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Parenting Autism

Part 2 | AJ Zeglen

In this episode of 'Two Dads in a Lab,' hosts Keith Bilous and Dai Manuel engage in a heartfelt and informative discussion with special guest AJ Zeglin, delving into the complexities and joys of parenting a child with autism.

AJ shares his experiences raising his daughter, Leighton, a non-verbal autistic child, highlighting the significance of family support, the importance of therapy and public school integration, and the challenges and necessities of advocating for resources in the educational system. The conversation also touches on the impact of autism on sibling dynamics and the future planning for autistic children.

This episode aims not only to educate on autism parenting but also to offer insights into the emotional and logistical aspects of raising a child with different needs.

  • 00:00 Kicking Off with a New Episode and Special Guest

  • 00:14 Diving Deep into Parenting and Autism

  • 01:12 The Importance of Family Support in Autism

  • 03:26 Navigating the Education System with an Autistic Child

  • 08:47 Personal Reflections and Fond Memories

  • 11:44 Balancing Attention Between Siblings

  • 15:37 Maintaining Mental and Physical Health as Parents

  • 19:34 Looking Towards the Future with Hope and Planning

  • 24:13 Wrapping Up: A Heartfelt Thank You and Future Plans

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Meet Keith Bilous, a dad of three children in a blended family. Meet Dai Manuel, a dad of two girls. These two dads have seen it all and have come together along with special guests to share their fatherly stories with you.