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About Head Coach Patty Laushman

Patty Laushman is a coach, educator, author, and speaker on the topic of neurodiversity. With both personal and professional experience with neurodiversity, she understands the impact of being neurodivergent in a world built for neurotypicals. She comes from the neurodiversity perspective and also acknowledges the challenges differences can pose to daily living. Patty is the creator of the SBN Parenting Framework™, through which parents learn the five steps to helping neurodivergent teens and adults get unstuck and realize their greatest potential. She also runs a group coaching program called Parenting for Independence, which helps parents of neurodivergent teens and adults learn how to implement the SBN Parenting Framework™ and join others in community for this unexpected stage in their parenting journeys. In her coaching practice, Patty is a life coach to neurodivergent teens and adults as well as a coach to their parents. She helps clients develop understanding, set and achieve goals, acquire skills, and ultimately thrive. She provides coaching sessions via Zoom with clients worldwide. Every neurodivergent person possesses a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Patty collaborates with her clients 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 she develops is as personalized as her clients are unique. Her mission is to empower her clients to become their own best coaches and coach herself out of a job. She also collaborates as part of a team with other professionals and family members to provide the most client-centered solutions to a variety of life challenges. She is a Certified Autism Life Coach through Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE), a 15-year program that has coached 3,000+ teens and adults on the autism spectrum through their LifeMAP (Life Management Assistance Program). She is a Certified Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). She is also certified through the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) in employment services for people with disabilities (basic level). Before she was an neurodivergent life coach, she started and ran a technology services company which she grew for nine years and sold in 2012. She also worked as a sales development consultant for eight years through her own consulting company. Coaching is the fourth business she’s started, and for neurodivergent clients who are looking to start their own businesses, she is uniquely qualified to be their business coach. Her business background is detailed in her LinkedIn profile. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado with a minor in music performance. Her master’s degree in journalism is from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in integrated marketing communications. She also earned a secondary science teaching license from Metropolitan State University of Denver and briefly taught chemistry in a public high school. She has also home-educated an amazing, profoundly gifted, multi-exceptional, neurodivergent teen. She lives in the Denver/Boulder metro area. In her spare time, she enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer, especially hiking, backpacking, and camping. She loves heavy metal music and watching crime and medical television dramas. Her favorite television series is Star Trek: The Next Generation and favorite movies are Apollo 13 and Titanic. She’s also an avid reader, as evidenced by the numerous stacks of books all over her house.

Our Team

Our Team

I know I'm biased, but I think we have the best team on the planet.


We are very diverse! Whether you are looking for an AuDHD coach, an autistic coach, an ADHD coach, or someone who can relate to a specific gender, we probably have someone who is a perfect fit for you. Or maybe you just want someone who can prove they've helped others like you with the same challenges? Let us help you find the best coach on our team for what you'd like to get out of coaching!


Check out this dream team of certified and experienced neurodivergent life coaches.



has a master's degree in human services trauma and crisis response counseling and is working on an additional master's in clinical mental health counseling. She is a nationally certified personal trainer and assistant to the head coaches. Veronica is often the first point of contact when reaching out to Thrive Autism Coaching to make sure we pair you with the right coach for your needs.

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