A We²-Bit® about Linda:Linda Mastroianni is founder, writer, editor and blogger of www.SpeakingAutism.ca and www.autismatwork.ca She is a certified life coach providing consulting services to special needs parents on many issues such as: moving forward after the diagnosis, divorce with a special needs child, dynamics of a blended family, special education, life skills strategies, transition into the workplace, aging out of the school system and much more. She is also a contributor for Huffington Post Canada and has had her worked published in various online magazines. She has been featured in “Autism Parenting Magazine” “Yummy Mummy club” as well the popular blog “Modern Mom” and has appeared on local radio shows and podcasts. Linda is also available as a speaker. Her most popular topics are “Transitioning to Adulthood – Transition planning for young adults with special needs”, “Why coming to terms with your child’s autism diagnosis is important” and “Parenting a child with special needs – Today isn’t your tomorrow”.
Testimonials for Linda:
“Linda came to speak at our event for parents of children with special needs in Gatineau. Linda was very helpful through the planning of the event and promoted it through her own Facebook page. When she arrived at the venue she did not hesitate to speak to parents one on one, and offered to support parents who contacted her as needed. There are few resources for parents of children with special needs when it comes to planning the transition out of school, and the parents of the Outaouais really appreciated hearing her personal experience, knowledge and advice on early planning. She was a joy to work with!”
– Danielle Lanyi, Executive Director, Connexions Resource Centre
“I am so very grateful to have met Linda Mastroianni from Speaking Autism as she was a great support during some tough times we were having with my son’s school. She attended meetings and brainstorming sessions at the school and helped me build a rapport with my son’s school, teacher, principal, etc.. She assisted me with understanding the IEP and how important it is for us as parents to be involved and state exactly what we need for our CHILD. One size does not fit all and Linda guided me and I leveraged off her input, ideas and know-how. She is experienced, knowledgeable and dependable. I always return for advice and she is always so helpful. She helped me get MY point across and gain respect and a common ground with everyone involved in my son’s education. Every child deserves and has a right to an education, Linda helped me ease through a challenging time and we gained accountability and agreed on common goals for my son. Thank you Linda for making a stressful time a very productive and SUCCESSFUL one. Thank you for your commitment and your compassion and we wouldn’t have succeeded without YOU!””
– M. Di Blasio,
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