Hi, I’m Amy!

I uniquely understand your special needs family.

I’ve been where you are. In fact, I’m still “there!”

I’m an Autistic adult with autistic kids.

I also have multiple degrees in Psychology and have been consulting privately with Special Needs families for more than 15 years.

I bring my experience as a School Psychologist, parent of two Autistic kids, and Autistic individual to the homeschool community in hopes of helping more families find joy in their educational journey.

My credentials include the following:

  • Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology
  • Master’s in Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Former School Psychologist
  • Autistic adult with Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Homeschooling mom to two Autistic kiddos

Professionally, personally, and as a parent, I have a significant amount of experience with Autism and all the many processing and learning disabilities that can go with Autism.

All of these different angles of experience give me a very unique perspective and insight into homeschooling students with varying needs.


Unschooling, Eclectic, Charlotte Mason, etc? I can help you no matter what method you follow. I have worked with families from all backgrounds.

I have personally chosen the Charlotte Mason philosophy to homeschool my own children because it is the way I wish I, as an Autistic child, had been educated.

Recognizing early on that my children are also Autistic, I knew a Charlotte Mason education would be a perfect fit for many different reasons.

But the primary reason is that Charlotte Mason advocated that “Children are born persons.”

Too often children with different needs are viewed as “less than” because of their differences. The Charlotte Mason philosophy puts respect for their personhood at the foundation of their education. 

The Charlotte Mason philosophy values a child as a whole person.


It’s really all about advocating for children, whether it’s through my podcast, “Special Needs Kids Are People Too!,” speaking events, in our online membership community, or through one-on-one consultations.

I make it my business to see each child as an individual and not as a diagnosis… and to bring that message and philosophy to others.

I hope you will join me!


  • Ally with us through the podcast and merch
  • Boost your know-how with our educational resources
  • Connect with others on the same journey through our online community

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