306 – Marc Moschetto of Holly Springs, NC CEO of Kick Motor, Host of The Rational Workforce Podcast & Father of Three

Our guest this week is Marc Moschetto of Holly Springs, NC who is CEO of Kick Motor, host of The Rational Workforce Podcast, a neurodiversity advocate and father of three. Marc and his wife, Kate, have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of three children: Jacob (24), Grace (21) and Samuel (15), who collectively have experienced a variety of challenges including ASD, anxiety, depression and food aversion to name a few. Marc enjoys interviewing guests on his The Rational Workforce Podcast on a wide range of business related topics dedicated to looking at the news, people,

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302 – Gabe Perna of Newtown, CT An Award Winning Journalist, Digital Health Editor & Father Of Two Including One With Autism

Our guest this week is Gabe Perna of Newtown, CT who is an award winning journalist, a digital health editor with Modern Healthcare and father of two young boys, including one with Autism.  Gabe and his wife, Amanda, have been married for 10 years and are the proud parents of two children: Logan (3) and Spencer (6) who has Autism.  We learn about the Perna family story, the the changes and adaptations the family has made and the importance of embracing your child for who they are so you can help them reach their full potential. That’s all on this episode

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301 – Jonathan Bennett of Ontario, CAN Executive Leadership Coach, Author Reflects On Raising An Autistic & Non-Binary Child

Our guest this week is Jonathan Bennett of Ontario, Canada, an executive and leadership coach, a poet and author of seven books and father of two.  Jonathan and his wife, Wendy, have been married for 25 years and are the proud parents of two children who are 17 and 19 years old. We’ll hear some sage advice from Jonathan about raising an Autistic child who is also non-binary. That’s all on this episode of the SFN Dad to Dad Podcast. Show Notes –Email – jonathan@clearlythen.comWebsite – https://clearlythen.com/LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennettjonathan/Novels and books of poetry – https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B001K8O160?ingress=0&visitId=4732666f-192a-47e6-ad0a-05a2610979e8&ref_=ap_rdr Transcript: Coming Soon

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299 – Steve Thomas of Manhattan, IL Father Of 8 & Author Of Catholic Joe Superhero, Reflects On Faith, Fatherhood & Family

Our guest this week is Steve Thomas of Manhattan, IL father of eight, serial entrepreneur and author of Catholic Joe Superhero.   Steve and his wife, Ginny, have been married for 33 years and are the proud parents of eight children: Steve (32), 30 year old twins David & John, Joseph (28), Francis (26), Mary (25), Grace (23) and Gabriel (21).  The twins are the ones with additional needs.         The twins were diagnosed in their 20s with issues including; anxiety, Autism, OCD and schizophrenia.  Despite the many challenges including incarceration and institutionalization, Steve and Ginny have found

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289 – James Myles, of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Father of Seven Including Two With ASD

Listen to “SFN Dad to Dad 289 – James Myles, of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Father of Seven Including Two With ASD” on Spreaker. Our guest this week is James “Jamo” Myles of Georgetown, Grand Cayman who is father of seven, including two with ASD and who is a coordinator with the Department of Youth Services for the Cayman Islands. James and his wife, Melissa, have been married for two years and between them they are the proud parents of seven children; his children: Ahmed (28), Jamar (23), Jarrod (23) and Sarah (14) and Melissa’s children; Novano (22), Myra (17) and

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285 – Florence Ann Romano of Hinsdale, IL Author Of ‘Build Your Village’ & Sibling To A Brother With Autism

Our guest this week is Florence Ann Romano of Hinsdale, IL a village and child care advocate, entrepreneur, author of two books and the oldest of four siblings, including a brother with Autism. Florence Ann served as a nanny for more than 15 years, which led to a variety of opportunities including; starting the web series The Windy City Nanny, which covered the lives of 12 families, her first book entitled ‘Nanny and Me‘ and more than 200 speaking engagements. She also founded Kindred Content, a woman-owned digital content company, more recently acquired by Yakkety Yak, where she is a Vice-President of Business Strategy. Florence’s

