RECENT PODCAST EPISODES
In his most confessional episode, Paul goes deep into a taboo subject - the epidemic of loneliness, disconnectedness, and isolation experienced by fathers of autistic kids.
Paul discusses why this issue is so pervasive, and the health consequences (both physical and mental) of disconnectedness. You don't want to miss this one!
In this podcast, Paul interviews Jeremy Hamburgh, Founder of “My Best Social Life” – an organization dedicated to providing strategies that give young adults with autism the confidence and skill to meet new people and attract them into their life. They discuss how adolescents with autism can develop friendships and even romantic relationships.
Part of our role as fathers is to prepare for our children’s future - their care, education, independence, and what they’ll do when we’re gone. For fathers of autistic children, these issues become even more critical. Paul joins Andrew Komarov, Founder of Planning Across the Spectrum, in an active discussion about what fathers need to know about finances and financial planning for their autistic children.
The holidays can be rough – buying gifts, making holiday meals, and visiting with friendly and family in a pandemic environment – can all put stressors on our kids. But for us Dads, one of the hardest parts is hearing the “armchair commentary” about how to raise our children on the spectrum from well-intended but deeply misguided relatives.
Just in time for Mother’s Day! In this podcast, Paul interviews Holly Robinson Peete, actress and Founder of HollyRod Inc. - an organization dedicated to raising autism awareness through education and kindness. Holly and Paul discuss the unique (and diverse) roles Moms and Dads play in raising an ASD child.
In this podcast, Paul interviews autism Dad -- Justin Nahama. Justin provides a unique perspective to our community based on his career as a Marine veteran, former federal prosecutor, business attorney, and strategic advisor to mental-health leaders such as Deepak Chopra and foundations who serve the Navy SEAL and special operations community. In addition to currently serving as Deepak Chopra's COO, Justin founded the company NuroLux, an organization dedicated to empower families impacted by autism and the professionals supporting them. He is not only the parent of an ASD son, but experienced the paralysis many of us Dads face after our child’s diagnosis, leading to his creation of Nurolux. Justin goes deep into his personal and transformational journey as the father of an ASD son.
In this episode, Paul interviews Stefan Bjes, Founder & Creator of Blue Line Spectrum Safety, an organization dedicated to training first responders on how to identify and engage those with an autism spectrum disorder.
Stefan is a police officer serving in the greater Chicago area. He is also the father of two amazing sons on the spectrum.
2020 was the most challenging year in our lives. Between the pandemic, civil unrest, a hostile political landscape, a contentious election, disturbing events at the Capitol last week, our resiliency was tested to the brink. In this episode, Paul reviews some basic principles on how fathers can remain resilient into 2021, and come out of this year stronger and more successful.
Young autistic adults face immense challenges - and yes, discrimination - as they enter the workforce. Paul enters into a lively discussion on this topic with Rebecca Beam, CEO & Founder of Zavikon, an organization dedicated to matching neurodiverse candidates with employers who believe inclusion is the future.