These posts are collections of my real life experiences and learnings all created to help you navigate the challenges, and rewards, of special needs parenting. Contact me if you want to know more!
Autism, Employment and Hope
BeanZ + Co is an inclusive coffee café in Avon, CT, employing equal numbers of individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
“Everyone expects me to drop everything.”
This week my client, Melinda, came to me with a classic example of burnout & people-pleasing, when she reported that she was burnout because, in her words, “everyone expects me to drop everything.” Melinda explained that for the last 3 weeks, she had been...
The ABCs of Living in Survival Mode
As a single mother of a teenage with Autism, OCD and GAD, I understand what living in survival mode is like. Some days/weeks/months can feel like a constant struggle to get through the never-ending challenges of parenting a child with special needs. From sleepless...
Check What’s Triggered: How to shift from reacting to responding
How to Stop Worrying: Divide & Conquer
In this clip, The Autism Mom Coach, Lisa Candera, shares a strategy that she uses and teachers her clients to stop worrying in its tracks.
SOS – What to Do During a Mommy Meltdown
Our kid is on our last nerve, we are tired, we are depleted and we lose it. So what can you do next time to make the situation better?
Autism Mommy Meltdown: What to do when you are triggered by your child’s behaviors.
A free resource I created to walk you through the process of identifying your triggers and shifting from reacting to responding to them.
Take the fear out of financial planning for your special needs child
WTNH: “Connecticut’s only inpatient juvenile autism treatment facility expanding”
WTNH interview with Lisa Candera and her son Ben about his inpatient stays at the Hospital for Special Care’s inpatient autism center.
Autism Meltdown: 3 Things to do (that actually work)
Autism Meltdown Tool #1: Slow It Down
When we are feeling triggered, it is important to know when and how to slow it down.
Drop Your Agenda
You can either fight what is happening with your autistic child, or call time out when it gets to the point of no return; let go of how things should be.
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