Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when everyone has a place they belong. 

David Bodanis is a father to three young men, two of which are on the autism spectrum. David and his wife Irene are the founders of Jake’s House, a charitable organization based in Canada whose mission is to support individuals on the spectrum throughout their lifespans. They offer four core initiatives: annual holiday parties, the Legends Mentoring Program, employment mentoring, and inclusive housing solutions. 

In this conversation, David talks about the dynamic between his three sons growing up, how the understanding of autism in Canada has changed over the last 20 years, and why he and his wife decided to start Jake’s House. 

David also describes a recent, exciting project at Jake’s House in which they formed the band ASD, comprised of young musicians with autism. 

For more information about Jake’s House, please visit


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