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283 – Dan Feshbach of Sausalito, CA, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of Multiple & Father Of Twins, Including A Son With Autism

Our guest this week is Dan Feshbach of Sausalito, CA, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Multiple, a non-profit (501c3) innovation platform for the autism community, whose mission is ‘to transform the lives of people with autism at scale.’ Dan and his x-wife, were married for 35 years and are the proud parents of 30 year old twins: Emma and Reed, who is Autistic. We’ll learn about Dan’s many innovations and the leadership roles he played at: LoanPerformance, the Oak Hill School of California, BlueUmbrella, TeachTown, MeasureOne, Multiple and the Autism Impact Fund. That’s all on this episode of SFN

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281 – Jeff Wickersham of Royersford, PA A High Performance Coach, Founder Of The Warrior Dad Experience, Author, Father Of 2

Our guest this week is Jeff Wickersham of Royersford, PA, who is a high performance coach, founder of the Warrior Dad Experience and father of two. Jeff and his wife, Heather, have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of two boys: Jackson (15) and Carter (13), who has Crohn’s Disease. Occupationally, Jeff is a sought-after mental toughness and peak performance coach who specializes in helping clients intentionally step into the best version of themselves personally and professionally, guiding his clients to install habits and systems that set them up for success. Vocationally, Jeff has been called

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280 – Sarah Glofcheskie of Toronto, Canada, Founder of BeMe.ai & Single Mother Of A Daughter With Autism

Our guest this week is Sarah Glofcheskie of Toronto, Canada, who is the single mother of a daughter with Autism, a serial entrepreneur, and founder of BeMe, an Autism innovation company. Sarah and her x-husband, who remains a very involved father, were married for six years and are the proud parents of Flynn (12) who is Autistic. Informed by her experience as the mother of a child with Autism, Sarah founded BeMe.ai a company whose mission is to empower Autistic individuals, their families and care team with the tools they need to thrive. BeMe combines medical, behavioral and environmental factors

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276 – Paul Carroll, of Situate, RI A Senior Exec at CVS Health, Founder of AutismDadvocate & Father Of An Autistic Son

Our guest this week is Paul Carroll, of Situate, RI who is senior HR director at CVS Health, founder of Autism Dadvocate and father of an Autistic son. Paul and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 20 years and are the proud parents of Vaughan(16) who is Autistic. Professionally, Paul is an Executive Director of Talent Manager at CVS Health. Informed by being a father to a neurodiverse child and guided by his faith, Paul has been called to create AutismDadvocate.org, a non-profit an online support forum for dads with children with autism and about the commonalities we all

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269 – Eric Jorgensen of Frederick, MD A Retired Navy Vet, Widower & Father Of A Son With Autism Offers Disability Planning Advice

Our guest this week is Eric Jorgensen of Frederick, MD a retired Navy veteran, widower, founder of True North Disability Planning, cancer survivor and father of two, including a son with Autism. Eric and his wife, Christine, were married for 12 years before, very sadly, she passed away in April 2012, after a short battle with HLH (Hemophagocytic Lympho Histiocystosis), a rare autoimmune disease. They are the proud parents of two; including William (23), who has Autism, is non-verbal with learning & intellectual disabilities, and mental health challenges. Eric reflects on his 20+ years in the Navy and work aboard

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265 – Krista Mason of Holland, MI Founder Of Benjamin’s Hope Named After Son Benjamin, Who Is Autistic

Our guest this week is Krista Mason, of Holland, Michigan, a Christian, wife and mother. Krista and her husband, David have been married for 32 years and are the proud parent of two boys: James (29) and Benjamin (27), who has Autism and developmental delays. Krista is also the co-founder of Benjamin’s Hope, a live, learn, play, worship farmstead community where people of all abilities are transformed by the love Christ. The Ben’s Hope Way: Committed to loving God and others,we fiercely respect the dignity intelligence and value of all humans. We are creative, courageous and committed to excellence. Through

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264 – Siggi Thorseinn-Gudmunsson of Akranes, Iceland A Father Of Five Including Four With Special Needs

