Amy Nielsen is a former educator of nearly twenty years. Her educational background includes teaching second grade, elementary media specialist, middle school television production teacher and middle school media specialist.

After her fourth child was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, she left her full-time teaching career so she would have the flexibility to meet the demands of this special parenting role.

Currently, Amy runs the Big Abilities Blog and Podcast. She is also a freelance writer for Playground Magazine and a contributing author at The Mighty. She recently published the book It Takes a Village: Get Your Hands Dirty and Build Yours From the Ground Up which is a guide to helping special needs families build a support system.

When Amy isn’t busy writing or podcasting, she and her family enjoy traveling, sports, and the wonderful weather in her home state of Florida.