Emerald Coast Exceptional Families provides information on disability-related services in Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Okaloosa Counties as we become aware of them. Information on this page should not be viewed as an endorsement, nor is it comprehensive. If we are missing a resource, please let us know!
Kaylene is an Autistic mother herself! Her autism was diagnosed after her second child was diagnosed with autism around his 3rd birthday! Through her blog, she tells her story and her journey through the world of Autism!
Bacon and Juice Boxes
Mr. Bacon (Jerry Turning, Jr.) is the creator of this page and wonderful community. A self-described, introvert he regularly shares his thoughts and feelings through his writing. He is a Police Captain in a local municipality. He has spoken in many venues, to groups large and small, regarding “Our Life with Autism” as well as about “Bridging the Gap” between the Police and individuals with Autism and other special needs.
Finding Coopers Voice
Kate, a mother of two wonderful boys, one of whom is Cooper, a boy diagnosed with severe non-verbal Autism, pens down his journey through her blog. For her, blogging became a means to communicate with other parents who were on the same journey as her.
The Autism Dad
My name is Rob Gorski, and I’d like to welcome you to The Autism Dad blog (formerly Lost and Tired). I’m a full-time single Dad to three amazing kids. Gavin is 20, Elliott is 14, and Emmett is 12 years old. My kids live with me fulltime and while that’s truly a blessing, it’s also very challenging raising 3 autistic boys alone. In some ways, we are like every other family in the world, and in many different ways, we are not.