Always Presume Competence (S6E36)

Dive into a heartwarming and eye-opening chat as I reconnect with my 15-year-old autistic son, Emmett, to unpack last week’s emotional rollercoaster of an episode. Join us in a soul-searching journey as we discuss the public’s reaction and explore my struggles as I emotionally try to grasp what Emmett experienced while he was nonspeaking. Find out how this candid conversation helps us find a sense of peace—and how it just might help you find yours too. Don’t miss this transformative episode!

Check out last week’s viral episodeBefore He Could Speak

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.

Connect with Rob Gorski:https://theautismdad.com

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