Squirrel & Fox

Squirrel & Fox

parent mentors

As the mother of an autistic kiddo with extreme sensory needs, I find creative solutions and find joy in every aspect of parenting.

Experienced parent
Experienced parent
1:1 Consults
1:1 Consults


Ask Me About Sensory Issues

I'm a parent to a child with extreme sensory needs with some dysfunction in every sensory system. I share what I have learned from others to help you.


Ask Me About homeschooling

If you are considering homeschooling for your child? Are you unsure where to start or how this could possibly work for a child with special needs? I can walk you through the steps and offer some of my tried and true resources.


Ask Me About nutritious recipes without sensory triggers

As the mom of a kiddo who used to puke and refuse to eat because food didn't "feel good" I get it. I have invented ways to 'hide' nutrients in yummy foods - shakes & cookies included! Let's get your kid eatin'!


Heidi's Parent Support Group

I was very lucky to have the guidance of wonderful parents when my son was first identified as autistic. I want to pay it forward by helping you.


Years of Experience


Age Ranges

Preschool (4 - 5)

Pre-teen (6 - 12)

Early intervention (0 - 3)

Experience with Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Healthy Mind and Body

Expertise Areas


Developmental Delay

Learning Disability


Sensory Issues


Communication Issues

Patient or Caregiver Support

Product Recommendations


Sensory Impairment

Sleep Issues

Social Issues


As the mother of two kiddos, my little Fox with ASD and my Squirrel whose giftedness was original mistaken for ADHD, I find creative solutions to help me enjoy every aspect of parenting. My little Fox has extreme sensory needs with some type of dysfunction in every sensory system. Because of being overly emotionally sensitive my child failed ASD diagnosis by early intervention services and was finally diagnosed with PDD-NOS (an ASD spectrum disorder) at the age of 5. From 6 months old when I noticed my little Fox just did things in a very unique way that set off some red flags while being told by experts “all children develop at their own pace and I shouldn’t be worried”, I began researching neurological development and neuro-diversity in children. I also continued my love of cooking and baking by trying to find new and interesting ways to add nutritional benefits to food my Fox would eat to overcome some oral defensiveness and texture issues. My Squirrel was an early talker, reader and writer with an insatiable appetite for information. After Montessori preschool to public school to a year of private elementary we found homeschooling fit the needs of our uniquely minded Squirrel best. Because of some wonderful special needs parents and homeschooling parents I met along the way I was able to obtain the help I needed to be the best parent I could be. I hope to be able to pay this special gift forward by sharing what I have learned so far and continue to learn every day.

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