Sometimes as a parent who has adopted, or who is raising children with special needs or behavioral issues, you just need to talk to someone who “gets it”.   And sometimes you need more than that. You need the help, resources and wisdom acquired through years of succeeding  against seemingly insurmountable odds.

I raised three daughters with special needs,

two of whom I adopted form the foster care system.  

My children and I are glowing examples of the light at the end of the tunnel - and our story while full of some extraordinary and even horrific moments, is an inspirational story of unconditional commitment.  My children, have not only survived but are thriving in ways that most said were impossible.

For much of my struggle as a parent, I was alone.  

Now I have made a commitment to help other parents

as they struggle to maintain hope in the face of

seemingly insurmountable obstacles and extraordinary, life long challenges.

I do workshops and educational seminars to help educate parents about specific issues.  I also, do ongoing coaching with parents of children with challenging behaviors, FASD, autism, mental health issues, RAD, OCD, and PTSD.   

Additionally, I have worked with children with special needs, developmental, and mental health challenges to help them develop their creativity, improve their communication skills, free their imagination, build their self esteem and share their own unique creative genius. 

Call (208)841-6406 or email

If you are a parent or care giver in need of coaching, encouragement, or support,

please call or email me.  

I don’t list pricing in the area, because it is all based on affordability.  

I want to help, so call first, and we’ll worry about the logistics later.


                                                             SANDRA CAVANAUGH