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Welcome to The Autism Dad podcast. Every Friday I bring you a new episode with an amazing guest and we take on topics that are relevant to your life. You will hear conversations about various parenting topics, mental health, autism, ADHD, technology, current events, and yes, sometimes even politics. It’s important to me that I approach these topics in a no-nonsense way and I don’t hide my views and opinions.

I’m not afraid to take on sensitive topics and I talk about things, even when they are uncomfortable to talk about. I hope that everyone takes away something positive from each episode.

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Stories from an IEP meeting (feat. Dennis Procopio) S4E20

IEP or individualized education plan are oftentimes considered a four-letter word in the autism and special needs community. In this episode, I briefly explain what an IEP is and why they’re important, before hearing from my guest today. Dennis Procopio is back and this time he’s sharing stories from the recent IEP meeting for his …

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Making Interactions Between First Responders and Autistic People Safer (feat Janeé Harteau) S4E19

How many special needs parents worry about their child having interactions with first responders (police/EMS) and being misunderstood, or worse, seriously injured. The answer is far too many. Far too many parents worry about their autistic kids having encounters with police, EMS, or other first responders, that don’t go well. My guest this week is …

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Helping Special Needs Kids Make Friends (feat. Emily Bruce from PeerKnect) S4E18

My guest today is Emily Bruce. Mother, as well as, Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA, LBA) in the State of Tennessee with an M.S., in Psychology. She’s also the CEO and Founder of Determinism, LLC, and the creator of PeerKnect. Emily has seen firsthand the struggles special needs families face when trying to …

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When your child is seriously injured at school (Feat. Dennis Procopio) S4E17

Slight format change beginning today because I’m moving to a different server. My good friend Dennis Procopio is here today. Dennis is the founder of Man-UP! Life Coaching (MULC) and has been on the show a few times to talk about various topics. Dennis is also a special needs Dad and he’s here today to …

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