This list of resources will grow as I learn more and with your input. Please send me titles and links to your favorite websites, books and organizations.

Thanks for your input!

Resources list:

For counseling, I recommend:

  • If you live in Texas, Melissa Allen (licensed therapist) is available for phone or in-person counseling. For more information, visit her website at
  • If you live in Washington State, Catharine Asay (licensed therapist and mother of an adult with special needs) is available for phone or in-person counseling. Contact her at
  • Shannon Huntsberry works with neuro-diverse individuals who are not typically seen as having a diagnosis or obvious impairment (mainly adults and teens). She does in-person and distance counseling. For more information about her, visit

Fragile X, Fragile Hope: Finding Joy in Parenting a Child with Special Needs

This book tells the beginning of our story. It chronicles the first seven years of Zack’s life—from my first concerns that he was different to finding a diagnosis, to coming to a place of peace. To my surprise, I’ve found great joy in being Zack’s parent.