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If you find yourself feeling confused, overwhelmed, exhausted, and alone, we get it.

We are the support you need to manage your own well-being along your unique autism parenting journey.

Getting an autism diagnosis can turn your world upside down.  You have to process and accept that parenting an autistic child is going to be different than what you anticipated motherhood to be. 

It is possible to live a life that is not filled with loneliness, confusion, and constantly feeling like you are failing.


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There will be many services & therapies for your child along this journey, but this, this is for YOU! 

Our SISTERHOOD is not designed to be one more thing for you, but instead, you will find confidence in yourself & embrace your journey.

Learn to reduce self-doubt in your parenting, lower your stress level and learn coping strategies to manage your emotions along the way. 

Identify what is working in your parenting and change what isn't using the tools and strategies we teach. 

Gain wisdom and strength from other moms who have gone before you and build relationships with others who are right where you are. 

You have found your tribe, your people, your home!

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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 26 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. Our mission here is to make your journey easier than mine was.

My Story

Not Your Average Autism Mom Sisterhood

Training & Resources

Educational training modules on everything you need to know about Special Education.  A library of educational and family resources including other diagnoses' that often co-exist with autism. 

Everything you need in ONE PLACE with access to our Educational Advocate & Coach.

Parent Coaching

Learn 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. 

If you are like me, working with a coach might be the best thing that you never knew you needed.  

Monthly Guest Experts

Each month we have Guest Hosts join us to share information about topics important to our members.  You have the opportunity to learn from different professionals in their  areas of expertise.

This allows you the space and time to ask the expert your specific individual questions.

Educational Coaching 

Never leave a school meeting feeling more frustrated than when you got there again. 

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge & clarity to support positive collaboration with your child's educational team.  We are experts in IEP and 504 plans specializing in autism.  

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Premium Help without the Premium Cost

Don't pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to work with a coach or therapist who has no experience living with and raising a child with autism.  I am a Master Certified Life and Parent Coach.

I have worked with hundreds of moms just like you.  I used what I teach you to drastically improve my life and working together, you can achieve the same results. 

Raising a child with autism often creates a difficult dynamic with everyone you share your life with.

I will help you understand and navigate those relationships better than you thought possible.

When you utilize the coaching and resources available and put them into practice, you will find more satisfaction in your parenting and be amazed at how much better your life will be.  

We are traveling this journey together and we encourage, celebrate & support each other.  

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New Approaches to Parenting

Traditional parenting styles do not work for our kids.  The added stress that living with autism in your home can create is real.

We will help guide you through the obstacles and down a path resulting in a more calm and peaceful home.  It is possible.

Connect with Other Moms

A Community of Moms all raising a child or children with autism and supporting each other along the way!  This is where the magic happens. 

No more feeling alone.  We are better together & we are FAMILY even though we are worlds apart!

Navigate Each Step with Grace

Stop describing your life as hard.  Your thoughts create your feelings, not your circumstances. Your brain will find evidence of the thoughts you are thinking. 

You will learn to make yourself a priority without sacrificing the needs of your family. 

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The #1 Podcast for Moms Raising an Autistic Child

Find us at Not Your Average Autism Mom on your favorite podcast platform, Amazon Music and Audible.

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


& 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 I can work on. 

I joined in October 2020 and am so happy that I am part of this Sisterhood and you will be too.    

Blair Miller - Rocky Mount, NC

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

The resources in the Sisterhood go beyond how to handle autism.  The friendships built with other moms who have walked in your shoes.  Being a resource to moms who are just starting their journey. 

Joining the Sisterhood is the best thing I’ve done for myself since my son was diagnosed.  

I am no longer alone.

Jennifer Hill-Baker -Columbia, SC

I LOVE this SISTERHOOD 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 all my questions.  I can finally connect with other moms who understand this parenting journey because I know they have been in my shoes.  When you join you will see, it is worth so much more than the cost.      

Samantha Little - Hattiesburg, MS

If you are a mom of an autistic child, this Sisterhood will be an incredible source of life-changing support. Shannon has been an endless source of strength and JOY through some extremely difficult times.  It is just who she is! 

This SISTERHOOD is going to be what you didn’t know you were missing in your life!  I hope you love her & enjoy her support and friendship as much as I have.

Katy Bush - St Cloud, FL

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

I highly recommend that if you are raising a child with autism, you add NYAAM to your support team.

You will be so glad you did!

Donna Lorman, Autism Society of Greater Orlando - Orlando, FL

Being part of this membership has given me so much support and information from other moms that have been in my shoes before. 
I don't feel so alone anymore. The other members truly care about and understand each other.

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 25 years and trust me, she has made it through some difficult times.

She has figured out how to make it work and has helped so many moms just like you. There is no sugar coating or coddling, she will support you, 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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