" 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 as you deal with the impact of your child's disability.  Parents often struggle with a diverse range of emotions including anger, 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 parenting expert. She's the author of the critically-acclaimed book, The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. 

Deanna shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves.


Deanna is the proud recipient of the following prestigious awards:


from Exceptional Needs Today Magazine:


2022 "Top Family Guidance Advice Writer" Award


from Autism Parenting Magazine:


2020 "Top Parental Advice Writer" Award

2018 "Top Parental Advice Writer" Award

2015 "Top Life Coach Writer" Award


She's also a Contributing Writer to Autism Parenting Magazine, Exceptional Parent Magazine, Exceptional Needs Today Magazine and Parenting Special Needs Magazine. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts 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.