In this weeks episode, I have a conversation with Mikey Goldman about what it’s like living with ADHD and anxiety. We talk about his journey, some of the struggles and what he’s learned. There’s a lot of really good insights in this episode. We also discuss how his experience lead him to invent the weighted pillow and build a company called Quiet Mind, in order to help other people struggling with ADHD, anxiety, autism, and sensory processing disorder.
About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad podcast:
Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.
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About Mikey Goldman:
Growing up with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Quiet Mind founder Mikey Goldman has always struggled with ways to calm his mind and quiet that pesky internal monologue we all have. After trying a weighted blanket, he noticed its benefits, but found it difficult to move around at night and during the day.
He needed a better solution, but couldn`t find one. That`s when he decided to create the world`s first weighted pillow—Quiet Mind. It was all-natural, convenient, and personal. He wanted to share his invention with other like-minded individuals dealing with the stress and anxiety of living everyday life, struggling to focus with ADHD, finding ways to help their children cope with autism, or who need to quiet their overwhelmed minds.
Learn more about The Original Weighted Pillow by Quiet Mind by clicking here. Use the code “theautismdad” to save 15% off your order.
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I’m really excited to share a great new video game we just played in my house, called Ava and it’s created by a company called Social Cipher. Social Cipher’s mission is to represent and empower Neurodivergent youth by teaching self advocacy skills and self confidence through Social Emotional Learning.
This amazing game follows Ava, an autistic space pirate, as she navigates her way through social challenges, self-doubt, and connecting with her community. Ava is helping kids in over 220 schools and therapy centers across 6 countries build the social emotional skills they need to better navigate everyday life.!
Social Cipher is excited to share that they have just released a brand new game mode, called World Builder. World Builder lets players design and create their own fantasy world while exploring the building blocks of social emotional learning. It’s time to design a world with your own creative and adventurous spirit whether it’s building a home, a pirate ship, or anything else you can dream up!
Visit https://www.socialciphergame.com/ and use the code: theautismdad to get 15% off and start playing today!
Goally is a digital visual scheduler, AAC talker, token board system, and more all rolled into one easy-to-use app. It’s made for unique thinkers like autistic kids and kids with ADHD. Kids together with Goally can conquer daily routines and therapy practice without prompting from mom or dad. This reduces that feeling of nagging your kids, and it also grants your kids some autonomy to sort of manage their own lives. Goally can easily be used on your child’s existing device or with Goally’s optional and affordable, dedicated device. In my house, we found that the dedicated device seems to work better for my son, so that’s what we use.
For more information, you can visit getgoally.com and use the code “theautismdad” to save 10% off your order.