Grab your life preserver and hold on as I help you discover how to navigate your own island.
- Received a recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
- Researched the internet for items related to ASD and wondered “Where do I start?”
- Felt as though you were going to drown in paperwork connected to the diagnosis?
- Had issues with tags on their clothing? Couldn’t handle the feel of crunchy foods? Had to cover their ears when a lid from a pan hit the floor?
- Felt all alone, like no one in their life understands what they are going through?
Hi! I’m Lora Cracraft and I understand! I’ve been there!
Let me help you navigate your autism journey. I will share my strategies and help you map out your course to living a functional and less stressful life with Autism.
Surviving Our Struggles
Supporting Our Strengths
Meet Your Guide
As a mother of two teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and the wife of someone with ASD, I too have lived the autism odyssey. I continue surviving each and every day. I felt like I was on an island for 10+ years.
It finally feels like I’ve got my map set and I can handle what life throws at me. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree, and an Autism Certification from the Autism Society of MN. I worked for 9 years as a para educator at Hayes Elementary in Fridley, MN and am hoping you will let me share my insights and experiences with you.
Let’s work together to find your peaceful island. Autism has changed my life! It’s not the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new one.
Hi! I’m Lora Cracraft and I understand! I’ve been there! Let me help you navigate your autism journey. I will share my strategies and help you map out your course to living a functional and less stressful life with Autism.
I see an island…
What does living on a island mean to you? Initially to me it meant being alone, stranded, cut off from everyone, and surrounded by chaos and dysfunction. Now I live on a peaceful island. Connect with me to help you bring structure to your life with autism.
Some people see the palm tree as a sign of triumph and victory. I see it as a sign of strength and peace.
Begin to see yourself as a palm tree.
We must have many roots – friends and family that bond together in support.
We need to stand strong with our trunk and carry the weight of our families and loved ones. This allows us to be flexible in the storms.
And just like the leaves, we plan for the storms. We know what is necessary to see our loved ones grow. We learn how to listen to our inner strength.
Palm trees can withstand the strong winds of hurricanes, and other storms. All because of their roots, trunk and leaves.
We are all unique; we just have to find our inner strength and peace.
What to expect…
After spending some time getting to understand where you are on your journey, I will be able to…
- Provide you with your own Navigation Map, based on your personal needs.
- Connect you to other families in similar situations, offering friendship and support.
- Help you find other resources that may help your loved one function with ASD.
- Share the reassurance of knowing that you are on the right path!
Not sure where to start?
A recent client said…
Meeting with Lora for support in the home was a beginning. Lora understands family challenges coming from many sides. Navigating the world of Autism needs mentors. The practical guidance for starting the next steps was very helpful and calming.
Lora has been both my trusted guide and support during my autism travels for both of my sons. She has shown me options that have significantly changed my family’s day-to-day life. When there is a new choice to be made, a new developmental stage, my first contact is to Lora of Autism S.O.S.