Help for Parents

We have been busy working with Steve Suderman, Director of “Beyond the Spectrum: A Family’s Year Confronting Autism” in providing content for the documentary webpage. Also we have been preparing resources with the input from our partners, all experienced in various fields of study surrounding Autism, covering a multitude of Diets, and Therapies. We have a variety of Topics that we are currently working on (See the list below). Please sign-up and select the Topics that you are interested in. We are also busy completing a “General Guide to Autism for New Parents”. If you sign-up you will be notified as soon as it is ready.

Friends of “The Muddy Path”

Jackie McMillan was featured in the documentary Beyond the Spectrum” and has been a great resource for our family on diet and health!  As an individual living with Autism, Jackie’s life experiences and insight are greatly appreciated by our family – as well as her friendship!  Check out Jackie’s website Thrive with Autism here:


Jordyn Pallet is a close friend of The Muddy Path family.  He is an extraordinary young teen who has become an inspirational advocate for those on the Spectrum who are non-speaking or minimally speaking.  His parents Kelli and Mike have shared their experiences and journey with Stef and I.  We are so grateful to have the entire Pallet family as a part of our lives!  Check out Jordyn’s weekly blog series called Jordyn’s Rocky Journey where he talks about what it is like to be in an “uncontrollable body”!  Jordyn has also been featured in a documentary as well as part of a new amazing book – Letter Boarding.   You can find his website and more here:


Daria Brown is a mom to an amazing boy on the Spectrum, she has her Masters in Personality and Social Psychology specializing in Individual Differences, Advanced DIR/Floortime® Certificate and is the creator of “Affect Autism”.  Over the years Daria has become a great friend and the wealth of information she provides on her website is astounding!  You can find out more about how to support your child through the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model created by Dr. Stanley Greenspan as well as much more about Daria and the informative Interviews she has on her site!


Laura Nadine has come into our family almost 2 years ago through an introduction by the Pallet family.  In that time Laura has become not only an amazing Music Teacher to all our kids (and several of our homeschooling friends as well) but as a friend and Autism Advocate.  Laura found music as a young child to light her mind and soul – she shares her gift now through her amazing Music School teaching both in-person as well as online to EVERYONE! Laura is an amazingly accomplished musician and gifted teacher!!  Read more about Laura and her school at the following websites!


Maude LeRoux  OTR/L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR® Expert Trainer.  We first visited Maude at her clinic in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania in early 2018, after learning about her comprehensive assessments which we had completed for both Ted and Oskar.  Maude’s experience and extensive knowledge over the years coupled with her warm and caring personality are why her team at “A Total Approach” is part of Oskar and Ted’s today!  Learn more about Maude and her team at ATA’s website here: