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My Acceptance Speech & Karaoke for Winning Parents Mag Best on FB Award… :-)

Hey guys,

So earlier in the month on my Autism Daddy Facebook Page I
was pestering all my followers to vote for me in the Parents Magazine Social
Media Awards.  I was up for “Best on

And if you didn’t hear already they announced the winners on the site today and I won!
So consider the following my acceptance speech…

I’d like to thank the Academy for this prestigious honor…
The vote was extremely close with another Facebook page
“Baby Sideburns”.  That page is written
by a mom of typical toddlers and her site is HILARIOUS.  And her site has over 150,000 followers while
mine has less than 43,000. 
So the fact that I won is a testament to the power of all of
you… the power of autism parents…  hear
us roar!
I especially want to thank my wifey for making all this
possible and for putting up with this blogging & Facebooking
foolishness.  Hopefully one day my Autism
Daddy alter ego will pay the bills (when I get a million dollar book deal or
Bradley Cooper plays me in the movie version), but until then it’s foolishness…
and she puts up with it… 🙂 
And I have to thank my son, the king, for making this all
possible.  He is the light of my life and
I enjoy sharing his ups & downs with you all.  If it wasn’t for him none of this would be
possible…And if it wasn’t for his autism I wouldn’t be blogging &
Facebooking and getting this prestigious honor…

And I wish I wasn’t getting this prestigious honor…  As y’all know I’d trade in his
autism/epilepsy dual diagnoses in a heartbeat if I could and you can give the
award to “Baby Sideburns”.

But since I can’t trade it in I’ll accept this award with
pride for all the Autism Parents out there…and I’ll continue to do what I do
best…tell you all about our lives…with no filter…no sugar coating…no sunshine
& rainbows…just tell you all about the good, the bad, and the pee…  I feel like that’s what you all have come to
expect from the Autism Daddy Experience… 🙂
So many are asking… 
What did you win?
So here’s what I won… I won the right to use this badge…

And to claim the title of 2014 Parents Magazine Champion of
the Best Parenting Site on Facebook!!

And I will have a small feature in the May 2014 issue of Parents
That’s about it…
But I am honored to win this award and am honored to be one
of the only special needs pages represented. 
Now the vote between me & “Baby Sideburns” was so close,
that I have to give a special shoutout to a few of my Autism Mom compadres who
I’m positive helped push me over the top. 
Huge props go out to the moms behind the Facebook pages Autism Hippie & Autism With a Side of Fries for helping to rock the
vote.  I think they wanted this win more
for me more than I did…  Anyway HUGE
thanks to them!  Go like their Facebook
pages.  They are both awesome!
And Autism Hippie called me out on her page and said that if
I won I had to sing karaoke for you.  So
while the band starts playing music under the end of my acceptance speech,
here’s two just godawful karaoke songs from yours truly…… (I never claimed to be a good singer)
Here’s the first verse of Guns n Roses “Patience”

And here’s the first verse of Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or

Oh wait, before they play me off the stage I also want to
thank my agent, my make up artist, my singing 
coach (oh wait he’s fired), my stylist, (I’m wearing Old Navy jeans
& a Kirkland shirt), my mom and dad, the Hollywood Foreign Press, oops
wrong award show… I’m nervous… I never spoke in front of this many people befo… Oh
well they turned off the microphone…
Autism Hippie & the French Fry Lady let’s go to the
after-parties and get HAMMERED!  I heard
Elton John always has the best after-party, right?


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I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).

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31 People Replies to “My Acceptance Speech & Karaoke for Winning Parents Mag Best on FB Award… :-)”

  1. Wow great award, but I am sure a free year of ABA, speech or music therapy would be even better, plus..hello..the king should have gotten a free year of popcorn!!

  2. Anonymous

    Congratulation on your award to you and your family! I like your blog and it really resonates with me. I am a mom of a 12 year old boy with autism, and other challenges.

  3. Anonymous

    Congratulations on the award. Awesome singing so worth voting everyday for you x x

  4. Tammy

    Always awesome as usual!!! Love the Karaoke!! Voted daily so glad you won!!!

  5. Brilliant – lmao , Thanks and congrats

  6. andy

    Congrats brilliant post all the way from bonnie Scotland.

  7. Congratulations! I think Bradley Cooper would be honored to play you!

  8. Abbie Junge

    Congrats! So glad ya won! Inspired to read your all in style!

  9. Anonymous

    Thank God you are not relying on your voice to support the King and Wifey!lol

  10. I'm in a sleepy, bleary, sick sort of way today (sore throat, etc,) but inside I am jumping for joy. Great singing, keep blogging. I am going back to bed.

  11. Woot – go Autism Daddy! Perfect songs you chose! Thank you for being honest and sharing all the craziness.

  12. Awesome! Congrats! You really deserve it! Love reading your post! 🙂

  13. OMG @ singing ! Now that has put a smile on my face first thing in the morning. Hahaha !

    Congrats on the win – you deserve it. Keep doing what you are doing. You inspire lots of us with all your posts (and I daresay, keep a few of us sane along the way too).

  14. Jennjo

    As a single mom to my asd'er you always make me laugh smile and cry. I also love both Autism Hippie and Autism With A Side Of Fries because if you! You earned this and thank you forthe song's they made my week!

  15. Anonymous

    Yay!!! Congratulations! Oh, and sorry…but you write and father better than you sing! lol Looking forward to 2nd part tho!

  16. Congratulations! 🙂 An award well deserved and earned. Thanks for representing all us special needs and Autism families. Most of all though, thanks for always just being you. That's what makes your page and blog great. You're real and share it like it is. 🙂

  17. Sue

    Go Daddy, Go!!!!! You are too cool 🙂

  18. So awesome you won!!! Love reading your posts as well as Autism Hippie and Autism with a side of fries, y'all crack me up on days I'd rather pull my hair out! With 2 boys and myself on the spectrum I know the ups, downs and the down right dirty where you wanna say a cuss word on a Tuesday and throw a Jimmy crack corn in there but our kids do something out of the blue that turns it all around for the better. Congratulations AD you deserve it ツ

  19. Always knew you could and would!

  20. First round is on me Blogfather! And a side of fries. 🙂

    1. It better not be a round of FRENCH FRIES!! LOL

      The 2nd round will be on me …because I'm hammered after the 2nd round!!

  21. Sam

    That was awful. Just…awful! I mean that with nothing but love, from the bottom of my heart. Terrible. Congrats! 🙂

  22. Cindy Schaeffer

    Lmao Great Job! That was so worth all the votes!!!
    Cindy Birch Schaeffer from ,fb

  23. Tracey S.

    The karaoke makes the countless times I voted worth it!

  24. i <3 autism hippies facebook page. I am not an autism mommy but i sure love reading the stuff you all go through and admire you guys for allowing us to follow your lives.

    1. Anonymous

      I love you too Autism Hippie!!

    2. If you're interested in a REAL experience, I am happy to accommodate! He's asking for dinner. How quickly can you get here? 🙂