our mission
To Make Autism Easier

helpING PARENTS & IMPROVING OUTCOMES

We help families organize resources, home practices, and supports.  

Every action we take focuses on improving your child's progress.

 As loved ones of children with special needs, we know the tough road.  The medical, educational, and community agencies cannot keep up and every conversation is complicated and confusing.  To effectively help your child over their lifespan, you must be organized.  It is critical whether you're newly diagnosed, entering the school system, in young adult transition, or an adult.

 

For Every Minute Spent In Organizing,

One Hour is Earned.

Ben Franklin

 

This is a very powerful insight especially considering time wasted waiting on appointments and services.  We can shorten the road, straighten the winding curves, and map out your top desires for your child so you see and feel the progress.  Imagine every day feeling accomplished that you've done your best.

 

 

It is important your child has the ability to communicate their needs to avoid behaviors, so besides our ABC Letter Book (See-Sign-Say), we coach you on how to easily transform teachable moments to inspire communication.  We also help you improve your child's supports through writing better IEPs, tracking progress, finding low and no-cost resources, and helping you add simple home strategies to make a big difference.  It is all research-based, best fit, and designed by educational professionals, BCBAs, Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), and transition specialists.  

Don't rely on endless appointments and assessments,

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With the unique experience of raising triplets (one with special needs), Deirdre knows overwhelm.  Seeing atypical and typical development side-by-side, she has comparative learning to bring forth the most effective strategies to teach children.  She has gone through the process from early intervention to young adult in transition - immersed, entrenched, and persistent in the process.  She has successfully navigated the systems to get a wealth of services and resources not only for her son, but also for many other families.  

Set up a free consult and see what she can do for you too.

autism made easier

Seriously, we are on a mission to make autism easier! 

The path to progress is not a straight line and without a guide, your road will be filled with hills, valleys, and curvy turns.  Having walked the steps of special needs, we can help make everyone's journey better and more effective; dare I say even fun.

 

Here are three great starting points.

Click here for a 30 minute free consultation.  We'll talk, find out your top needs, and talk strategy targeting top ways to help your child progress.  Don't be surprised if I find you free resources!  It's my gift. When done, you will have  a customized clear plan.

Are you feeling broken hearted?  Are you new to special needs, or has your family just gotten a diagnosis?  This link can be an instant change in mindset.  Once you stop thinking "loss," you can quickly pivot to geting the resources you need.

All I can say is VISUALS!

Here are 25 top ways to incorporate them into your home and your child's learning environment.  These are easy peasy strategies that amp up learning because pictures are words to kids with special needs.

success stories

Sam and Stevie's Mom

ABC LETTER BOOK

I loved the letter book for my twin boys.  Over the years, I have bought them for friends because they are so helpful for learning and language.  Thank you!

Caroline's Mom

PRE-K GAP PLAN

Deirdre wrote a gap plan for my daughter to promote her successful transition to kindergarten and a new school.  She introduced me to new resources, provided materials for organization, and shared ideas.  Deirdre has a rare combination of professional and personal experience.  I am grateful for her help and support.

Lilli's Mom

OVERWHELM

Deirdre has helped our family go from burnout to a peaceful place.  Together we created simple processes and strategies that worked for everyone and now  my home is calm... beautifully calm.  

Cassie's Mom

LISS SUPPORT

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I followed your advise to ask LISS to cover cooking classes and an iPad.  I never would have thought to ask for the iPad!  She got it today.

Noah's Mom

FIRST DIAGNOSIS

Deirdre helped me sort through a very confusing time when my son was first diagnosed.  She asked questions to understand what I thought was best for my child and family then gave me a simple plan of best next steps.  She has a way of reminding you to stay present and focus.  

Daniel's Mom

LISS SUPPORT

 

Deirdre helped our family apply for LISS funding, answered our questions, and gave us referrals to use for services when we were picked for lottery.  She helped out so much.  Thank you!

Kiera's Mom

60 Hours Driving Lessons

Deirdre was amazing to help my daughter get behind-the-wheel hours to gain her driver's licence.  She has given my daughter and our family much needed independence.