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Suggested Reading

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! 

A Diary of a Mom

A mom blogging about her two daughters, one of whom has autism.

Autism Daddy

Autism Daddy is 47 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism (NOW ALSO WITH EPILEPSY, AN ADDED BONUS!!).

Autism with a side of Fries

Living the life with a son on the spectrum who proves that a side of fries makes anything better.

Autistic Mama

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.

Heartstrings and Tailspins

Local Panhandle mom sharing her special needs journey.

Hi Blog! I'm Dad.

James Guttman is the father to two children, one verbal and one non verbal. His blog aims to show that they have one difference and countless similarities.

Mrs. Mommy Writes

Local mom who provides snapshots of her daily life raising a child on the autism spectrum.

The Autism Café

Eillen Lamb shares the ups and downs of raising a severely autistic child while being on the autism spectrum herself

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.

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