Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz

Autism Parent Mentoring

Maria Stultz, former son-rise program mom, free to mentor and coach autism moms Hello, you extraordinary mom of an Awesome autistic child.

How are you?

I don’t know how this went for you, but when I first discovered my son’s autism, I felt fear like I never had before.

So many times had I seen my 2-year-old immersed in his experiments, observing life through his fingers, fascinated by details mysterious to me. I had no idea of what he was doing; playing like toddlers do, I assumed.

But what I had seen yesterday as perfect child’s play, became insanity when I placed a “disorder” label on his name. I felt my heart breaking. And I couldn’t breathe. And I thank God I only lived that way for a single day.

Within 24 hours, destiny—it must have been—connected me with a light that I kept feeding as I walked. I was able to love my son without fear; to love his present and everything he was; and see him as a wise creature living between worlds, who had important lessons to teach me, while I invited him to grow in this world, and into everything I hoped.

My autism parent journey began. I surprised myself rising to the occasion… Embarking in a mental, emotional, and spiritual quest to reach all my dreams; learning to navigate our own perfect way through our in home play therapy program, special diets, Auditory Processing Disorder, home education, and the subtle process that empowered my son to stretch from home to school; reaching for the right kind of support when I needed it; discovering and re-discovering what this life experience has been all about: my own life power and growth.

Ten years into the road, still as I nurture this brilliant, social, driven, and emotionally mature teen that I call my learning partner and son, I feel ready and inspired to step into a new adventure.

I am called to work in support of the development and education of autistic children, who are teachers our world needs to truly see. I do this by supporting YOU, the person gifted with the highest wisdom and power to reach your child and unfold their gifts; your child’s true expert, and the one whose love will move mountains and never stop.

I’ve laid my journey’s breadcrumbs as stories in this personal blog. If my experience and words speak to you… And you’re looking for guidance, or wishing for a mentor’s support…

WELCOME! I invite you to my playroom, where we’ll connect, learn, and grow.

Intentional parenting, development, and education for our children is my passion—my favorite topic—and I’d love to help you step into your power, self-confidence, and wisdom, as you reach for every outcome you dream of for you and your child’s life.

Can I help you?

Let’s find out!
English or Español

Please answer all the questions below. I’ll respond within 24 business hours telling you if I believe I can help, and how. If that sounds exciting to you, I’ll set you up to schedule a 45-min video consult, and we’ll be on our way to give you guidance and clear the roadblocks in your way.

Note: If you have not received my response within 24 business hours, please check the junk folder of your e-mail provider.