Amanda Morin

Author, The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education & The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book |autism mom| special education advocate

Amanda Morin is an education writer and works with parents as a special education advocacy advisor. She uses her experience as an early interventionist, teacher and a special needs parent to inform her work.  She is the author of two books, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education and The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book. Her work also appears on many websites, including the  National Center for Learning Disabilities website,, PopSugar Moms and

A Reluctant Autism Mom -- and So Much More

People think of autism moms as fierce advocates. Women who know exactly what to say when someone criticizes their child or their parenting, that perfect combination of words that both educates and shames the person who dared speak up. We’re angry, but with a purpose. We’re protective. We’re ready to take on the world. We suffer, but it’s noble suffering. Well, that may be true, but this is truer: ...more
Your story could be mine. Your words could be mine. It's been three years since my son was ...more