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strategic coaching
Getting the Resources You Need

A customized plan for you with exact steps of how to achieve what you want for your child.  Then together, we work the to-do’s and in a short time you get real relief and progress.  
No more waiting on appointments, hoping for diagnosis, putting the ball in someone else's court.  Using resources, ones you don't even know you have, we create a path that’ll make the dreams you have for your child come true. 


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Autism is a long and winding road. We can shorten the road, straighten the curves, and map out your top desires for your child so you get results sooner rather than later.  We are strengths-centric, building around your child's gifts, so change is facilitated with ease.  And we only use proven best practices from speech, OT, ABA, and special education disciplines. 


With the unique experience of raising triplets (two typicals and one autistic), Deirdre has witnessed child development side-by-side and has a comparative knowledgebase 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.


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 strategize targeting top ways to help your child progress.  Don't be surprised if I find you free resources! 

It's my gift. 

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


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


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


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



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


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



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.

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