If Your Child has Autism, You are in the Right Place.

We know the feelings of overwhelm, frustration, and failure and will help guide you into becoming the Mom who is equipped to handle the added responsibilities that go along with raising a child with Autism. Stop doubting your parenting abilities.


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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. Learn what to prioritize in your child's learning and development to create their level of independence into adulthood.  Are you ready?

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 and encourage you even on your worst days.  Community is the catalyst to change and we are changing the world for Autism Moms just like you!  We are showing the world what it is to be Not Your Average Autism Mom.


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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.  It is so important that you don't lose "you" while traveling your Autism journey.  You are important and you must make it a priority to remain healthy, both mentally and physically to sustain what it takes to get through each day.  The knowledge and benefits that you will gain within our NYAAM Community from not only our trainings and coaching but from the relationships you will develop with other moms inside the membership who are going through it too is priceless.  


The Not Your Average Autism Mom Membership

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 levels and remove all of the unnecessary weight you have been carrying on your shoulders. The reason you feel overwhelmed is not that your child has autism, your job, your to-do list, or your family.  It's your brain.   When you are constantly worried about what other people think of you or your child, when you say yes to things you wish you would have said no to, you know what happens?  You feel overwhelmed and exhausted. 

Inside our Membership, I work with our members on learning how their brain works and realizing they can choose to manage their minds and ultimately, just feel better and live a happier more productive life each and every day, regardless of the circumstances of the world. 

If you have ever thought you needed an Educational Advocate to understand special education, look no further.  Inside, you have access to our Master IEP Coach®/Advocate to answer all of your education questions and in addition, we have training modules on all things special education in our member portal.  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'll receive as a member:

Educational Coaching Master IEP Coach®

Weekly LIVE Training & Coaching. We are experts in IEP’s and 504 plans specializing in Autism.  Our goal is to give you the knowledge & clarity while supporting effective communication between you and your child's team. Access to your own 1:1 Educational Coach.

Trainings & Resources

Over 50+ Pre-recorded Coaching and Training Calls. 15+ Educational Training Modules (Everything You Need to Know about Special Education).  A collection of Educational & Family Resources.  Be your child's biggest Advocate and confident in every discussion at every single school meeting. 

Personal Coaching

Weekly LIVE Training & Coaching.  Whatever challenge you are facing receive an honest perspective and guidance on how to get to a better place.  Learn to develop new skills that will make your entire life better.  Working with a Life Coach might just be the best thing that you never knew you needed.   

Connect with Other Moms

This is where the magic happens!    A Community of Moms who have been where you are and have gone through exactly what you are going through. A safe place, where we share stories and tips and strategies that have worked for them in hopes that it will help you.  No more feeling alone!  We live it too.

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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 24 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.  

I am known for being open and honest, tell it like it is and I am truly more than just a coach and mentor, I will be your biggest supporter because I know if I can do it, so can you!

Read My Story

They're Confident You'll Love the Membership, Too.

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 am so happy that I was the very first member who joined the Membership and love when we open for new members to join!  I have felt a huge sigh of relief in my autism journey already since joining. The member features inside are incredible and I can't wait to learn and grow as a mom using the membership and all of the resources inside.  

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! I personally do not have this type of child but I have seen her in action and have benefited from her friendship and support for years! She has been an endless source of strength and JOY through some extremely difficult times! It is just who she is! This community she is building ... this 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 23 years and trust me she has made it through some difficult times and she has figured out how to make it work and is going to help 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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