" Your Child Has Autism"


Those are the four words no parent ever wants to hear.  Now, what do you do?  Who do you turn to for help?  Your world, as you knew it, has just fallen apart.  You're filled with so many overwhelming emotions.


  Why Me?                            Why did this happen to my child?

  Can I survive this?            How will my family handle this?   

  What happens now?         Will my life ever be the same?


At YOUR AUTISM COACH, DEANNA PICON supports and lets you know you're not alone.  Parents often struggle with a diverse range of

emotions including anger, denial, blame, guilt, fear, depression and

acceptance. This is true for all parents, whether their child was

diagnosed recently or years ago.


Deanna Picon is a highly regarded and nationally recognized autism and special needs expert.  She is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. Deanna is the recipient of the 2018 "Top Parental Advice Writer" Award and the 2015 "Top Life Coach Writer Award" by Autism Parenting Magazine


She's also a contributing writer to Autism Parenting Magazine, Exceptional Parent Magazine, GRAND Magazine and Parenting Special Needs Magazine. Deanna received her BA degree in Psychology and BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.


More importantly, Deanna is the parent of a non-verbal, young man with autism.  She personally understands the impact of autism on a family.  She knows first-hand how heartbreaking a diagnosis of autism can be for parents and the personal struggles that often follow.


But, through her own journey wih autism, Deanna also recognizes the special joys, rewarding experiences and unique life gifts which can result from raising a child with special needs.


YOUR AUTISM COACH's goals are to provide you with a caring, independent sounding board and serve as a resource for you.  Parents receive undivided attention, free of the distractions that may occur in group meetings.  YAC specializes in coaching parents of newly diagnosed children as well as working with parents of young children, teenagers and adults.


YOUR AUTISM COACH's comprehensive support programs includes individual, confidential coaching sessions which address issues and concerns that are important to you and your family.  Coaching sessions are conducted over the telephone to give parents convenience, flexibility and privacy.  Being a parent is a hard job.  Raising a child with autism or special needs is even harder.


The company's seminars are designed to give parents coping strategies and proven techniques to maintain a healthy emotional outlook. 



Every Child Is A "Special" Child.