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RECENT PODCAST EPISODES

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Dads of autistic children

 

– this one’s for you!

In this 3 minutes introductory episode, Paul Carroll,

Founder & Creator of Autism Dadvocate launches his first podcast with an overview

of his work and podcast.

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In the episode, Paul Carroll, Founder & Creator of AutismDadvocate is going deep, asking fathers to reflect and journal on the questions below.  

Some of the questions are uncomfortable, some are insightful, but all of them are designed to spark new modes of thinking for these amazing Dads.

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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!

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Eric Jorgensen, founder of Special Needs Navigator.  More importantly, Eric is a single father of an ASD child who has an amazing & compelling life story that led him to single parenthood.  This is an intense, emotional podcast between two Dads “going deep”.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Dr. Celeste Chamberlain, CEO of 3.14 Academy.  - an organization dedicated to raising autism awareness through education and kindness.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Jaclyn Hunt, Founder of ASD Life Coaches, a group that provides coaching to adolescents and adults on the spectrum.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Hunter Hansen, Creator of the “Life Autistic” - a YouTube channel with real stories, real talk, and (unreal hair) - . all you ever wanted to know about autism from an autistic person's perspective

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In this episode, Paul interviews Rachel and Laura Doukas, two screenwriters who are the screenwriters / producers of the film - “The Ryan Express”

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How can Dads keep an eye on the physical activity of their autistic kids?  This is a challenge given that many ASD kids have issues with gross and fine motor skills.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Eric Jorgensen, Founder of Special Needs Navigator – an organization dedicated to helping parents navigate the maze of benefits, resources, and services available to those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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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.

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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.

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Meltdowns are rough. 

 

As Dads, we will do anything – ANYTHING to avoid a meltdown, particularly in a public place.  

So……….is there anything we can do?  The answer is…………YES!

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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.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Kim Evensen, CEO & Founder of Brothers, and the author of two books on male friendship:  “Brothers” and “The Real Bro Code”.  This episode is a follow-up to Paul’s prior podcast “The Epidemic of Loneliness with Dads of Autistic KIds” 

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Jason Himber, CEO of Easy Speech Therapy Center - an organization dedicated to providing ASD children customized approaches for language, behavioral and occupational therapies.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Jesse Morris, General Partner at Human Ventures, Inc.  He is also the fraternal twin to Paul, an amazing brother born on the spectrum.

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In this podcast, Paul engages Jim Tully in an open, honest, and vulnerable conversation about the “shadow side” of autism - the side of fatherhood that those with neurotypical kids don’t see - the challenges that these amazing dads face.  

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In this episode, Paul interviews Dominick Quartuccio, co-host of the “Great Man Within” podcast.

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How can Dads keep an eye on the physical activity of their autistic kids?  This is a challenge given that many ASD kids have issues with gross and fine motor skills.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Christopher Male, Founding Partner of the Autism Impact Fund – the first venture fund dedicated to investing in autism.

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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.

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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.

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Meltdowns are tough.  As Dads, we experience a surge of adrenalin and anxiety when our child has a meltdown.

 

As a follow-up to Podcast #2, “Five Things Dads can do to Avoid a Meltdown”, Paul Carroll reviews the 8 things Dads can do during a meltdown.

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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.

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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.

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It’s been almost two years since Autism Dadvocate was launched….

In this solo episode podcast, Paul reviews the top six themes he’s heard from Dads of autistic kids the past two years.  

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Erik Feig, Founder & CEO of Feig Mediation Group, Inc.  He is also the amazing father of three neurodiverse children.

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In this short solo podcast, Paul discusses the six most common misconceptions he hears about autism -- mostly in the ways that he typically “hears them” from those outside our community.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Danny Combs, Founder & CEO of T.A.C.T. (Teaching the Autism Community Trades) He is also the father of an amazing son born on the spectrum

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On the one hand, the enormous gratitude for the miracles that these amazing children teach us. And on the other hand, acknowledging the sharp reality of the many challenges Dads face when raising a child on the spectrum

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Eric Jorgensen, Founder of Special Needs Navigator – an organization dedicated to helping parents navigate the maze of benefits, resources, and services available to those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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In this podcast, Paul interviews Shannon Penrod of the web TV series “Autism Live”.  She is not only the parent of an ASD son, but she also has first-hand experience with ABA.

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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.