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  • The Finish Line: My Most Difficult Day as An Autism Dad — A Guest Post by Allan Schneider...

    The Autism Daddy

    An Autism Dad Recounts Guiding His Severely Autistic Son thru the Boston Marathon after the bombing in 2013. -- The first sign of trouble was a roar of engines behind us. Over my shoulder, I saw…

  • More Autism Julia Content from Sesame Street!...

    The Autism Daddy

    Howdy folks! As many of you know I work at Sesame Street, and was proud to play a small part in the launch of Sesame’s autism initiative back in 2015. So I just wanted to write a quick blog post to…

  • “I Want You To Find Someone” — Guest Post...

    The Autism Daddy

    My wife of fifteen years, fifteen brief years, told me this through tears on the hospital bed we had set up next to our Queen-size in the master bedroom. A cannula snaked from her nose across the…

  • Why Autism Awareness is No Longer Enough...

    The Autism Daddy

    Autism Awareness month is here. Yay! Ugh! This month always brings up conflicting emotions in me. Let me say I am not against awareness. I am always willing to answer any and all questions about

  • Thinking About Career Day At My Son’s School...

    The Autism Daddy

    Ellie Whetzel is a Wife, Mom, and blogger who writes about the ups, the downs, and everything in between of life with her extraordinary son, Leo, who is on the Autism Spectrum. My 7 year old son, Leo…

  • Sesame Place Is The First Autism Certified Theme Park!...

    The Autism Daddy

    I’ve taken my son to Sesame Place many times! He’s 14 years old, but he’ll never be too old for Sesame Place! And the park has always been very receptive to kids with special needs. However, Sesame…

  • New Autism Julia Content from Sesame Street!...

    The Autism Daddy

    Howdy folks! As many of you know I work at Sesame Street, and was proud to play a small part in the launch of Sesame’s autism initiative back in 2015. So I just wanted to write a quick blog post to…

  • What I Learned About Parenting & Autism as a Neurotypical Kid! GUEST POST...

    The Autism Daddy

    GUEST POST My younger brother, Preston, was diagnosed with autism on December 29th, 2002. My mother would often retell the story in great detail, saying, “I’ll never forget the neurologist slamming us…

  • What “Progress” Looks Like in My Autism Household...

    The Autism Daddy

    PROGRESS It used to be a loaded word to me sometimes. How’s he doing? Has he made any progress over the past year? People would ask me these questions over the years and I wouldn’t know what to say. I…

  • Autism Daddy 2.0 — The Reboot!...

    The Autism Daddy

    Howdy all! I’m baaaack! Ready to relaunch my site and ready to start blogging and Facebooking again! As you can imagine it’s been a strange year. Wifey and I separated last spring, I wrote about it…