Your FACE Can Inspire More SPEECH


Welcome to Episode 205 of Autism Parenting Secrets.

Our guest this week is Niall MacMillan, a father of three who understands the power of non-verbal communication.

Last year, his youngest son Ellison was diagnosed with autism and Niall and his family have been on a learning journey since then.

Niall has millions of followers on TikTok and Instagram where he portrays a character that doesn’t speak and communicates through facial expressions.

And that’s been one KEY way he has developed a strong bond with his son, who is non-verbal.

The secret this week is…

Your FACE Can Inspire More SPEECH

You’ll Discover:

  • One Dad’s Perspective On The World of Autism (4:54)
  • The Birth of a Viral Social Media Sensation (12:24)
  • How To Supercharge Your Words (18:41)
  • How Timers Can Help With Transitions (21:09)
  • The Freedom Of Not Caring About What Others Think (25:11)
  • The Facial Expression That DOESN’T Work (28:40)
  • How To Work Your Way Into Your Child’s World (31:15)
  • Practical Tips for Using Facial Expression (35:40)
  • Where To See Facial Expression In Action (41:58)

About Our Guest:

Niall Macmillan is a dad of three children and one of social media’s most popular content creators, with 8.5 million followers across TikTok and Instagram. Niall has become Gen Z’s answer to Mr Bean thanks to his ‘Awkward’ social media character. Niall lives in the UK with his wife and three children and works a 9-5 job as well as creating his hilarious social media content, which has seen him work with the likes of Amazon, Sony, Universal, and the BBC.

Niall MacMillan on TikTok (@niallmacmillan)

Niall MacMillan on Instagram (@niallmacmillan)

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