Disorderly Blondes Autism PODCAST

S2 E20 Therapeeds: Brainy in Davie

An episode of Disorderly Blondes Autism PODCAST

By Disorderly Blondes
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!
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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!

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S2 E22 Let's Get Physical
South Florida's Disorderly Blondes Autism Podcast, by hosts Kristi and Brenda, features guest Jason Miletsky of Exceptional Fitness Foundation. This charitable organization is committed to providing unique fitness, exercise, recreation, social,and safety programs to individuals of all ages and abilities in a fun, safe, and natural environment.  To the tune of Olivia Newton John's LET'S GET PHYSICAL: The blondes are sayin' all the things that they know you'll like, Makin' SUPER good conversation. They gotta handle their latest guest just right, You know what I meaaaaan. Let's get physical, physical. They wanna get physical (not really) Let's get into physical... They'll let you hear Jason talk*, Jason Miletsky talk. *boy can Jason TALK (and he's speaking our language). FOR ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE, CHECK OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR THE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS EPISODE (COMPLETE WITH OLIVIA THEMED WORKOUT "GEAR" AND ALL). 
November 25, 2019
S2 E21 On Brand Blondes
On this episode, the blondes are "FALL"ing back, and ironically it's rosé that helps their footing as they reflect upon homecoming, influencing, base running, and (sticker) swapping. Also, they see unicorns. Can this all be accomplished by remaining #onbrand? You'll have to listen to find out!  Mentions: Autism Bites Supper Club The Miami Lakes Mayor's Gala Unicorn Children's Foundation Lisa Frank (yes, the stickers) La Fresa Francesa Vanilla Ice Tiffany Child Photography Ysela Heim Lucy Lopez www.disorderlyblondes.com
November 11, 2019
S2 E20 Therapeeds: Brainy in Davie
Dr. Julia Harper delivers H.O.P.E. to families willing to look beyond autism symptoms and make the "smart" move toward her brain-based therapy model. Dr. Harper's Therapeeds Family Center, located in Davie, Florida, is an enviable space buzzing with bass (yes, she's all about that bass) commitment, and evidence-based, hard-a** work with children, young adults, and beyond.  Mentions: grandparents, Cuban abuelas, Miami bass, Coca-Cola
October 28, 2019
S2 E19 ¡Trico Trí!
Prepárence for our scariest episode yet. Poltergeists aside, blonde screams are 100% audible.  Tune in to hear us conjure Halloween horror tales from the crypt while unearthing enough survival tips to make your ears bleed. Have no fear though- no listeners will be left behind to check the basement alone! Que horror! To the tune of Michael Jackson’s THRILLER  'Cause we say trico  Trico tri  And no one's gonna save you  From the bruja about to strike  You know it's all tricos  En el jalowin night 🧛‍♀️  Our tips will save your life  Inside a killer, thriller ASD night!  Ahahahahahahahaha  No hay kandi tonight  Pero JAPI JALOWIN anyway! Mentions: “SNL Fever,” Casa de los Trucos, Spirit Halloween.
October 12, 2019
S2 E18 Guardianship & Gold Diggers
She works hard for her money, so hard for it honey! She works hard for her money so she’d better treat her (will, trustee, guardian, assets, and dependent child) RIGHT!  Estate planning is MUY IMPORTANTE, but where does a special needs parent even start? Hint: we have special financial planning needs! Enter Douglas Vogel, Special Needs Estate Planner and special needs PARENT. If he can break the process down so the blondes can understand, then anyone* can.  *a basic knowledge of geometry is helpful but not required Mentions: Gold Diggers, Kanye, sisters-in-law
September 29, 2019
S2 E17 Whirls & Squirrels
The Disorderly Blondes' lives are a whirlwind!  Add a hurricane, a call to 911, school blues, math problems, a new puppy, and what do you get? You guessed it: squirrels! Just TRY to follow along this update as the South Florida blondes share what's up (and what blows!). Mentions: squirrels, Autism on the Seas, United in Autism, Town of Miami Lakes, Autism Bites Supper Club, algebra, and the lies we tell.
September 16, 2019
S2 E16 C'mon Get HAAPE!
