I'm Adrianne!

Creator, Autistic Mother,

Free Spirit & Chief Dreamer 

 

I know what it feels like to want to be a responsive and less reactive parent. A few years ago, I was in the same place.

 

Just like you, I wanted to feel competent.

I had a strong desire to feel competent in my ND parenting journey. For the past ten years, I have immersed myself in learning and personal growth, determined to transform my approach and create a more loving and supportive environment for my family.

My Story...

Through my transformative journey, I discovered the power of conscious parenting and its profound impact on fostering connection and understanding with our children. Who would have thought that the simple shift towards understanding my nervous system, past experiences and getting co-regulation for myself would lead to such a positive transformation in our family dynamics?

 

 

Today,

I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey of becoming a responsive and empowered parent, sharing my experiences and offering rich support. Together, we'll navigate this path and embrace a realistic perspective. My approach is grounded in providing genuine support, helping you heal, adjusting expectations, and gaining a deeper understanding of neurodivergent development: no unicorns and rainbows, just practical guidance and meaningful growth.

 

Who would have thought...

Together, we can create safe and nurturing spaces for ourselves and our children. By working through challenges, building connections, and fostering a supportive family environment, we can unlock the full potential of our parenting experience and our children's growth and development. Let's embark on this transformative journey together and see what amazing things we can achieve. Join me in unlocking this incredible potential!

 

 

Let's Work Together

I strive to promote acceptance, encourage healthy communication, foster fulfilling connections, and enhance regulation and overall functioning as my top priorities.

I provide individualized support and practical tools to help families create an environment where autistic individuals can thrive. My combined professional expertise, personal journey, and firsthand experience with the medical and mental health care system uniquely position me to inspire change and empower others. 

With a diverse background,

I bring a wealth of experience to my work.

 

Hello, I'm Adrianne! I was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 34, and since then, I've embarked on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. Drawing from my personal experiences and over 15 years of experience in healthcare and private practice, I am dedicated to empowering autistic individuals and their families.

Through my experiences with anxiety, masking, and depression, I've gained valuable insights that have shaped my unique perspective on life. I believe in a grounded and authentic approach focused on fostering improved relationships, promoting understanding and support, and enhancing emotional well-being, self-awareness, and overall quality of life.

 As a compassionate consultant, coach, and nurse, I aim to create a safe and trustworthy space where clients can explore their strengths, navigate challenges, and align their lives with their values and goals. I integrate holistic nursing practices, evidence-based research, and the voices of the autistic community to inform my approach.

Drawing from my personal experiences and professional knowledge, I am well-equipped to motivate and empower others toward positive change. My ultimate goal is to advocate for more compassionate and inclusive spaces within the greater community. I believe in the power of education, empathy, and empowerment to create positive change and foster a society that embraces neurodiversity.

Let's Work Together

Words from clients

 

Adrianne is a very real and right-in-the-trenches, experienced neurodivergent mother and parent guide. As a mom, I can honestly say learning alongside and from Adrianne has been a 'just right' fit for our family.

Once Adrianne was by our side, I had more confidence to learn about myself and our children while sticking by my 'best for our family' parenting choices through our bumpy, real-life journey with our neurodifferences. I highly recommend Adrianne as a Parent Coach or Guide! Adrianne is a good person to help any intense, real, neurodivergent family effect change and growth that works for them! Thanks, Adrianne, for being there and sharing with our family!

Sarita - mom of three autistic-PDA kids

 

Adrianne is warm, engaging and inviting; her understanding of the autistic brain made it easy for me to learn.

She was adaptable to my unique learning style… Adrianne can explain things in such a way that I’d feel and think, “That makes so much sense; why isn’t this taught to everyone?”. I will miss sessions with Adrianne deeply, and I am so glad that I can check in should I run into any issues and need help. I love that Adrianne uses a developmental approach. I didn’t have to force my son to be where he ‘should be’ but instead was able to honour where he was developmentally. Life has turned 180 degrees, I put in the work, and Adrianne was there with me every step of the way.

Ally - mom of an autistic child

 

Three Ways to Work With Me

Choose your preferred method  and let's get started...

 

Private Coaching & Consulting

 

Unlock love and connection with ND children. As a parent, caregiver, or professional, I provide the tools, strategies, and support you need to help them flourish. Together, we'll celebrate their strengths and create an environment that fosters love, understanding, and connection.

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Being With‚ĄĘ Parent Course¬†¬†

Understand the brain so your children’s baffling behaviours begin to make sense, and you know how to respond. You'll gain clarity and confidence, learning how to respond to your child based on how regulated or dysregulated they are.

 

 

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Hand-in-Hand Starter Class

Discover five powerful Hand-in-Hand Parenting tools to overcome challenging behaviours, reduce burnout, and nurture strong adult-child relationships in the unique context of neurodivergent families.

 
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I BELIEVE THAT...

Every neurodiverse family deserves access to ND-Affirming Parent Coaching and Consulting

empowering them to break free from societal expectations and fully embrace and celebrate their unique neurodivergent ways of being in the world. Let me guide you in unlocking the power of embracing and celebrating your family's uniqueness and creating a thriving environment where everyone can flourish.

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Parent Triggers Unlocked

From Triggers to Connection in Neurodivergent Parenting

This practical guide offers strategies and insights for cultivating compassion, personalized tools, and healing as we navigate the joys and challenges of parenting ND kids in a world not designed for them.

About me

FUN FACTS

 

1

I love doodling

If I'm talking to you on audio only, I'm likely doodling! I have a passion for doodling and am currently working on publishing a coloring book featuring my doodles.

 

2

Kaua'i has captured my heart

Kaua Ľi has captured my heart with its diverse and natural beauty, and I am excited to take my children on a breathtaking hike along the Napali Coast Trail (Kalalua Trail).

 

3

I can do a handstand

After rehabilitating a chronic shoulder injury, I've rediscovered the joy of doing a handstand, reminiscent of my gymnastics and trampoline days.