Before our serendipitous meeting in school car line hell a decade ago we SoFla rubias and accidental autism moms had no idea we were living parallel vidas locas. Together, we’re kicking butt and taking names with a little help from sunshine, wine, and #framily time. Does our bleach weaken our wit? Over our tanned bodies!
MOOve over autism awareness (such a MOOt conversation!).
Have you not HERD?
The Town of Miami Lakes is lassoing its best and brightest, corralling MOOcho effort into “branding” itself a model, autism-friendly town. Steered by rare breeds Mayor Manny Cid and Councilmembers Marilyn Ruano & Luis Collazo, the “range” of this town’s plan will make special needs families feel right at home: no bull!
In their efforts to keep things REAL (thanks to genius colorists), the Disorderly Blondes are literallllly on the edge of their salon chairs with excitement to invite you to experience VIRTUAL REALITY.
VR applications for special needs individuals are endless, from lessons in safety to anxiety reduction to pure fun. Step aside, social stories!
Listen to the blondes interview Dr. Toby Honsberger, EdD, BCBA-D and conveniently rubio executive director of The Learning Academy at The Els Center of Excellence. Dr. Toby is an expert on the topic of autism and safety, and after meeting the DB it’s safe to say he’ll soon be a connoisseur of all things Miami (do you hear that, Pitbull?).
When our day bites
When the bleach stings
When our hair looks bad
We simply remember our favorite things
And then we don’t feel so HAD
Move over Oprah (and certainly Ariana Grande, pfft), cuz we’ll splurge on (and happily share) anything that makes our kids’ lives (okay who are we kidding?)- OUR LIVES easier!
Shout out to Ariana tho, cuz we don’t mean to brag, but we be like, “Put in in the bag,” when it comes to sanity products we feature in this season’s Favorite Things episode.
Our ideas are priceless, we know we’re the nicest
We knew you would like this, we must be psychic
You want it, we got it, you want it, we got it (yeah)
Thank you, next [but listen, share, shop, repeat]!
The South Florida Disorderly Blondes are happier than Elle Woods at Harvard to unpack this stellar podcast episode featuring autistic attorney Haley Moss. Much like the time Elle found Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal, we blondes gain a closet full of invaluable autism insight. We may ask the tough questions (have you met us?), but you’ll see this “exercise” in respecting differences gives off plenty of endorphins for all to enjoy. What? Like, it’s hard? Now who’s in for a bend and SNAP?
The term “openly autistic.”
A day in the life
Twitter wars (#actuallyautistic vs #actualautismparent)
Media misrepresentation of autism
How to help all on the spectrum
Bridging the gap
See the kids at Ms. Audrey’s schoooool
They can’t wait to hang out and be coooool
Hip hop moves to ABA in 3…2…1
They got the beat
They got the beat
Kids got the beat
Yeah, kids got the beat!
Who knew movement was therapy and could be so much fun?
Meet Miami native Audrey Amadeo, founder of Spectrum Dance Therapy: Arts for Autism Foundation. Her strong belief to tune ASD children into the arts falls right in time with her training in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Audrey is truly a step ahead of the rest, and has found a rhythm by mixing Autism Movement Therapy to a tempo kids on the spectrum get (and get DOWN to).
Click the link below to LISTEN to the latest episode: WE GOT THE BEAT.
Sadly, mainstream media “entertainment” has Americans TUNED OUT to the REAL WORLD of autism by creating shows like The Good Doctor.
We want to see the TRUE story of individuals with autism, picked to live in 1 out 59 homes, who work hard as hell to “improve” at a cost of $2.3 million, and have their families’ lives turned upside down; let’s find out what happens when we stop being polite…and start getting REAL.
Let’s FLIP the script!
Meet Valerie Herskowitz, owner of The Chocolate Spectrum Café and Academy in Jupiter, FL. Her sweet contributions to the special needs community have provided a rich assortment of flavorful foundations and textured trainings, sprinkling hope for young adults on the autism spectrum. Listen in as only Valerie could concoct this Master Class on just how much adult support and instruction still needs to be cooked up.
What do you get when you combine an already “seasoned” speech and language pathologist, then stir in extra-decadent amounts of patience, determination, and love? You get one hungry chocolatier whose specialty is breaking the autism mold!
What Would the Disorderly Blondes Do, you ask?
They’d pour an adult beverage (duh) then turn their show over to their #disorderlytribe via IG!
Tune in for answers to burning questions like How do the blondes navigate this special needs life with such exceptional poise? and Who dares refer to autism as a gift in their presence? Ha! Okay, actual questions came from their loyal, loud, and proud followers who are not afraid to proclaim #iamdisorderly #sosoydisorderly.
Autism. South Florida. Motherhood.
Everything is A-OK at this autism corral! The Disorderly Blondes are shooting first and asking questions later as their very first guest enters, guns a-blazin’!
High caliber advocate Ysela aims to please as she discusses her role as an educational consultant. Her mission (if you choose to accept it) is to keep special needs families in close range while providing all the ammunition they need for those dreaded IEPs.
There is no telling if these 3 cats can be completely herded, but they’ll give it their best shot!
It’s the most wonderful(ly) stressful time of the year!
Did your 2018 holiday season bite the big one, compliments of autism? Well if so have we got an ego boost for you! Listen in on the unique challenges the South Florida Disorderly Blondes unwrapped, and the number of bottles they uncorked in order to cope.
Think trains, nutcrackers, and tantrums. Oh joy!
Will it be desserts? D-Cups? Deny Terrio? Don’t despair! This episode doesn’t disappoint as we disorderly dames date ourselves, dig deep, and dish on our desperate, dreaded days of autism diagnoses. Dom will be served.
Damn us if we delay in dutiful dialogue! We’ll deliver you dope doctrine in defining your OWN dynamic team designed to help draft, design, and direct your desired post-autism diagnosis destination. All aboard the D train!
Join us as we begin our dream project, ten years in the making. Our goal is to dish on all things motherhood, with a focus on balancing autism, cocktails, and heels. No Spanglish skills will be required to listen, but they will certainly help.
To know us is to know we have faced special needs parenting head on, while somehow keeping our blonde heads on straight and semi-coiffed.
November 29, 2018
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