The Evolving Journey of 3 Autistic Brothers (S7E06)

Episode Summary:

In this heartfelt episode of “The Autism Dad” podcast, host Rob Gorski sits down with his 15-year-old son, Emmett, to reflect on the remarkable journey from Emmett’s early years as a non-verbal child to his present as a confident young man. Rob and Emmett delve into the changes and challenges they’ve navigated together, including sensory issues, communication barriers, and personal growth. Through a candid and sometimes humorous conversation, they explore Emmett’s evolution, the unique experiences of each of Rob’s autistic sons, and the profound ways in which their family dynamics have shifted over the years. This episode offers listeners a window into the resilience, adaptability, and love that defines the Gorski family.

Guest Expert:

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.

Connect with Rob by visiting theautismdad.link

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