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Spring Small Group offerings are on their way! Keep your eyes peeled for the details of these upcoming small group offerings:

-Weekly educational group (6 sessions) about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance/Pervasive Drive for Autonomy" for caregivers and service providers

-Monthly peer support group for parents and caregivers of PDAers

Click below for more details and to register your interest in the upcoming groups! 

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Individual and Family Services

Below are the services that Autisticoach offers to individuals and families. For community groups and professional trainings, please visit the Workshops page.

Family and Caregiver Support

-Direct face-to-face support (at home or virtual) for caregivers of neurodivergent kids of all ages
 

-Simple, accessible education about neurodiversity, introduction to local supports, and exploration of family systems

-Problem solving around communication, expectations, and discipline in the home

-Personalized recommendations for household structure and routines that work for everyone

Young Adult Mentoring

-Exploration of and education about your own brain and how it processes information; learning your limits and needs

-Identify sources of stress or frustration and how to accommodate yourself

-Practice confident self-advocacy safely and without pushing past your limits

-Adulting 101: better tips for getting your life together than "have you tried a planner?"

Service Coordination & Advocacy

-Thorough and comprehensive review of your current supports, including therapeutic, educational, medical, and community

 

-Exploration of all options to ensure that all of your services are relevant and effective

-IEP review and advocacy; identification of problematic goals or unmet expectations; attend IEP meetings in person or virtually

-Hosting of treatment team meetings to ensure all providers are on the same page and communicating

Finding the Right Fit for You

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Schedule your FREE Consultation

We will start with a free 30-minute consultation (virtual or phone) to talk about your situation and hopes for working together.

 

I will explore your history and we can talk about the kind of support you think might be helpful. This is also your time to ask any questions you have about me and how I work!

At the end of the call I will provide recommendations and offer an initial plan for our partnership. There is no obligation and no pressure if you feel this is not the right fit.

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Short-Term or Ongoing?

When you have a better understanding of how Autisticoach can support and empower you, you can decide whether to work together just once or twice or on a longer-term basis. 

Some services are only available short-term (hourly), while others must be ongoing and consistent to be effective. Continue reading below for individual service prices and commitments.

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Make it Happen!

Once you are happy with the proposed plan, we will begin our work together! This can happen virtually, in your home,  in the community, or by phone.

Services are billed hourly for short-term work together, and either monthly or as a package for ongoing partnerships. 

Working, Together.

Read on for an overview of pricing, length of services, and expectations for both parties. For all services we will create some basic goals and have a system in place to regularly check in about progress and any changes you would like to make. 

Hourly Services, Virtual - $65/hr

This price is applicable to short-term or sporadic hourly services. These include IEP review and attending meetings, coordinating and hosting treatment team calls, one-time education around neurodivergence, queer identity, or disability, and troubleshooting of current supports.

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Hourly Services, In Person - $75/hr

This price is applicable to short-term or sporadic hourly services delivered face-to-face. In person services are only available within 30 minutes of Richmond, though individual cases may be considered. Hourly in-person services include IEP review and meetings, one-time education around neurodivergence, queer identity, or disability, and troubleshooting of current supports. 

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Ongoing Services - Package Pricing

Sessions are 90-minutes each (intake up to 2h)

-4 sessions - $420 ($70/hr)

-6 sessions - $585 ($65/hr)

-8 sessions - $720 ($60/hr)

Package pricing is available if you know you want to work together over several sessions, and is a great option for an intensive but limited time together to address a specific challenge or situation.

 

Sessions are purchased 4, 6, or 8 at a time and can be renewed once they have all been used. Services may be delivered in-person or virtually, or a mix of the two, and are scheduled depending on Autisticoach availability. There is no guarantee of the same slot weekly with package pricing. 

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Monthly Partnership - $385/mo

Guaranteed weekly sessions, service coordination, phone and text support, free materials

Monthly partnerships are the ultimate personalized option to support you and your family. With a monthly partnership, we will team up during guaranteed weekly meetings to problem-solve, work through hard conversations, and come together for gentle and consistent accountability.

 

You will stay connected with phone and text check-ins between meetings, and I will coordinate with other providers such as therapists, doctors, and school staff up to 60 minutes per month. Monthly partnership members have the opportunity to reserve the same slot every week, make up missed sessions, and access supplemental content such as printables and guides at no additional cost. 

Groups Spring 2024

Read on to learn about Autisticoach's current group offerings for May-July 2024! 

The Basics of PDA for Caregivers and Providers

A 6-week educational group all about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Are you the parent or caregiver to an Autistic child who seems to struggle more than most with basic demands? Are you a clinician or service provider who works with Autistic children who are also diagnosed with ODD, or who you suspect might have a PDA profile? Are you seeking more information about PDA in general?

This group will serve as a foundational review of the current knowledge, research, and best practices in treatment and parenting of individuals who are demand avoidant. 

Learn about the basic functions of the nervous system and how these activate in response to demands, why typical treatment and support methods may not be effective for PDA individuals, and how to better accommodate and work with PDAers.

The total cost for this 6-week group is $60; sliding scale and scholarship slots available.

Caregivers to PDAers - Peer Support Group

A Safe Space for parents and caregivers of PDA children to share their experiences, uplift one another, and swap resources and ideas for supporting our children

The PDA parenting journey is often very nontraditional, and can feel so isolating. Constant comparisons to others' parenting experiences frequently lead to feelings of guilt and inadequacy, and watching our children stress and struggle feels heartbreaking and frustrating. 

Meet and chat with other caregivers who Get It - this group is a no judgment zone for low-demand lifestyles, creative educational approaches, and parenting for wellness and healing rather than productivity and compliance. 

We will meet monthly via Zoom to commiserate, celebrate, and affirm one another in community. There is no charge for this group but donations are accepted towards the Community Equity Fund. 

Get in Touch

The services and prices listed are the standard listings for Autisticoach. However, I am dedicated to equitable and accessible practice. If you believe you are in need of support and cannot afford the fees, or would like to discuss a service not listed above, please contact me to schedule a time to chat. 

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