About Happy Ladders

Hi, I'm Amy. I’m a mother to five kids, a wife and daughter, the author of Parent-Led Revolution and creator of Happy Ladders.

I’ve been in the field working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities for almost 25 years. I am a lover of ABA strategies and a believer that ABA can be both fun and flexible. I’ve watched parents be asked to sit on the sidelines while the professionals worked with their children and challenged that belief 15 years ago when I switched to a parent-led approach to autism therapy. It has forever changed my life and I hope it does the same for you. We parents are our childrens’ best asset and we should be the director of their show, the captain of their ship.

On the weekends, you’ll find me sitting on the bleachers somewhere within a 3-hour radius of my Northern California home, cheering on my children, or driving my bus of a vehicle down the highway to said bleachers.

In my free time, I don’t do anything that interesting. I do run. I’m not fast, in fact most might say I jog, but I am consistent. Without running, I think I would lose my mind. Correction, I know I would lose my mind.

I am no model parent. I, like you, am doing my best most days, and some days I completely fail. Luckily, that day always ends and I get to start again.

I have enormous respect for special needs parents and the work and worry they carry. My goal is to create a shortcut to helping their children and cut out all the extra time and useless information, while keeping the goals simple, but growth and progress steady. I would love to do the same for you.

- Amy Jacobs-Schroeder