Our guest this week is Siggi Thosseinn-Gudmundson of Akranes, Iceland who is a healthcare professional and father of five including four with special needs. Siggi and his wife, Fridur, have known each other since they were 15 years of age and have been married for 8 years. They are the proud parents of five children: Sittimfia (7), who has ADHD, Gudmuntuk (12), who is Autistic and non-verbal, Kolbrun (14) who has Prader-Willi Syndrome and Autism, and Matthias (16) who has Autism. Very sadly they lost your first child, Oscar, at 24 weeks gestation more than 15 years ago. We’ll hear

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256 – Jahmeer Reynolds of El Sobrante, CA Father of Five Including Two With Autism & ED Of Marin County Cooperation Team

Our guest this week is Jahmeer Reynolds of El Sobrante, CA, who is the father of five children and Executive Director of the Marin County Cooperation Team, a black led multi service agency that provides services and support to the community. Jahmeer and his wife, Shakira, have been married for 12 years and are the proud parents of two young boys with Autism. We’ll hear Jahmeer’s story, the years they lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, his thoughts on fatherhood and working hand in hand with the community as well as his thoughts on the importance of developing positive police

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253 – Francis Arana of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Father Of Two, Including One with Autism

Our guest this is week Francis Arana of Georgetown, Grand Cayman, who is head of Anti-Money Laundering for the Cayman Islands. Francis and his his wife, Helen, have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of two boys; Nayil (23) and Khalid (19) who is Autistic. Francis and Helen are originally from Belize. They both studied in the U.S. and have lived in the Cayman Islands for 20 years. One of the organizations that has played an instrumental role has been Inclusion Cayman, whose mission is: “to support the community in the commitment to cultivating and upholding

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240 – Ron Sandison of Rochester Hills, MI, An Autistic Man, Father, Author & Founder Of Spectrum Inclusion

Our guest this week is Ron Sandison of Rochester Hills, MI who is an Autistic man, a psychiatric care specialist at UHS Havenwyck Hospital, a professor at the Divinity School of Ministry, a speaker, an author of several books, and founder of Spectrum Inclusion, which empowers young adults with Autism for independence and employment through mentoring and conferences. Ron and his wife, Kristen, have been married for 10 years and are the proud parents of Mikayla (6). Ron’s books include: A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom. Views from the Spectrum: A Window into Life and Faith with

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239 – Chris Brewster of Waverly, NY Fatherhood Coordinator at Parent2Parent & Father of 3, Including a Son with Angelman Syndrome

Our guest this week is Christopher Brewster of Waverly NY. Chris and his wife, Kristen, have been married for six years and are the proud parents of three children: son Bowie (15) who has Angelman Syndrome, daughter Ada (17), and son Seth (26) who has Scleroderma, Short leg syndrome, Autism and more recently is undergoing gender transition. From a professional perspective, Chris is a Community Engagement Manager for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira & Corning area). He also works part-time as the Fatherhood Coordinator for Parent to Parent of New York State, connecting fathers of children with

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236 – Dr. Temple Grandin of Ft. Collins, CO An Autistic Person, Innovator, Author & Advocate for the Neurodivergent

Out special guest this week is Dr. Temple Grandin of Ft. Collins, CO, a national speaker, a best-selling author, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and outspoken advocate for the neurodivergent and those on the Autism Spectrum. Temple was an Ashoka Fellow. She was also named in the Time 100 List as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the ‘Heroes’ category. She also has a number of honorary degrees form universities around the world, including; McGill University in Canada, the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Carnegie Mellon University and Emory University. Temple

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235 – David Geslak of La Grange, IL, Father of Two & Founder of Exercise Connection Serving People With Autism

Our guest this week is David Geslak, a national speaker, author and founder of Exercise Connection, a company committed to assist individuals with Autism and other disabilities; improve their focus, reduce maladaptive behaviors, enhance social skills as well as language development through proper exercise and physical fitness. David and his wife, Jessica, have been married for nine years and are the proud parents of two children: Andrew (5) and Jordan (2), who was diagnosed with cyanotic breadth holding spells. Through his education and work as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, as well as research, David has created tools and a process

