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The 10 best autism podcasts for parents

10 Best autism podcasts for parents

Updated: November 19, 2023 · 5 Minute Read

Amy Gong

Reviewed by:

Amy Gong, Neurodiversity Advocate

Highlights

  • Get sound advice about raising a child with autism from the autistic individuals, parents, and professionals on this list.
  • If you're too busy these days, tune into shows like “ASF Weekly Science.” Their 15-minute episodes are packed with the latest autism news and research.
  • Don't forget to check out podcasts that share insights on autism and other disabilities in different communities of color.

10 Best autism podcasts for parents

Did you know there are over 2 million podcasts available for your listening pleasure right now? With so many options out there it can be hard to find the right podcast for yourself. Whether you are looking for quick tidbits of information, want to feel like you are spending time with some close friends, or something completely different, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite autism-related podcasts that we think you should check out! 

 

When you want to spend time with your best friends…

Mom's Talk Autism Podcast 


 

The Mom’s Talk Autism Podcast is a show where four moms, all with autistic children, sit down and talk about all things parenting. These moms may not be experts in any professional field, but they are experts in raising their children. They have created a space where they can all share and discuss the unique challenges and struggles that come with teaching their children how to navigate the world around them. Topics include: grief, school, family dynamics, siblings, therapies, social conversations, behaviors, delays, diagnoses, and marriage. 

 

Website | Average Episode Length ~1 Hour | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you’re looking for a safe space to discuss all things motherhood…

Comadreando

 

 

Comadreando is hosted by Marcy Campos. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in NYC, Campos is a special education teacher and the mother of an autistic son. With her podcast, Campos aims to create a safe and supportive community for all parents of children with special needs. Campos’ goal is to create more inclusive environments while educating and breaking stigmas around people with disabilities in communities of color. 

 

Comadreando is a podcast for all mothers to discuss and learn more about education, how to advocate for their child, traveling, dating, family, and more! 


Website | Average Episode Length ~ 1 Hour | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

For things from a dad’s perspective…

The Autism Dad Podcast


 

The Autism Dad Podcast drops new episodes every Monday and is hosted by Rob Gorski, the man behind the award-winning blog The Autism Dad. A single dad of three autistic boys, Rob created his podcast as a new and engaging way to reach other parents of neurodivergent kids. Rob aims to use his podcast to highlight the voices of both parents and autistic individuals. Some of the guests he’s had on his show include  Dr. Temple Grandin, Kate Swenson, Eileen Lamb, and Cory Singer. 

 

Website | Average Episode Length Under 30 Minutes | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you want a podcast that all the parents online are raving about…

Two Sides of the Spectrum

 

 

Meg Procter an occupational therapist and the founder of Learn Play Thrive hosts Two Sides of the Spectrum. The podcast focuses on new research surrounding autism and challenges the way people think about neurodiversity. Her guests often include neurodivergent people as well as researchers, therapists, authors, and more that work in the world of autism!

 

Website | Average Episode Length Under 1 Hour | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

For a therapist's point of view…

Autism Blueprint Podcast


 

The Autism Blueprint Podcast is hosted by Janeen Herskovitz, LMHC, a mother of an autistic son and a psychotherapist who has been working with parents of autistic children since 2006. Every week Janeen focuses on a different topic or strategy (a different “room,” as she refers to them) to help families learn how to live with autism more effectively and peacefully. 

 

Website | Average Episode Length ~30 Minutes | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you don’t have much time, but want to keep up with the latest autism news…

ASF Weekly Science

 

 

You can’t beat ASF Weekly Science podcast’s short episodes! The majority of ASF Weekly Science episodes are 15 minutes or less. Presented by the Autism Science Foundation, each episode features experts discussing all things autism including the latest news, science, and research. To top it all off, ASF Weekly Science is one of the longest-running podcasts, releasing weekly episodes since July 2015. 

 

Website | Average Episode Length Under 30 Minutes | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you’d like to listen to a mom and her autistic son…

Josh Has Autism


 

Josh Has Autism is a podcast hosted by mother and son duo Sonya King and her autistic son Josh. This is a podcast about having autism and living with somebody who has autism. With new episodes every Friday, the Josh Has Autism podcast provides perspective and insight from both an individual with autism and a parent raising a child on the spectrum.

 

Website | Average Episode Length ~ 1 Hour | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you want to hear a real couple have real conversations…

Parenting Autism


 

You need to tune into Parenting Autism. Parenting Autism is hosted by Chris and Sandy Colter, the parents of eight-year-old Bryce, who was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old. Chris and Sandy started this podcast as a way to connect with other families who have been impacted by autism and as a way to teach others about autism as well. In each episode, Chris and Sandy are sincere and transparent as they share how they deal with the day-to-day challenges that come with raising a child on the autism spectrum.  

 

Website | Average Episode Length ~ 1 Hour |  Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you want to focus on the sensory aspect of things…

All Things Sensory 


 

All Things Sensory is hosted by Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill, two certified occupational therapy assistants. With All Things Sensory, Rachel and Jessica set out to answer your questions on all things sensory, occupational therapy, parenting, self-care, nutrition, and health. Offering insight from a therapist’s perspective, they provide honest, fun ideas and strategies for parents and families to implement into their daily lives. 

 

Website | Average Episode Length ~30 Minutes | Available on Most Streaming Platforms

 

If you want to take a look at autism through a multicultural and multigenerational view…

Not Your Mama's Autism (NYMA) Podcast


 

Lola Dada-Olley, the host of Not Your Mama's Autism (NYMA) Podcast, is both the older sibling to a non-verbal autistic man and the mother of two children on the autism spectrum. Dada-Olley’s story began in Chicago in the 1980s when her brother was first diagnosed autistic. Through her podcast, Dada-Olley shares the story of her family and tackles topics such as grief, race, disability rights, autism awareness (past and present), and marriage therapy. Not Your Mama's Autism (NYMA) Podcast features interviews with autistic individuals and professionals working in the field. 


Website | Average Episode Length Under 1 Hour | Available on Most Streaming Platforms


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