Autism Society of America Annual Conference

I presented on July 24th at the Autism Society of America national conference in St. Charles, Illinois. I had the great opportunity to work again with Ann Palmer who is an author, professional, and parent with expertise in preparing someone with ASD for higher education.

We had a nice turnout of parents and professionals who came to

learn from Ann about the parent perspective and then from me about coaching

techniques that are helpful in the process of preparing for and attending


               Listen to the podcast recorded on 8-24-09 for the SAS Work Life Radio!

Happy Autism Awareness Month 2010!

On April 27th, Laurie was a special guest at a Transition Discussion for parents interested in sending their child on the spectrum to college.

Sponsored by College Living Experience (CLE),

Laurie is pictured here with the Outreach Coordinator, Ann-Marie Stripling.

We enjoyed meeting parents and professionals in the community!

For the second year in a row, Team Aspiring Aspies! walked one mile around Moore Square in downtown Raleigh to raise money & awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Triangle Walk for Autism.

Our team got fresh air, exercise, and an opportunity to socialize with new friends as we promoted a good cause and contributed a $655.00 donation to the Autism Society of N.C.

Thanks to all the supporting families who encouraged us and donated funds.

Happy Autism Awareness Month 2015! Laurie will host and present a parent workshop:

“Smart Enough to Go to College: 5 Habits to Teach Before You Apply”*

                                        Monday, April 27th 6:30pm-8pm

                                            McKimmon Training Center

                                    1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC  27606

*Registration and payment required to secure seat   $100/Person

Email   Subject Line: “Workshop Registration” to receive registration form

Registration closes Friday, April 24, 2015 4pm

Most students with ASD who are educated in the mainstream have the IQ and desire to attend higher learning; however, families are often unprepared for the amount of support their student may need in this environment.

Laurie has 5 main practical habits that can be taught starting NOW to better prepare the student &

save time, money, frustration to families. Information based on her 20 years of career experience with ASD and exclusive work as a private campus coach since 2008.

Autism Awareness Month 2011:

Aspiring Aspies is featured in an article written in U the Magazine, a college lifestyle publication serving the Triangle area of North Carolina.

The writer did an excellent job showcasing some of the talents and struggles of a previous Aspiring Aspie client, named “Hank”. My hope is that college students will recognize that even peers who are a little different are still very much the same as any other college kid!

Please enjoy:


A new book by author Greta Beekhuis who also happens to be a parent of two adults with ASD

She is writing a series of stories where the hero is super abled even though he has ASD-how refreshing!!!!

Look for it on Amazon!

Remembering the Way by Greta Beekhuis