with a purpose
Using our passions to impact an Autism family’s experience in the community, Maya and I have combined our professional experiences to adapt and design business spaces to serve the Autism community.
From Our Founder
“Natalie here and to best serve your lifestyle, let me first tell you a little bit more about myself…”
Natalie here and to best serve your lifestyle, let me first tell you a little bit more about myself. I am an autism sibling, co-guardian to my little sister, (I’ll share that story in week one’s video) founder of Pieces of Inspiration and I have had the honor of being part of the lives of hundreds of families, impacting the developmental progress of their children over the past 10 years.
I have worked with children of all-abilities, specializing in Autism. From the inspiration of my life story being an autism sibling to my beautiful, adult sassy little sister Angie, to working with children in multiple settings such as camp, school, therapy, leisure activities and in the home environment; and throughout the years I have found that positively impacting the home has been my most impactful service, which is why I want to share this with you.
At the age of 19, I began my entrepreneurial career by assisting children with special needs in a generalized academic setting, helping them become independent to the point where the need of a personal aide was no longer necessary. I worked with NFL and MLB families to help their children in both the academic and home setting. One of the most important lessons I taught families was how impactful it is to generalize therapeutic, academic and developmental goals in both the home and academic setting. I coached families to create a foundation of learning for their child’s developmental progress.
Natalie’s creative partner
“Maya has found that developing a warm environment can contribute to greater independence, learning and growing in all areas of one’s life”
Maya has over 12 years of experience in the field of Special Education. She is an internationally published writer, educator, and curriculum developer. With her passion for supporting the autism community, Maya is completing her Real Estate license to help adapt and design home spaces for autism families.
Maya has found that developing a warm environment can contribute to greater independence, learning and growing in all areas of one’s life. Her dissertation on Yoga for Students with Special Needs was published in London and can be found in the Institute of Education, University College London library.
Maya has been featured on various online publications such as: Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha, Elite Daily, Trip and Travel Blog, Having Time UK. She has traveled to over 50 countries and her goal is to spread to inspire others to live their happiest lives.
Pieces of Inspiration has partnered with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to provide Autism Friendly Resources
The Adapted Lifestyle Design program
Turn your business into an Autism friendly environment with sensory friendly items, educational resources, staff trainings, communication needs and more!
Discuss ideas and implementations on how to best provide care to your clients and patients on the Autism Spectrum!
To provide an Autism friendly environment for your clients and patients, contact us today!