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!
I can’t stand when people learn of my son’s Autism diagnosis ask me if I’ve read the essay, “Welcome to Holland.” In case you have not read it, it is about planning a beautiful trip to Italy and being unexpectedly re-routed to Holland. It uses the metaphor...
BeanZ + Co is an inclusive coffee café in Avon, CT, employing equal numbers of individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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...
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...
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.
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?
A free resource I created to walk you through the process of identifying your triggers and shifting from reacting to responding to them.
WTNH interview with Lisa Candera and her son Ben about his inpatient stays at the Hospital for Special Care’s inpatient autism center.
When we are feeling triggered, it is important to know when and how to slow it down.