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232 – David Barth of Sand Point, ID, a Licensed Therapist, Member of Evryman & Co-Founder of Team Autism 24/7

Our guest this week is David Barth of Sand Point, ID who is a licensed therapist. David and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 26 years and are the proud parents of Jackson (23) who has Autism. David is a member Evryman, a benefit corporation whose mission is to connect and help men lead more successful, satisfying and fulfilling lives. David is also co-founder of Team Autism 24/7, a non-profit that builds autism awareness. We’ll hear David’s story on this week’s Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Show Links: Email – dcbarth69@gmail.comLinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/da…Evryman – https://evryman.comPanhandle Special Needs Inc.: https://panhandlespecialneeds….Team Autism 24/7

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231 – Nelson Rascon of Tacoma, WA, Father of Three, a Licensed Realtor and Co-founder & Executive Director of Dads Move

Our guest this week is Nelson Rascon of Tacoma, WA who is the father of three, a realtor and co-founder of Dads Move – Strengthening The Roles Of Dads In Raising Their Kids With Special Needs. Nelson and his wife, JoRay, have been married for 9 years and between them are the proud parents of three children; Samantha (30) who has cognitive delays, Eric (26) who has Autism, severe Epilepsy and who is bi-polar, and Kaleb (26) who has Asperger’s and was more recently diagnosed as bi-polar too. Nelson reflects on his parents divorce, growing up without his dad, moving with

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227 – Joshua Carrigg of Gaithersburg, MD, Master Sergeant U.S. Army & Father of Three All with Special Needs

Our guest this week is Joshua Carrigg, of Gaithersburg, MD, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Joshua and his wife, Austin, have been married for 20 years and are the proud parents of three: Christian (20), Nicholas (17) who has Autism and adopted daughter Melanie (9) who has Down syndrome and other special healthcare needs. Joshua joined the US Army at 20 and has served for 19 years including two deployments to Iraq ’in 03-’04 and ’06-’07. Joshua’s wife, Austin, is the founder and CEO of the Exceptional Families of the Military (EFM), a volunteer-led, non-profit organization specializing in helping

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220 – Dr. Anju Usman Singh of Lisle, IL A Board Certified Family Practitioner & Medical Director at True Health Medical Center

Our guest this week is Dr. Anju Usman Singh, a board certified family practitioner and the medical director at True Health Medical Center in Naperville, IL, providing integrative and biomedical treatments that enhance traditional medical care. Dr. Usman is director and owner of True Health Medical Center and Pure Compounding Pharmacy in Naperville, Illinois. She also is the Chief Science Officer for True Healing Naturals. She specializes in biomedical interventions for children with ADD, Autism, PANDAS/PANS, Down Syndrome and related disorders. She has been involved in research regarding copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction, biofilm related infections and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She serves

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213 – Dr. Eric Endlich of Sonoma, CA Father of Two, Including a Son Who Is Autistic, Discovered Late In Life, He Is Also Autistic

Our guest this week is Dr. Eric Endlich, of Sonoma, CA who is an Autistic man, the father of two, a Psychologist, author and founder of Top College Consultants, an organization that serves students with Autism, ADHD and other learning differences, navigate the college admissions process. Eric and his wife, Kristina, have been married for 35 years and are the proud parents of two children; Elyse (21) and Alex (24) who is Autistic. Eric discovered late in life he is Autistic, which has helped him relate to his son and has shaped his career. His book, “Older Autistic Adults In Their

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208 – Doug Robb of Long Valley NJ, Father of Five Including Two With Autism & Co-Founder of A Seat At The Table Foundation

Our guest this week is Doug Robb of Long Valley, NJ the father of five including two with Autism, a financial advisor and co-founder of Seat At The Table Foundation, a non-profit organization. Doug and his wife, Dara, have been married for 28 years and are the proud parents of five children; Taylor (27), Dougie (25), Jackson (22), Peyton (21), and Mia (19). Dougie and Jackson are both on the Autism spectrum. We’ll learn about Doug’s background, growing up in NJ, his interest in football with a brief brush with the NFL, his career in financial services, as well as the

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