In this episode of The Autism Dad Podcast, I sat down with my 17-year-old autistic son, Elliott as we reflected on some of the highlights in 2023. We also talk about what he wants to do with his life and where he wants to be in 2024. Elliott is absolutely amazing and you’ll be hearing more from him in season 7.
Elliott Gorski, the middle son of Rob Gorski, has become an inspiring figure in his own right within the autism community. Growing up with autism, Elliott’s journey has been shared through his father’s blog, “The Autism Dad”, providing a unique and personal perspective on life with autism. His story, chronicled by his father, has touched the hearts of many, offering insights into the challenges and triumphs faced by individuals on the autism spectrum. Elliott’s experiences have not only contributed to raising awareness about autism but have also served as a beacon of hope and understanding for families navigating similar paths. As he matures, Elliott continues to embody resilience and adaptability, traits that make him a role model for many.
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: 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.
Learn More: Goally
The Goally tablet is focused on fostering independence in kids without the distractions of ads, social media, or potentially harmful content. Unlike Kindle and iPad tablets, Goally’s Tablet exclusively features educational apps like Khan Academy, Duolingo ABC, and Starfall, and is entirely controlled by parents. Goally’s Kids Calendar helps kids with things like task management. Kids also learn life skills through video classes and pre-made routines, enhancing their independence.
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