True beginnings are a gift to be treasured.

Since two of my six children have special needs I felt strong compassion and dedication, as a Mother, to share my experience with you.

Many years ago, Little Rainman: Autism–Through the Eyes of a Child, was my first book.

That is where it all began.

From the bottom of my heart, in Little Rainman, I share many personal issues surrounding autism through the experiences of my family. Trials and tribulations are unique yet occur in similarity within many families of special needs children.

My hope is that you may learn from my challenges so you will be further ahead of the autism and special needs curve by learning from my mistakes and successes.

It’s important for me to say that many of these strategies and perspectives are working with us, and may provide a jump start for your family.

It’s not often that a significant opportunity opens itself in one’s life.

Challenges help you move forward. You discover what is really important.

I poured my hopes, dreams, desires and shear willpower into making a difference.

No matter where or how you seek help, always remember to shine like a beacon of hope for your special needs children…they need you.

Do you wonder how you’ll manage with special needs children?

Have you ever wanted to just throw-in-the-towel sometimes?

What have you done to make things work in your family with special needs children?

Now is the time to share your story, please leave your comments below.

Be a beacon of hope.  Provide the foundation your children need.  I’d love to hear from you.

Karen Simmons
Mother, Wife, Author, Founder & CEO of


P.S. Here is something I would like to recommend that will give you the tips, strategies, and tools you need to help understand special needs children, specifically autism.

To download a video presentation that will help you understand autism, click below: