the need to communicate with a loved one.

    Listen in, and we hope you enjoy this episode...


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    • 49 min
    Season 3 Episode 2: David Perecman and Kevin and Avonte's Law

    Season 3 Episode 2: David Perecman and Kevin and Avonte's Law

    Today we're revisiting the life of Avonte Oquendo, a nonverbal 14-year-old boy with autism who left his Queens public school undetected in 2013 and tragically drowned in the East River.

    Elopement is a major cause of concern with many autism families, with  50% of individuals diagnosed with autism having the propensity to wander without notice.

    Our guest today is David Perecman , who was the Lead Trial Lawyer in representing Avonte’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her son and assisted in efforts to pass Kevin and Avonte’s Law, legislation aimed to make schools safer for special needs students.

    Listen in as we discuss Avonte's legacy, the law itself, and more...


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    • 31 min
    Season 3 Episode 1: Adam Cole

    Season 3 Episode 1: Adam Cole

    Today we welcome Adam Cole, who is a Jazz Musician who writes books.  We dive into his experience teaching autistic individuals, with examples from their behavior in the classroom to his own interest in Jazz.


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    • 28 min
    Season 2 Episode 18: Rob Gorski

    Season 2 Episode 18: Rob Gorski

    It's the end of 2019, so it seems fitting that Rob and I actually do one final Autisable Dad's episode for Season 2 - together.

    In this episode, we recap a bit of this past year and do some discussion on several topics - with the big one as to why you primarily have been hearing me host, what Rob has been up to - and what we're both looking to do in 2020.

    You can read more of Rob's blog at https://www.theautismdad.com/


    Listen in, and I hope you enjoy this episode…

    This episode was made possible due to our Patreon Supporters.

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    A Special Thank you to the following top supports for this weeks episode:


    John A.
    Darryl M.
    Linda P.

    We're already scheduling interviews for Season 3, starting next year!

    Have a Happy New Year!


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    • 55 min
    Podcast Season 2 Episode 17: Danny Combs - TACT

    Podcast Season 2 Episode 17: Danny Combs - TACT

    In this episode, I chat with Grammy-award-winning guitarist and fellow Autism Dad and founder of Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT) - Danny Combs.

    As a guitarist, Danny performed with such artists as Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Tommy Emmanuel as well as many other top country and Christian artists.

    When his son was diagnosed with ASD, he set aside his music career and started TACT... teaching autistic individuals skilled trades.  The organization has about 500 students and an over 83% job placement rate and is the first and only autism training program recognized by SkillsUSA, the nation's career and technical education standards organization.

    Listen in, and I hope you enjoy this episode…



    This episode was made possible due to our Patreon Supporters.

    If you’d like to help support this podcast and our efforts with Autisable, please consider becoming a patron.

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    A Special Thank you to the following top supports for this weeks episode:


    John A.
    Darryl M.
    Linda P.


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    • 32 min
    Podcast Season 2 Episode 16: Jazz Hands for Autism

    Podcast Season 2 Episode 16: Jazz Hands for Autism

    In this episode of Autisable Dad's, I chat with Founder & Executive Director of Jazz Hands for Autism, Ifunanya Nweke.

    Ifunanya's story inspires me.  Her passion for music and her heart for the autism community is captivating...

    Inspired by Ruben, a young musician on the autism spectrum, Ifunanya founded this organization that helps autistic individuals enter into the music industry.

    From hosting concerts to finding employment, Jazz Hands for Autism's programs has grown into a talent advocacy group and provider of individualized music-based training... helping over 150 musicians with autism.

    Listen in, and I hope you enjoy this episode…

    This episode was made possible due to our Patreon Supporters.

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    John A.
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    • 50 min

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