I’m a mom, writer, and coach who embraces an empathetic approach to understanding autism.
Create a more empathic understanding of autism
Connecting compassion for and knowledge of autism to service-based entities, while also elevating joy for the individuals who care for someone on the autism spectrum.
I have been on a path to creating a more empathic approach to understanding autism since 2016 when I first learned about my son’s diagnosis. After years of crying and being afraid of what others think, the cries and the fear faded when I discovered the love I have for my children outweighed those negative reactions from others. This is what shifted me away from sheltering my son from the world, protecting his every step and beautiful idiosyncrasy, to living and thriving regardless of the no-trespass signs put up in our lives.
So, I turned to books about autism and parenting groups. I attended counseling sessions with my son, hoping to grasp just one more gem about understanding my son’s world. I pulled out my meditation beads and chose prayer and meditation rather than my evening glass of wine. I learned to ignore the looks and the stares. I learned to find the joy-filled moments with my son, which ultimately transformed my entire parenting journey. Today, I am here to help you live the life you are desperately seeking. I am here to help your neurotypical child, like my own daughter, to be their own self, yet also deeply connect with their sibling who is on the autism spectrum. I’m here to rid your old, worn-out beliefs of autism spectrum disorder so that you can be the very best version of yourself.
“I learned to find the joy-filled moments with my son, which ultimately transformed my entire parenting journey. I am here to help you live the life you are seeking.”
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Autism is a complex ability*, typically emerging during childhood years. Autism has a spectrum of traits, which makes each individual’s communication, thinking, and perception of the world unique. As with all abilities it is paramount to be on the journey with the person, rather than to assume the person’s needs and desires. * changing the language in how we talk about autism is our first step to creating a more empathic understanding.