My Guest Appearance With Rob Gorski on The Autism Dad Podcast

When Barclay was first diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder I was overwhelmed. Not only did I know nothing about autism, but I also didn’t know one parent who had a child with autism. I began to search online for help. Almost immediately I came across Rob Gorski’s website, The Autism Dad. I began to read his posts and listen to his podcast and felt a connection. On his podcast, he shares his life experiences with three children with autism and interviews with other autism parents as well as experts in the field.

I had the pleasure of featuring him on my podcast a few months back and most recently was a guest on his. I will post the links to both interviews below.

Thanks, Rob!

Parent to Parent (feat. Amy Nielsen) S3E29 The Autism Dad Podcast

In this weeks episode, I have a parent to parent conversation with Amy Nielsen. She’s an autism mom, author, educator, blogger, podcaster and early intervention specialist. We talk about her amazing family, life as an autism parent and how COVID has made things more challenging. We also talk about how her and her husband are navigating the new school year. It’s a great conversation and one you can definitely relate to. 🙂 About Amy: Amy is a former educator with seventeen years experience. Her educational background includes teaching second grade, elementary media specialist, middle school television production teacher and middle school media specialist. After her fourth child was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, she left her full-time teaching career so she would have the flexibility to meet the demands of this special parenting role. Amy runs theParent Advocate and Early Intervention Specialist at Collaborative Corner for Exceptional Children. ( About Me: Please remember that self-care is more important than ever. It’s not easy but we have to do our best to look after ourselves, especially during these turbulent and uncertain times. Please listen and share with anyone that could benefit. All my information and relevant links are ( Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit ( and find out more information, including how to get a free 30-day trial. This episode is also brought to you by Hero Health. HERO is a smart automatic pill dispenser that dramatically improves medication management and compliance. Learn more at ( and use code “theautismdad50” to save $50. 
  1. Parent to Parent (feat. Amy Nielsen) S3E29
  2. Homeschooling vs Online Learning: What You NEED to Know (feat. Annette Hines) S3E28
  3. A Basket of Impossibles (feat. Carew Papritz) S3E27
  4. How COVID19 Impacts the Autism Community (feat. Alycia Halladay) S3E26
  5. Co-Parenting Through Divorce (feat. David Hill, MD, FAAP) S3E25

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Amy Nielsen lives in Orlando, Florida. She is the proud mother of four children ranging in age from 5-33! She and her husband, Brent enjoy sports and traveling. Amy is a former teacher with nearly 20 years of experience, a freelance writer, and a special needs advocate. Her mission is to help educate and empower families of children with disabilities to focus on their child's interests and strengths.

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