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Getting an autism diagnosis can turn your world upside down. You have to process and accept that parenting an autistic child is going to be different than what you anticipated motherhood to be.
We are the support you need to help manage your own well-being as you navigate this unique parenting journey. It is possible to live a life that isn't filled with loneliness, confusion, and constantly feeling like you are failing. Not Your Average Autism Mom SISTERHOOD is your answer.Get All The Details
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Our SISTERHOOD is not designed to be one more thing for you, but instead, we are a place where you will learn to reduce self-doubt in your parenting, lower your stress level and learn coping strategies to manage your own well-being along the way. There will be many therapies and services for your child along this journey, but this is for YOU.
Identify what is working in your parenting and change what isn't using the tools and strategies we teach. Gain wisdom and strength from other moms who have gone before you and build relationships with others who are right where you are.
We are all traveling this journey. You are not alone.
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Hi, I'm Shannon.
I know all too well the feelings of not being good enough and asking why me? I remember the day that Jordan was diagnosed with Autism, 20 years ago. The day that my life changed forever. I went through years of feeling lost and confused and having no one to turn to who really understood what it was like having an autistic child. Trying to find my way and figure it out. Wondering most days how I was going to make it through another day? I wished I had other moms who really understood the challenges I was going through day in and day out. I know what you are going through because I live it every day, just like you.
Jordan is 25 now and my parenting journey has not been easy. I made really hard decisions. I learned many things along the way, unfortunately, I learned most of them the hard way, and very often, if I'm being honest, I learned them too late. Our mission here is to make your journey easier than mine was.About Me
Not Your Average Autism Mom Sisterhood
Training & Resources
Educational training modules on everything you need to know about Special Education. A library of educational and family resources including other diagnosis' that often co-exist with autism. Everything you need ALL in ONE PLACE. Over 50+ pre-recorded coaching and training calls.
Learn new skills that will allow you to make the changes you want to see. Whatever challenge you are facing, receive an honest perspective and get help seeing what you can't see. If you are anything like me, working with a coach might just be the best thing that you never knew you needed.
Monthly Guest Experts
Every month we invite guest hosts who discuss topics that are important to our members. This gives you the opportunity to learn from different professionals in their area of expertise and provides you the space and time to ask the expert your individual questions.
Never leave a school meeting feeling more frustrated than when you got there again. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge & clarity to support collaborative communication between you and your child's educational team. We are experts in IEP and 504 plans specializing in autism.
Special Education is a chaotic place, right? So much to learn and trying to figure out what your child may or may not qualify for is exhausting. Learn what to prioritize in your child's learning and development right now. Whether your child attends public school, private school, or home school, we have the knowledge and experience to help.
They aren't following the IEP and you don't know what to do? If you ever thought that you needed an Educational Advocate to understand special education, look no further. Not only do we have training and resources on EVERYTHING you need to know about Special Education inside, but you also have access to Cheryl Moscal, our IEP Advocate/Coach to answer all of your education questions.
You don't have to go it alone, getting lost in endless hours of Google searches and still never finding the answers you are looking for. We will help guide you and you will get the answers you are looking for with fidelity. Our SISTERHOOD Community is that SAFE & PRIVATE place where you will never feel judged but instead, you will be supported and connected with other moms all traveling this journey together.
Premium Help without the Premium Cost
Don't pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to work with a coach or therapist who has no experience living with and raising a child with autism. I am a Master Certified Parent Coach and have worked with hundreds of moms just like you. I have used what I teach you to drastically improve my life and working together, you can achieve the same results.
Raising a child with autism often creates a difficult dynamic with everyone you share your life with. I will help you understand and navigate those relationships. When you utilize the coaching and resources available and put them into practice, you will find more satisfaction in your parenting and be amazed at how much better your life will be.
We are traveling this journey together and we encourage, celebrate & support each other.Click Here to Join our Sisterhood
New Approaches to Parenting
Traditional parenting approaches don’t work for our kids. The stress that living with autism can create is real and we will help guide you through the obstacles and down a path resulting in a more calm and peaceful home. It is possible.
Connect with Other Moms
This is where the magic happens. A Community of Moms all raising a child or children with autism and supporting each other along the way! No more feeling alone. We are better together & we are FAMILY even though we are worlds apart!
Navigate Each Step with Grace
Stop describing your life as hard and saying you are struggling. Your brain will find evidence of the thoughts you are thinking. Take ownership & control over your life. Learn to take care of yourself without sacrificing the needs of your family.
They're Confident You'll Love the SISTERHOOD & Here's Why...
Since joining my son has made the most progress I have ever seen! Incredible. The coaching has been so helpful and every week I take away several things that I can work on. I joined in October 2020 and so happy that I decided to be part of this Sisterhood and you will be too.
Blair Miller - Rocky Mount, NC
I have felt a huge sigh of relief in my autism journey since joining. The member features inside are incredible! I am learning and growing as a mom using the training, coaching, and all the resources inside. I am so happy that I was the very first member and I promise, you won't be disappointed!
Samantha Crocker - Hope, AR
The services provided in the Sisterhood go beyond how to handle autism. I am no longer alone. The friendships built with other moms who have walked in your shoes. Being a resource to moms who are just starting their journey. Joining the Sisterhood is the best thing I’ve done for myself since my son was diagnosed and I know it will be for you too. Join us!
Jennifer Hill-Baker - West Columbia, SC
I LOVE this SISTERHOOD and am so glad I took a chance and joined. All the training modules are so helpful and detailed. It is awesome to have a place to learn and ask all my questions. I can finally connect with other moms who understand this parenting journey because I know they have been in my shoes. When you join you will see, it is worth so much more than the cost.
Samantha Little - Hattiesburg, MS
If you are a mom of an autistic child, this Sisterhood will be an incredible source of life-changing support. Shannon has been an endless source of strength and JOY through some extremely difficult times. It is just who she is! This SISTERHOOD is going to be what you didn’t know you were missing in your life! I hope you love her & enjoy her support and friendship as much as I have.
Katy Bush - St Cloud, FL
I have known Shannon personally and professionally for many years. She is not only a Mom of a son with autism but she has been an extraordinarily strong advocate for the autism community for years. I highly recommend that if you are raising a child with autism that you join her to your support team. You will be so glad you did!
Donna Lorman - Orlando, FL
Melanie DeLuca - Casco, MI
I have never met a woman with more tenacity and "tell it like it is" than Shannon. She has been in your shoes for more than 25 years and trust me, she has made it through some difficult times. She has figured out how to make it work and has helped so many moms just like you. There is no sugar coating or coddling, she will support you, hear you and tell you what you need to hear.
More than anything, she is honest and REAL!
Jeannine Gagliano - Rochester, NY
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Frequently Asked Questions
So, you have a few questions? Let's try to answer those for you...
I'm an Autism Dad-can I still join?
Do I have to be on camera for your Q & A calls?
Does it matter where in the world I live?
As you add new trainings or courses will there be additional fees?
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Have questions? Is there anything we haven’t made clear in the FAQ’s? Email us directly at [email protected] and we are always happy to help.