Show Notes


This conversation with Jamiel Owens was originally released on August 27, 2020. We are re-releasing it today to highlight one of Jamiel’s recent projects: Ausomecutz, an initiative in which Jamiel and another father have teamed up to provide free haircuts to children and adults on the autism spectrum. 

The inaugural event will take place on Friday, January 27, 2023 at We Rock the Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. The event will provide at least 10 haircuts and will also allow children to play at the indoor, sensory-based playground.

For additional information, please visit the IG account @ausomecutz.


Discover what’s possible when love transforms grief into acceptance. 

Jamiel Owens is the host and creator of The Ausome Show, a co-host of The Ben & Jay Show, and an all-around public server. As the father of a 12-year-old boy with autism, Jamiel encourages other fathers to open up about their feelings regarding their children’s diagnoses. 

In today’s conversation, discuss:

  • What it was like for Jamiel to learn about his son’s autism

  • How he’s evolved as a father

  • What Jamiel's son has taught him about life

  • The challenges of raising an autistic child in the Black community

  • Possible solutions that could help improve communication between law enforcement and families impacted by disabilities

For more information about Jamiel Owens and his work, please visit his Instagram accounts @theausomeshow and @benandjshow


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