welcome autism parents

As a fellow autism mama, I get it. My experience in photographing children with autism and in being a LEND Fellow at the U of M, has given me a unique perspective to see your child through a different the lens. So much of the autism journey feels daunting, dark and despair. I want to help you see your child from a lens of positivity, joy and capabilities. My mission is to reveal the beauty of every child.

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the oxygen mask podcast

A collaboration between CEA’s Executive Director, Beth Dierker, and Tera Girardin, author & photographer of “Faces of Autism,” the podcast shares the nuggets of insight that Tera and Beth, both autism parents themselves, have picked up along the way—nuggets that they wish they’d found and grabbed hold of sooner. With a strong emphasis on mindfulness and a strengths-based approach, the pair hope to offer a breath of fresh air for parents who are overwhelmed.

One-pager for special needs parents - $150

What’s a one-pager? A simple page of information about your child including, what’s important to and what’s important for your child, what he or she is working on and any accommodations or things to note. Easy way for parents to communicate the special needs of their child to schools, care centers, doctors, etc. Includes a one-hour consult and a PDF file delivered electronically. Allow 2-3 week turnaround.

mentoring sessions - $150 for 2 Hours

One-on-one parent mentoring session customized to your needs. We will meet at a coffee shop or your home and chat. I will help you see your child in a new light and give you some tools to help you become the best parent possible for your child! Includes 2 hour meeting and a follow up recap from our meeting with what we discussed. Additional meetings after initial consult for $60 per hour.