Neurodivergent Life Coaching

Are you tired of struggling with things that other people seem to do easily? Neurodivergent people experience, interpret, and interact with the world in unique ways that are different, not less. Because the world is not designed for them, daily life is often more difficult due to neurological differences that influence communication, sensory processing, executive functioning, and learning.

Despite their many strengths, they often end up with chronic frustration and an alphabet soup of diagnoses that leave them feeling broken. As a life coach to both neurodivergent adults and their parents, I help turn that around through self-understanding, goal setting, and skill building to help them thrive. I’m part teacher, part mentor, part cheerleader, and part accountability partner. 

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What My Clients Are Saying

In three sessions Patty not only changed my 29-year-old daughter’s life, she also changed my life because I'm applying the stuff I use with my daughter to myself (goal-setting and eight-week plans). Patty is the Mother Theresa of autism because she's doing small things with great love, and she's the Lowe’s of autism because she fills her clients’ toolboxes with tools and then teaches them how to use them.

Susie D.


Dr. Temple Grandin

“The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need. They’ll make their own boxes.”


About Patty Laushman

I am a coach, educator, author, and speaker on the topic of neurodiversity. I understand the impact of being neurodivergent in a world built for neurotypicals. I come from the neurodiversity perspective, and I also acknowledge the challenges differences can pose to daily living.


In my coaching practice, I am an autism life skills and parent coach with both personal and professional experience with neurodiversity. I help autistic teens, adults, and their parents develop understanding, set and achieve goals, acquire skills, and ultimately thrive. I provide coaching sessions via Zoom with clients worldwide.


Every neurodivergent person possesses a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. We collaborate to identify their top goals and figure out which strengths can be leveraged while also identifying and overcoming any barriers that may be in the way of reaching their goals. Each coaching plan I develop is as personalized as my clients are unique.


My mission is to empower my clients to become their own best coaches and coach myself out of a job. I collaborate as part of a team with other professionals and family members to provide the most client-centered solutions to a variety of life challenges.


I am a certified AsperCoach through Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), a 14-year program that has coached 3,000+ teens and adults on the autism spectrum through their LifeMAP (Life Management Assistance) program. I am a Certified Autism Specialist and Board Certified Cognitive Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). I am also ACRE-certified in employment services for people with disabilities (basic level).


I earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado with a minor in music performance. I earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in integrated marketing communications. I also earned a secondary science teaching license from Metropolitan State College of Denver and briefly taught chemistry in a public high school. I am also a home educator to an amazing, profoundly gifted, multi-exceptional, neurodivergent teen.

Before I was an autism coach, I started and ran a technology services company, which I grew for nine years and sold in 2012. I also worked as a solo sales development consultant for eight years. My business background is detailed in my LinkedIn profile.

I live in the Denver/Boulder metro area. In my spare time, I enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer, especially hiking, backpacking, and camping. I love heavy metal music and watching crime and medical television dramas. My favorite television series is Star Trek: The Next Generation, and my favorite movies are Apollo 13 and Titanic. I’m also an avid reader, as evidenced by the numerous stacks of books all over my house.