My guest this week is Amy Jacobs Schroeder, mom of five, and Founder of Happy Ladders. Happy Ladders is a play-based skills curriculum, community, and coaching platform created to empower parents of children with developmental needs, including autism. Amy spent the last two decades providing in-home autism services to families, the latter half focused solely on a parent-led model through her own agency before creating Happy Ladders.
Amy and I have a conversation about the benefits of the parent-led approach to ABA therapy.
She’s also the author of the Parent-Led Revolution (parent-led.com).
To learn more about Amy and Happy Ladders, visit happyladders.com.
Find me at theautismdad.com.
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IEP meetings don’t have to be scary. It’s so important that we empower ourselves with knowledge and insights so that we can better navigate these difficult situations and work together with the school for the betterment of our kids.
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