If you are a MOM raising a child with autism you are in the right place!  

Getting an autism diagnosis turns your world upside down.  You have to process and accept that parenting a child diagnosed with autism is going to be different than what you anticipated motherhood to be. 

We are the support you want as you navigate this unique parenting journey. It is possible to live a life that isn't filled with confusion and overwhelm and constantly feeling like you are failing. We provide hope.

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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. My mission is to make your journey easier than mine was.

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If being mom isn't what you expected parenting to be, we understand.

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 remove all of the unnecessary weight you have been carrying on your shoulders. Learn to identify what is working in your parenting and change what isn't with the tools, training, coaching, and strategies we teach.  Everything you need along your unique parenting journey ALL in ONE place. 

No other place that offers you what we do inside.

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The Not Your Average Autism Mom Membership

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 PRIVATE 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.

Our member portal has an extensive library of training and resources available for you and our coaching will help you reduce your overwhelm and stress. You will gain the knowledge, skill-set, and confidence to embrace your unique autism parenting journey.  

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, but you also have access to Cheryl Moscal, our IEP Advocate/Coach to answer all of your education questions. 

For only $11 a week or less, no other place can offer you what we do inside.

Here is an overview of what you get as a member:

Educational Coaching 

Never leave a school meeting more frustrated than when you got there again.  We are experts in IEP and 504 plans specializing in autism.  Ongoing training & coaching.  Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge & clarity to support collaborative communication between you and your child's team.

Trainings & Resources

Educational training modules on everything you need to know about Special Education.  A library of Educational & Family Resources.  Trainings in all areas along your journey, from getting the diagnosis through transition to adulthood. Over 50+ pre-recorded coaching and training calls.

Parent Coaching

Learn to develop 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.  Working with a Life Coach might just be the best thing that you never knew you needed. 

Monthly Guest Expert

You will have the opportunity to learn from different professionals in their specific areas of expertise as it relates to autism.  Each month, we have an invited guest expert host for a LIVE training. This provides you the space and time to ask the expert your individual questions specific to your child. 

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5 Ways to Understand and get Through an Autism Meltdown

There is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. 

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Proven strategies designed with you in mind that will make getting through a Meltdown easier each and every time.

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 am very happy that I decided to be part of this membership and you will be too.  

Blair Miller - Rocky Mount, NC

I have known Shannon personally and professionally for many years.  She is not only a Mom of a son with autism, but also has been an extraordinarily strong advocate for the autism community overall.  I highly recommend that if you are raising a child with autism that you add Shannon & her team at Not Your Average Autism Mom to your support team.  You will be so glad you did!

Donna Lorman - Orlando, FL

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

I absolutely LOVE this Membership and am so glad I joined!  All the training modules are so helpful and detailed and it is awesome to have a place to learn and ask all of my questions.  I can finally connect with other moms who understand this journey because I know they have been in my shoes!  

Samantha Little - Hattiesburg, MS

Being part of this membership has given me so much support and information from other moms that have been in my shoes before.  The other members truly care about and understand each other.

Melanie DeLuca - Casco, MI

If you are a mom of a child with autism Shannon will be an incredible source of life changing support! She has been an endless source of strength and JOY through some extremely difficult times! It is just who she is! This membership is going to be what you did not know you were missing in your life!!! I hope you love her and enjoy her friendship and support as much as I have!

Katy Bush - St Cloud, FL

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 24 years and trust me she has made it through some difficult times and she has figured out how to make it work and is helping so many Moms just like you. There is no sugar coating or coddling, she will support you, really 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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