SharonaWood

Kind Words

Sharona provides customized solutions week to week for any social challenges faced by our child. Her insight has been invaluable for our son in making great progress with his interactions with his peers in middle school. She is stern yet nurturing in her presence with our son which he responds to well! She also has a great sense of humor which all of us enjoy as it helps diffuse tension during discussions of any current challenges.

Mark & Debbie

I am very grateful for the many resources and techniques that you provide the parents through your monthly support group meeting. You have a gift Sharona! You are an extremely compassionate person yet you have a direct approach that allows me to better understand my child.

Lisa H. - 11 year old child with Digeorge Syndrome

Sharona,

Thank you for that very informative presentation. I believe it was just what our clinicians needed to be more helpful to families dealing with autism spectrum disorder.

I can also see how your program will be an asset to our community and look forward to working with you in the future.

Michael Lake

LMHC Clinical Supervisor Circles of Care Outreach

Sharona,

Thanks for working with my son. He has gotten more in 2 weeks than he has in the previous 2 years.

W.R.

 

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent,
so just be a real one.”- Sue Atkins

My parents attend Sharona’s parent meetings at FIT where they discuss kids like me that are on the spectrum.  I feel Sharona has helped them understand me and my autistic behaviors better.  I feel they can see the world through my eyes a little more and that has brought us closer together as a family.

Jacob – 17

Having Sharona as a coach to our 21 year old Asperger daughter has been amazing. I have learned so much, but the most amazing thing as our daughter has grown into a self sufficient adult. We have learned from Sharona, what to expect, and also what not to expect. We have been able to let go, which has taken a lot pressure off us, and our other children. I know there is an investment into having a life coach for you and your family, but the cost of not would be so much greater in the end. Sharona has been an amazing life saver, and she has given our daughter hope, what price is that worth.

Terri G.

Sharona combines her years of experience with her passion for helping families with the challenges of Aspergers. Sharona’s compassionate, intuitive coaching skills create an amazing partnership to address your concerns. As a parent with different challenges from my son who is a young adult, her insight into my thoughts around my expectations created a huge shift in the way I looked at the bar I was setting, and helped me to open my mind to other possibilities. Understanding how expectations can set us up for disappointment and changing my thoughts made a world of difference in my stress around challenges. It is a true pleasure to work with Sharona to move forward in the journey of life.

BSS

I’m so grateful to have received parental coaching sessions with you over the past year. You’ve helped me through many challenging decisions that had been weighing on me heavily. I was feeling quite “stuck”, not knowing which way to turn. With the sense of direction you’ve provided, I believe my decisions will help my 22 yo son become more capable of managing independence. Your guidance has helped me immeasurably. Thank you, Sharona.

Joanna N.

 

“Never discourage anyone who makes continual progress, no matter how slow”- Plato

The Parent Support group for those affected by ASD has been a life saver for me. The support and resources that Sharona has provided in the 2 months that I have been involved with the support group has been phenomenal. I do not think I could or would want to take this journey without her. I know that my daughter will benefit from what I learn and that is my biggest hope. Thank you Sharona!

Mary S.

You have helped to ground me in my aspirations and inflated expectations. You are very supportive, but also tell me how it needs to be told. I have increased my confidence as a parent. Also, I have learned new techniques to use with my son and not to be so hard on myself. I have also found a place where I don’t feel totally alone in my plight.

1. Your group has made me feel connected to something greater than myself and my own petty issues
2. Your group validates my strengths and challenges me to do more
3. Your group has helped give me reality checks when I really need them!

I am much more observant of my relationship with my son… how I limit him through my own expectations and need to be “acceptable” in society. I have loved being with people (sometimes it seems the only ones in the world) that truly get it and listen without judging. I love your group!!!

Patti K.

Where do I begin? How do I ever adequately thank you for all you have done for my son…for your infinite patience, compassion, understanding and wisdom? I have always believed people come in and out of our lives for a reason. I feel so blessed that you entered ours. With gratitude.

-Karen Z- Parent of young adult with Learning Differences

 

“Autism. It’s not a processing error, just a different operating system.”- Unknown