Why go blonde?
We blondes want to speak; this goes without saying. Ha! What you may not know is that there is a need for our blonde-speak in your industry. Here’s why: we are first and foremost moms. A mother’s perspective is invaluable, and 1 in 54 of us have insight into a world few will truly understand. No doctor, teacher, therapist, nor father (no matter how amazing) walks in our autism mom heels (you’re welcome, dads). As pristine as they may appear, our stilettos have been around the block a few times. The balancing act is a b****, but we are still standing. Why? Because we are friends and have one another to lean on, not to mention drink and shop with- but who said therapy was cheap?
Our children’s ages speak to the years of hell, oops we mean challenges we helped them tackle and number of milestones we cheered them through. It isn’t lost on us that our special needs children face similar fates even as they sit (in protest, we believe) in two very different places on the spectrum.
These facts alone, albeit sucky, make us experts. If you don’t believe us, listen to just one episode of our autism podcast, or peek at a sampling of our other activities on our media page. If nothing else, we can, as we do every time we sit down to record our show, relate. Some may even say we entertain. We call that the ultimate compliment.
What to Say?
Once we finish complimenting deserving audience members on their hair, handbag, and obviously their speaking engagement choice, we get right to topic. Our style is approachable, candid, and effective. If you’ve met us, you know we’re great at sticking to it. Also, our jokes are great (lies…lies) but believe us when we say we’re prepared to discuss with your group:
An Autism Diagnosis- Great, Now What?
Carving Out ME Time
Autism Bites: Autism and Dining Out
Celebrating The Typical in Atypical Ways (birthday parties, holidays)
How You Can Make Your Business / Restaurant / Workplace Autism Friendly
Navigating Family & Friendships
Oh Brother (or Sister!): Sibling Relationships
PTOing and Volunteering and Carpooling OH MY!
Staying Married While Raising a Child(ren) With Special Needs
Supporting A Neighbor or Friend: Tips
Take Us Away: Autism and Travel
Therapies That Don’t Feel Like Therapies (i.e., dance, improv)
What Your Employee / Autism Parent Faces On His/Her “Off” Hours
Is Talk Cheap?
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What More Can We Say?
Lots. Just ask us how we can cater to your specific audience. Shocking but also true, we can read and write as well.
Finally, don’t just take our word for it. The reviews are in. Here are a few: