We Support Moms Raising Autistic Children on a Parenting Journey They Never Expected.

The guidance and support you need to navigate the unique challenges of parenting children on the spectrum.
  • We understand the emotional rollercoaster that an autism diagnosis can bring‚ÄĒit can feel like your entire world has been turned upside down.¬†
  • If¬†you feel uncertain, lost, or alone, I want you to know this is a path many brave parents walk and you can too!
  • We¬†help¬†you build confidence,¬†reduce stress, and¬†embrace happiness on a¬†parenting path you didn't plan.

If you’re battling feelings of overwhelm and frustration, that’s normal.  With the right support, it is possible to live your life not consumed by loneliness, confusion, and always feeling like you are failing.  

When you are Not Your Average Autism Mom, everything is better!



Finding Strength & Resilience;

 A Mom's Guide to Autism Parenting. 

Tuesday, July 23 at 9:00 PM (EST)

Presented by Shannon Urquiola


Hi, I'm Shannon.

I've felt the pain of not being good enough and asking "Why me?"  I learned many lessons the hard way so you don't have to.

I went through years feeling lost and confused, trying to find my way and wondering most days how I would make it through another day.  

With over 25 years of autism parenting experience, I help moms like us improve their lives every day and I can help you too. 

Read My Story

Not Your Average Autism Mom Membership

We help moms raising autistic children navigate an unexpected parenting journey, so they gain confidence, reduce stress, embrace their life with less overwhelm, and stop wishing, hoping, and dreaming for a different life.

Experience the understanding and connection you need.  Gain access to exclusive training, resources, emotional support, and so much more, all designed with you in mind.


Being Not Your Average Autism Mom is special and here's why... 

Blair Miller - Rocky Mount, NC

Since I became a member, 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 I can work on. 

I became a member in October 2020 and continue to be so proud to be Not Your Average Autism Mom and you will be too! 

Jennifer Hill Baker -  Columbia, SC

The resources as a member go beyond how to handle autism.  The friendships with other moms who have walked in your shoes.  Being a resource to moms who are just beginning their journey. 

Becoming Not Your Average Autism Mom is the best thing I've done since my son was diagnosed.

I am no longer alone.

Angela Taylor -  Lawrenceville, GA

Since becoming a member in February 2023 I don't feel alone anymore. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging.  When I'm having a tough day, I log into the VILLAGE and read about the awesome accomplishments of other members.  I stay more in the background but I am constantly learning something.  

My journey may look different from others, but we are all looking for our village, this is mine!  

 Melanie DeLuca - Casco, MI

Being part of this membership has given me so much support and information from other moms who have been in my shoes.

I don't feel so alone anymore.

The other members truly care about and understand each other.  

Samantha Crocker - Hope, AR

I have felt a huge sigh of relief in my autism parenting journey since joining.  The member features are incredible!

I am so proud that I was the first member to become Not Your Average Autism Mom in 2020.

I continue to learn and grow using the training, coaching, and all the resources available to us.

I promise you won't be disappointed!


Pamela Levine - Bristow, VA

Being a member has been life-changing for me. I have a place where I get support from amazing moms who just "get it". 

I get guidance and direction on all things education, real coaching, and the member portal has answers to any questions or problems that arise.  

I am so thankful to BE Not Your Average Autism Mom! 


Samantha Little - Hattiesburg, MS

I LOVE our VILLAGE 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 my questions.

I am finally connected with other moms who understand this parenting journey because they have been in my shoes.  

When you join, you will see, it is worth so much more than the membership fee. 

Donna Lorman - Orlando, FL

I have known Shannon personally and professionally for many years.  She is not only the mom of a son on the autism spectrum, she has been an extraordinarily strong advocate for the autism community for years.

I highly recommend that if you are raising a child on the spectrum, you add NYAAM to your support team. 

You will be so glad you did.  


The #1 Podcast for Moms Raising an Autistic Child

Find us at Not Your Average Autism Mom on your favorite podcast platform, Amazon Music/Audible, or iHeart Radio.

New episodes EVERY Thursday.  We talk about topics that directly impact your life along this unique autism parenting journey we are on.

If there‚Äôs anything that you‚Äôre not certain about, concerns, or questions, email¬†us at [email protected]¬†and we will be happy to help.¬†