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Linda Mastroianni

Writer, Parent Coach, Speaker. Inspiring change and empowering every family living with autism.

I am a writer, parent coach and public speaker.

I write about life with my youngest son who has classic autism at I am also founder of where I provide resources to help young adults transition into the workplace.

I am 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.

I have over 16 years’ experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My passion is inspiring change and empowering every family living with autism.

You can follow me on twitter @speaking_autism and Facebook: Speaking Autism
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Inside My Panic Attacks

If someone would have told me years ago that I would suffer from panic attacks I would have thought them to be crazy. The first time I had a panic attack was in 2004. It hit me like a punch in the face. I was cleaning up the house when all of a sudden I started having difficulty breathing.
08/28/2013 08:59 EDT
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My Autistic Kid Wants Equal, Not "Special Treatment"

Dear pissed off mom living in Newcastle, Wow! Can you believe all the publicity you're getting over your letter to the mother of an autistic child?! The letter where you called a special needs child "retarded" and an "animal." Astounding isn't it? You didn't just write the letter to your neighbour -- you've also addressed it to my 14-year-old autistic son and all children with special needs. Sigh, ignorance is bliss. You didn't realize by writing this letter that you were about to unleash the mother of all mothers defending their children. Buckle up sweetheart; we're going for a ride.
08/20/2013 04:47 EDT