Introducing Parents As Partners:
The Autism Education and Change Network

Parents As Partners, a non-profit, offers you the use-it-now, research-based tools you’ve been wanting for your child. Parents are empowered to move their child’s development forward, while supporting themselves and their family. Now, you can have real hope for your child’s future and real ways to help your child reach unlimited possibilities. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!

Meet Dr. Shelley

Introducing Parents As Partners:
The Autism Education and Change Network

Parents As Partners, a non-profit, offers you the use-it-now, research-based tools you’ve been wanting for your child. Parents are empowered to move their child’s development forward, while supporting themselves and their family. Now, you can have real hope for your child’s future and real ways to help your child reach unlimited possibilities. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!

Meet Dr. Shelley

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What Is Parents As Partners?

Parents As Partners: The Autism Education and Change Network is a non-profit, educational network for parents and their children that provides online, educational resources that incorporate research-based knowledge in a collaborative, relationship-focused and user-friendly format.

Parents As Partners is dedicated to fueling the movement of parental empowerment in families impacted by autism. We provide understandable education and action steps that lead families toward a well-supported individualized intervention program that meets the unique needs of their child with autism.

Our Founder has been where you are! When told that no hope existed for her child, she created an individualized intervention plan that was based on the causes of her child’s severe autism. She found the education and support that helped her to focus on what her child specifically needed and he lost all trace of his original diagnosis.

100’s

of Families have been provided with tools by our founder Dr. Shelley that enabled them to better support themselves and their children.



Years of Experience helping families by utilizing clinically-proven methods that have been demonstrated both personally and scientifically.



25

25

Years of Experience helping families by utilizing clinically-proven methods that have been demonstrated both personally and scientifically.



is the Cost associated with your access to education that will help you learn next steps as your child’s development grows.



Meet Dr. Shelley A. Stravitz

For over 20 years, Dr. Shelley has developed a nationwide consulting practice that offered autism education, collaboration and support for parents, clinicians and educators toward autism optimal outcomes.

Prior to her own family’s journey through severe autism, which began in 1991, Dr. Shelley was an experienced educator of pre-K-12 and a Master's-level teacher trainer. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership for Change: Autism Optimal Outcomes. As a scholar-practitioner, and a researcher, Dr. Shelley completed an evaluation study of the relationship-based, multi-disciplinary intervention program that she developed. She published the extensive quantitative and qualitative evidence that resulted. The research participants’ responses (parents, clinicians, educators, family, and community stakeholders) demonstrated the effectiveness and cost/benefits of this parent-led intervention program.

Dr. Shelley is the Founder and Executive Director of Parents as Partners: The Autism Education and Change Network, which is a non-profit, web-based parent educational platform focused on parent empowerment through developmental, relationship-based "understandable" education.

Dr. Shelley graduated with her BA and MS Ed., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She and her husband have been married 44 years. They have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren.

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The goal of Parents As Partners is to ignite the relationship building process between parents and children with a program that is inspirational and empowering to those involved. Our methods are aimed at making education a fun process for children and those who they interact with in a non-judgmental environment.

Simply enter your email address to receive up-dates about the exciting changes that will be available to you. As this website grows, we’ll be sharing even more ways to meet your needs, those of your family, and how you can expand the possibilities for your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Please contact Parents As Partners with any questions by calling us at (888) 382-4713 or emailing us at .

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Parents As Partners is a non-profit organization and our site will always be a free educational source for those in need. However, we rely on donations and support from the community in order to continue to evolve our processes and provide the most effective methods for those who we work with. Please use the form below if you would like to make a donation to assist our efforts.

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