It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptional Needs Family

Raising a child with a developmental disability, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is often overwhelming for parents and caregivers. They need all the help they can get. I know I am one of them.

I am the mother of four children. My youngest has ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I know firsthand how isolating parenting a child with special needs can be. It was at one of my lowest points as a mother of a special needs child when I realized that I, my son, and my entire family, desperately needed a support system. So I got to work and made it happen.

You cannot be effective in this unique parenting role without a team of people around you who are as passionate about your child’s success as you are.

Amy Nielsen – It Takes a Village

In the book, It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptional Needs Family, I identify 7 important areas to include in your support system and offer strategies to strengthen each. My approach will help you build the support system you so desperately need (or strengthen the one you already have).

Previously published on Amazon, the fully revised It Takes a Village will be available Fall of 2021 through AAPC Publishing. While waiting, check out all of the other amazing books about Autism Spectrum and other related disorders on their site.

For more information on how this book came to be, check out the podcast episode below! The 21 Day Challenge is no longer available, because that content was added into the actual book! Feel free to reach out to me via my contact at the top of the page if you have any questions!

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Amy Nielsen lives in Orlando, Florida. She is the proud mother of four children ranging in age from 5-33! She and her husband, Brent enjoy sports and traveling. Amy is a former teacher with nearly 20 years of experience, a freelance writer, and a special needs advocate. Her mission is to help educate and empower families of children with disabilities to focus on their child's interests and strengths.

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