Jennifer Rainey

Jennifer Rainey

special needs advocacy
parent mentors

An autism mom on a mission to help my son reach his full potential, to find joy in the journey, and to help other parents do the same!

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

Offers

1:1 Connection

If you want to delve deeper into a topic or start a new conversation after your free introductory chat, this service is available to enable us to continue the conversation. My particular areas of expertise include autism, apraxia and motor planning, communication challenges, Spelling to Communicate, The Son-Rise program, sensory processing disorder, dietary interventions, biomedical interventions, and alternative therapies. I can also just be a sounding board for you if you need someone to talk to. I have 14 years of parenting a child with autism under my belt, so there's not much I haven't seen and I would love to offer you support as you navigate this journey!

$5.00

1:1 Video Chat

A 30-minute face-to-face chat via Google Meets or Zoom to discuss whatever you want! My particular areas of expertise include autism, apraxia and motor planning, communication challenges, Spelling to Communicate, The Son-Rise program, sensory processing disorder, dietary interventions, biomedical interventions, and alternative therapies. I can also just be a sounding board for you if you need someone to talk to. I have 14 years of parenting a child with autism under my belt, so there's not much I haven't seen and I would love to offer you support as you navigate this journey!

$12.00

Journeying Through AWE-tism

I have been blessed with an amazing son who has autism, apraxia, sensory processing disorder, and a seizure disorder. Over the past 14 years, we have been on a journey full of highs and lows and twists and turns, and I want to share what I have learned along the way with you! My son has truly been my greatest teacher and one of the most important things I have learned because of him is that attitude is everything! Join this group to join the conversation.

FREE

Years of Experience

15

Age Ranges

Early intervention (0 - 3)

Preschool (4 - 5)

Pre-teen (6 - 12)

Teen (13 - 19)

Transition (18 - 23)

Adult age (23+)

Certifications

Master's in Social Work, Licensed Social Worker

Experience with Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Expertise Areas

Alternative Therapies

Behavioral Health Issues

Communication Issues

Developmental Delay

Diagnosis

Digestive issues

Education

Harmful Behavioral Issues

Mental Health Issues

Mild Behavioral Issues

Neurological Issues

Nutrition

Patient or Caregiver Support

Physical Challenges

Recreation

Self-Care

Sensory Impairment

Social Issues

Toileting or Hygiene Problems

Anxiolytic Drug Therapy

Sensory Issues

Anticonvulsant Drug Therapy

Caregiver Sentiment

Family

Product Recommendations

Puberty or Sexual Issues

Sleep Issues

About

I am the mom to an amazing 15-year-old boy who has autism, apraxia, sensory processing disorder, and a seizure disorder. Over the years, I have tried my share of both traditional and non-traditional interventions for my son, and I want to share what I have learned from those experiences to help other parents. There are no "one-size-fits-all" answers for our kids, and I believe strongly that parents should be presented with options and be empowered to choose the treatments that resonate for their children. We know our kids better than anyone and should be the leaders of our kids' teams, surrounding ourselves with people who believe in our kids as much as we do and who look at things from a holistic perspective. I would like to help parents be the leaders of their team and not have to feel at the mercy of others who don't know their child the way a parent does. Through the most challenging times of my son's journey, I have studied how to manage my own attitude so that I can be the most effective advocate and parent for him. I want to pass along some of those attitudes and skills to again help empower parents.

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