John Felageller on Fatherhood, Relationships, and Autism

Sarah Broady
April 20, 2024

Episode 2

John Felageller: On Fatherhood, Relationships, and Autism

by | Feb 15, 2019

John Felageller discusses his journey as a dad with his son’s autism, how it affected their marriage, his relationship with his son, their friends, and how deeply it impacted him as a dad. So many people can hear their own story in his, and despite struggles, there is beautiful hope to hold onto.

John Felageller Interview

by Sarah Broady | On Fatherhood, Relationships, and Autism

John Felageller Interview, E2

by Sarah Broady | On Fatherhood, Relationships, and Autism

Hosts & Guests

Sarah Broady

John Felageller


Producer & Editor: Sarah Broady

Music: Benjamin Broady

Logo Design: Tammy Lanham

About John Felageller

John Felageller has spent over 15 years in education, working with children from infants to middle school, serving in a variety of roles including Teacher, Mentor Teacher and School Director. John has a passion for public speaking and adult/parent education, and has conducted several curriculum workshops at previous schools. John is also very involved in his church community, having served on fundraiser teams, as a ministry leader and, of course, Sunday School teacher. John lives in Northbrook, IL with his wife Elizabeth and his son Christopher (ASD), and is currently an elementary teacher at a charter school in Chicago, IL. He is a regular contributor to Key Ministry’s Special Needs Family blog, and is both a live presenter and on Key Ministry’s Facebook page. He coordinates a special needs dads meetup in his community and works with several other local special needs organizations that serve both parents and children.

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Meet Sarah

Sarah is a wife and mother to three sons, one of whom has autism. She is a writer, speaker, and producer and host of A Special Hope Podcast.


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This guest post is by Samuel Broady, a young man who was diagnosed with autism at 2 and plans to attend Columbia College Chicago. Samuel is applying for the Spring 2023 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference.

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