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Joanne Giacomini

Writer, speaker and parent coach. I help coach parents to a happier and healthier place in their special needs parenting journey.

My name is Joanne Giacomini. I am a writer, speaker and parent coach, at “Exceptional Parenting/Exceptional Balance,” I also blog about how my son with autism is raising me at “Exceptional Mom/Exceptional Child,” www.exceptionalmomchild. com. I write regularly about parenting and autism at “Huff Post Parents Canada”, “M List by the Suburban,” and “Parenting 101” by the Suburban. I have also been featured on “BlogHer Family-Special Needs,” “Yummy Mummy Club Canada,” “Scary Mommy”, “Her View From Home”, “Romper”, “KidsOutAndAbout,” and many other publications. I write about parenting and lifestyle issues at “The Things,” “Baby Gaga and "The Talko."

I have a FREE EBOOK on "5 WAYS TO HANDLE EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY ANXIETY" available at , and am working on a book about how my son with autism has changed my life, “5 Ways My Exceptional Child Has Made Me an Exceptional Human Being.” I offer four coaching programs to help parents find the tools they need to address challenges with their children, as well as to help empower them in their own parenting journey. You can follow me on Twitter @exceptmomchild.