Maria Jacobo is the lead voice at Help Adults with Autism Perform and Excel located in Weston, Florida and is a SUPER tuned in mom to an adult 😇 with autism. Her all-volunteer organization works to provide adults on the spectrum meaningful employment. This talented troupe is dedicated to creating a harmonious dialogue to get everyone on the BANDwagon. HAAPE, we think we love you!  💙🎹 Mentions: selfie apps, Armani, Jovani, The Chocolate Spectrum, Canada, Cypress Bay High School (bigger than Canada) & Inclusion Films (California here we come!) To the tune of The Partridge Family’s “C’mon Get Happy” 🌈 🎼🌈 🎼🌈 🎼🌈 🎼🌈 🎼🌈 🎼 Hello world our FIRST GUEST will have you singin’ 🌎 🎤🎶 C’mon Get HAAPE! 🧩😇 A whole lot of lovin’ is what she’ll be bringin’ 👩🏻 💙 Cuz she co-founded HAAPE (pronounced “HAPPY”) 💪🏼 Because Maria Jacobo makes us HAPPY! 👱🏼‍♀️😋👱🏼‍♀️
September 1, 2019
S2 E15 Back to Cool
Much like the Jonas Brothers' smash summer hit,  lately the blondes have been feelin' so COOL. Their kids are back to school.  They're stoked about their Season 2 debut.  But OOH, they still have to get to the dreaded carpool. Dammit, they WERE feelin' so cool, cool, cool, cool (they're fools). Listen to alllll the foolishness as the blondes recap their South Florida days of summer and kick their boys to the school curb.  It's back to pencils, back to books, back to podcasts and autism too.  Oh, wait.  WEBSITE  INSTAGRAM TWITTER FACEBOOK
August 18, 2019
S1 E14: Que Calor! (Summer Bonus Episode)
Can we talk? 💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️ OBVIOUSLY!  Crazy from the 🔥 heat 🔥 but wanting to keep things on the ☀️ sunny ☀️ side, the Disorderly Blondes called upon their cabana boy 🍹🧒🏼🍷 to serve them in the A/C so they could 👙 suit up 👙 for this BONUS EPISODE! 🧯💨 🤩🤩 Catch up with what the rubias have been up to, and if you want an even 🖐🏽 tan 🖐🏽, listen to the very end for Season 2 & 3 SPOILERS! 🤫 No SPF required for these 🔥 topics!: 🔥  Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine Toast  🍾 (2:50) 🔥  The Unsinkable Oli 🏊🏼‍♂️ (8:20)  🔥  B’s Check Please! Debut 🍽 (21:00) 🔥  Summer Camp Roundup ⛱ (33:50) 🔥  Gear Up for Autism sports program 🏀 (37:58) 🔥  Mission Fishin' 🎣 (44:00) 🔥  Table Turn Podcast Guest Appearance 🗣🍴(56:00) 🔥  DB’s Autism Bites Supper Club 🧩🍝 🎨(1:00:15) 🔥  Pete The Cat’s Last Stand 🙀 (1:03:35)  🔥  Season 1 Recap💁🏼‍♀️🎤 (1:21) 🔥  Announcements 📣 (1:29) 🔥  SPOILERS 😱 (1:31) #autismlife #MiamiMoms #autismdads #Jupitermoms #ASD #Autism #SouthFlorida #parenthood #Miamipodcast #autismadvocate #autismpodcast #autismTV #autismfathers #autismreality #toppodcast #podcastlife #womenpodcasters #influenceHER #autismawareness #momofboys #mompodcast #SouthFlorida #motherhood Visit us at www.disorderlyblondes.com
July 15, 2019
S1 E13: The Papis
We have more daddy issues than Vanidades. What happens when you put two autism dads who couldn’t be more different in the same room with two rubias and a bottle of bubbly? You laugh. You cry. You meet the Disorderly Blondes’ sugar daddies, better known as the husbands.  These papas don’t preach, but their perspectives on all things autism had even the blondes at a loss for words. As if!  The dads tackle the tough questions, including Where are you taking us to dinner? and offer advice to others in their “man-cletas.” Ready? Set? Dale!
June 4, 2019
S1 E12: Going to Town (of Miami Lakes)
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!
May 21, 2019
S1 E11: Literallllly Virtual
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?).
May 6, 2019
S1 E10 A Few of Our Favorite Things
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.  Also: 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]!
April 21, 2019
S1 E9 Legally (Non) Blonde
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? Unpacked: The term “openly autistic.” Diagnosis Childhood Speech Therapies Schools Hobbies College A day in the life Relationship status Self-advocacy Employability skills Severe autism Twitter wars (#actuallyautistic vs #actualautismparent) Media misrepresentation of autism How to help all on the spectrum The future Bridging the gap  Also: Flat-iron tutorial Nails Shopping Miamisms Naps Squirrels
April 7, 2019
S1 E8 We Got the Beat
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.
March 23, 2019
S1 E7 Flip the Script
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!
March 10, 2019
S1 E6 The Sweet Spot
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!
February 23, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
S1 E4 The Smoking Gun
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!
January 28, 2019
S1 E3 Holidazed & Confused
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! Merry Christmas!
January 11, 2019
S1 E2 The D Word
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!  
December 19, 2018
S1 E1 Welcome to Disorderly Blondes!
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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