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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If being mom isn't what your expected parenting to be, we understand.
Our membership 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. You will 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 will need along your unique parenting journey is ALL in ONE place inside our membership. There is no other place that offers you what we do inside.
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.
You will have access to training, resources, and coaching to help reduce your overwhelm and stress and 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 where they are right now.
They aren't following the IEP and you don't know what to do? If you have ever thought that you needed an Educational Advocate to understand special education, look no further. Inside, not only do we have training and resources on EVERYTHING you need to know about special education, but you also have access to our IEP Advocate/Coach, Cheryl Moscal to answer all of your education questions every single week in coaching and training sessions.
There is no other place that can offer you what we do for our low monthly membership fee.
Here's an overview of what you get as a member:
Never leave a school meeting more frustrated than when you got there again! We are experts in IEP's and 504 plans specializing in autism. Ongoing training & coaching. Our goal is to give you the knowledge & clarity and support effective communication between you and your child's team.
Training & 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.
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 Experts
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.
Premium Help without the Premium Cost
You don’t have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to work with a parenting coach or a therapist who has no experience living with and raising a child with Autism. I have that experience and I have used what I teach you to drastically improve my life and working together, you will get the same results. Raising a child with autism often creates a difficult dynamic with everyone you share your life with and I will help you understand and navigate those relationships better than you ever have. It is so important that you don't lose "you" while traveling your unique parenting journey.
When you utilize the coaching and resources available and put them into practice, you will find more satisfaction in your parenting and your relationship with your child and be amazed at how much better your life will be.
P.S.- We host a monthly member zoom HAPPY HOUR every month where we connect and build relationships with each other. We are all traveling this journey together and here to encourage, celebrate & support each other.
Scroll down to see a few MEMBER testimonials
Being a Member will Change Your Life
Being a mom to a child with autism doesn't mean that you are isolated and have no one to turn to. We won't judge you; we are here to support you, even on your worst days. We will help you navigate your challenges and implement necessary changes with confidence to find clarity in your parenting utilizing our resources.
Our private Sisterhood Community is where the magic happens. Creating relationships with other moms who truly understand what it is like raising a child with autism. Sharing our success stories, tips, and strategies along the way. This is your place!
No more feeling alone. We are just like you.
Here is what they say about the Membership:
- I love the membership because every week, I am learning what is possible
- Everything from the coaching resonates with me in some way and I always find ways to utilize what you are teaching in my own daily life
- I love how I can search by a word in the member portal and find all the things on that topic from resources to coaching calls or training videos
- I love that it is PRIVATE. I am a very private person and this SISTERHOOD is the only place I share myself authentically. I share the truth about our family and our individual situation living with autism and I don't do that anywhere else
- Everything that I do is focused on my child. I love that this membership is more for me and helping me understand myself better and how I respond to situations
- The relationships I am building with other moms who get it and our monthly Happy Hours where we connect, that is just one thing I love.
- I love that I can be as involved or un-involved as I choose each week but everything is uploaded into the portal and available when I need it.
- I love the educational training and resources available. I was so lost in all of the educational things until I joined and now I can get any question answered, knowing it is answered with fidelity
- I love that when I watch others get coached I don't feel so alone. I am getting there, but I still feel too vulnerable to get coached but I know I will. I've come so far already in just 8 months of being a member
- I love that there are no men and it is a safe place for us moms
- I love that I never feel behind and it isn't overly time-consuming but I know that you are always there when I need you
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
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 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
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
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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 I was going through. Trying to understand and figure it out and most days wondering how I was even going to make it through another day? I know how overwhelmed you are. I understand because I live it just like you do, every single day.
Jordan is 25 now and our Autism 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, not soon enough. I invested a lot of time and money through the years to learn everything I know now, and I am here to share it with you. I have taken what I learned and am putting all of it and more into this Community so that your journey is easier than ours was.
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?
How Confidential are the Coaching Calls?
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.