Jenn Jordan has always loved talking about her life with her son Jakob, who has autism. Here, she shares all the feels that come along with sharing space with someone who is different. It’s the journey they’ve taken together, finding ways to connect, love and laugh through all the challenges. At its core, this podcast isn’t just about parenting autism, it’s at the heart of the human experience that we all share.

Listen to the At Home with Autism Podcast on the Q102 mobile app, here on or wherever you get your podcasts.

Latest Episodes

Episode 56…Aging out and what’s so funny

Jakob talks about graduating from school and what that means to him. And then I try to figure out what he’s laughing so hard about. This is one of the tough parts of dealing with unreliable speech…the disconnect when he can’t fully communicate what’s going on his brain and I have no clue and none of my questions get me any closer.

Episode 54…Clarifying, Track and Pigabilities

Working hard on getting him to use more precise language. And what’s amusing here is what I spent a lot of time convincing him he was wrong about…well, he was right. And how we plan on handling next year when the Special Olympics Regional Track Meet and Pigabilities are on the same day…

Episode 53…Prom, Lambs, and Track

It’s the day after prom and he has a few things to say about that. Plus we have new baby lambs on the farm and we’re very excited about track practice!

Episode 50…Impossible Questions

Jakob is wanting to know when he’s going to get snot again. Impossible questions are a regular thing at our house. This is my best attempt to calm his fear and worry.

Episode 49…Lots of I Don’t Knows and a Huge Crush

When Jakob is having a challenging day, it’s extra hard for him to answer questions. So on those days, even though I know that he has an answer for my questions, all his mouth can muster is “I don’t know”. But we get through it. And he sure brightens up when we talk about his big crush…

Episode 48…Close to Caroling! (with Jakob)

We record these podcasts when Jakob says we do. He’ll just out of nowhere say “podcast room” and I know he has something to say. I think he had to work through some impulse before he got to what he really wanted to talk about. That happens. A lot. One of the moms from his hip hop group said they probably won’t make it to caroling and he talked about it for a week. A lot. He starts the conversation with that and then we move on. I’m always fascinated by what he latches onto and often impossible to predict.

Jenn chats with author Liane Holliday

Liane Holliday, author of “Pretending to Be Normal,” will be at the GE Aviation Learning Center on March 10 from 6-9:30pm to talk about her book and what it’s like...

VIDEO: Meet Sam the Dancing Barista!

I wanted to share this beautiful story with all of you. Sam has autism and is a barista in Toronto. Thanks Ellen for sharing with the world! (-Jenn) If you...

Reel Abilities Film Festival

There’s something really cool coming to town and I’m very excited to be a part of it.  It’s the Cincinnati Reel Abilities Film Festival March 9-16, the largest national film festival...

"Mom Talks"...January 22, 2013

So excited for the new Q102 website and the new blog!  And so excted to start writing about Jakob again… He’s dong so great, I couldn’t be any prouder.  He’s...


It’s been 16 years since we received my son Jacob’s autism diagnoses. I didn’t know where to go, who to turn to, I certainly didn’t know what kind of therapies and interventions I should try.

Now thanks to the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, there is a local live helpline that you can call right here, right now, called the Cincinnati Autism Connection. They will connect you with a family who is living with autism. They’re going to help you figure out which treatments are best for you and your family, so please take full advantage of it. Call 513-561-2300 or learn more at Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.