If Being Mom to a Child with Autism isn't what you Expected Parenting to be... we understand.
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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Stop the Struggle
Getting an autism diagnosis turns your world upside down and you have to process and accept the fact that parenting a child with autism IS different. What I want you to know is that you can be genuinely happy and live a life that isn't filled with yelling and screaming and constantly feeling like you are failing.
You will learn how to identify what is working and change what isn't working with the tools, training, coaching, and strategies that we teach you inside our Membership. There is no other place that offers you what we do inside.
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 coach our members on how your brain works and that you get to choose how to think and feel on purpose. What? Who knew this was even a thing! Well, it is and the result is that you will feel better and live a happier more satisfying life each and every day, despite your child's autism diagnosis or the circumstances of the world.
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. They aren't following the IEP and you don't know what to do? If you have ever thought 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 Cheryl Moscal our IEP Advocate/Coach to answer all of your education questions every single week in live coaching and training sessions.
For only $46 a month, you have access to everything inside our member portal plus all of our live coaching where you get 1:1 attention. There is no registration fee, no contract, and just $46 a month.
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:
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. Never leave a school meeting more frustrated than when you got there again!
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. Trainings in all areas along your journey, from getting the diagnosis through transition to adulthood.
Weekly LIVE Training & Coaching. Whatever challenge you are facing receive an honest perspective and get help seeing what you can't see. Learn to develop new skills that will allow you to make the changes you want to see. Working with a Life Coach might just be the best thing that you never knew you needed.
Monthly Guest Expert
Have the opportunity to learn from different professionals in their specific areas of expertise as it relates to autism in our LIVE sessions. Each month, we schedule a guest expert into our membership for a presentation where you will have space and time to ask the expert your questions.
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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. 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. It is so important that you don't lose "you" while traveling your Autism journey. 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. 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 coaching program inside of our membership gives you the tools that you need to create a life that you have probably only dreamed about on your most difficult days. When you utilize the coaching and resources available and put them into practice, you will find more satisfaction in your parenting than ever before and be amazed at how much better your life will be.
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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!
Being a Member will Change Your Life
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. No matter where you are in your journey we have the tools and resources inside.
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 with ease and implement necessary changes with confidence and find clarity in your parenting using the resources inside. Plus we have a private Sisterhood Community and this is where the magic happens! Creating relationships with other moms who truly understand what it is like raising a child with autism. Sharing their stories and tips and strategies that have worked for them. No more feeling alone. We live it every day, just like you.
Here is what they say about the Membership:
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
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
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 in the community?
If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything we haven’t made clear in the FAQ’s; any concerns or questions then please contact us here and we’ll be happy to help you out.