In this episode of The Autism Dad Podcast, I sat down with my 15-year-old autistic son, Emmett as we recorded our final episode together for Season 6. We had a hilarious conversation as we reflected back on some pivotal moments we experienced in 2023. I had so much fun recording this and I hope you enjoy listening.
Emmett Gorski is a 15-year-old autistic advocate and the son of Rob Gorski, the influential blogger and podcast host behind “The Autism Dad.” Passionate about raising awareness and understanding of autism, Emmett brings a unique, firsthand perspective to the conversation. Articulate and insightful, he has been featured on “The Autism Dad” podcast, where he discusses topics ranging from identity-first language to the daily challenges and triumphs of being autistic. With a keen interest in technology and a natural ability to connect with people, Emmett is not only a voice for autistic teens but also an inspiration for families navigating the complexities of autism.
Hosted by Rob Gorski:
Rob Gorski, a devoted single father to three incredible autistic sons, is the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. As a multi-award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, and influential social media figure for over a decade, Rob continues to share his family’s journey, providing insights, resources, and support to the autism community.
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Learn More: All Things Action
All Things Action was founded by Matt and his autistic son Noah, is more than just a Marvel-themed store; it’s a meaningful project that has helped Noah develop life skills, drawing inspiration from Marvel superheroes like Spider-man and Captain America. The store not only offers a wide range of officially licensed Marvel merchandise, appealing to both casual and dedicated fans, but it also serves as a learning platform for Noah to gain business skills for independence. To celebrate their Grand Opening, https://AllThingsAction.com is offering a 10% discount storewide, with an additional 10% off using the code “theautismdad” at checkout.
Learn More: Aceing Autism
ACEing Autism provides tennis programs for children on the autism spectrum aged 5 to 18, focusing on growth, social skills, and physical fitness. Tailored to individual needs with one-on-one volunteer support, the program includes weekend sessions and offers scholarships for accessibility. It aims to build confidence and social connections, with extended support available beyond age 18. More information can be found at https://aceingautism.org.