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Stories About Autism

Podcast Episode 3 – Kevin O’Neill

This week I’m joined by a very good friend of mine, Kevin O’Neill, from the Facebook page Autism From A Dad’s Eye View

I’ve known Kevin for a few years now, and was able to meet up with him for a few drinks twice last year, and talk all things autism and being a dad.

Kevin is the dad to 3 children, and 2 of them are autistic. During this episode we get to talk about their diagnosis, how autism is so different for them both, the schools they attend, their love for their big sister, and how they all coped with a period of regression.

We also get to talk about being non-verbal (Kevin tried it out for a day at work to understand better what life is like for his son), being pro-stim, and much much more.

If you enjoy this interview and want to know more about Kevin and his family, definitely check out his Facebook page, Autism From A Dad’s Eye View

You can also find the groups that Kevin runs on Facebook here, Autism Dads In It Together and Autism and Food

Finally, if you enjoyed this episode, leave me a comment, and if you could leave me a review on iTunes I’d be very grateful. It really helps more people find the podcast, and become that little bit more autism aware!

Thanks for listening

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2 comments

  1. Lisa - April 27, 2018 10:18 pm

    I’m so rock’n’roll on a Friday night these days, but I couldn’t wait until another day to listen. I think I am addicted to these podcasts….that or I’m just really bloody nosey!!
    Loved this one as there are lots of similarities between Aiden and my son and Kev is really inspiring.
    Already looking forward to the next one….obvs!

  2. Matthew Billington - May 3, 2018 4:42 am

    Thanks for sharing your story with me. I have 3 boys on the spectrum and it was somewhat refreshing hearing that your experience is somewhat mirrored to my own at times. It has taken me a long time to get my head around the issues we deal with as autism parents, which is strange because I have no doubt that as a 46 year old, that if there was such a thing as “autism diagnosis” when I was growing up that I too would be on the spectrum on the high functioning end. I always knew I was different but could not put a finger on it back then. Society back then as it does now has certain expectations to be normal or neurotypical. I guess I learnt how to manage it, but that does not mean that at time I still have times of anxiety. Thanks for sharing. I would love the opportunity to share my story with my boys with you at some stage.

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