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We all deserve to have a family dynamic built on communication, trust, and teamwork.

Join this comprehensive, 6-week class to learn democratic, collaborative, gentle parenting techniques and get your family back on the same team.

This class is evidence-based, neurodiversity-affirming and welcoming to all parents and families.


Collaborative Parenting for Neurodivergent Families

Are you struggling to stop the yelling, bribing, whining, and meltdowns?
Do you need a neurodivergent-friendly way to connect and communicate with your family to bring back the love and respect?
Collaborative Families is a 6-week parenting class and group coaching program from Neurodiverging founder Danielle Sullivan. It’s designed to improve your parenting life and family wellbeing by teaching you the communication, emotional intelligence, and parenting skills you need to develop trust among family members, all with a neurodivergent lens and evidence-based techniques.
Who is this collaborative parenting class for?

In this parenting class designed specifically for families with neurodivergent members, we’ll pay specific attention to how ADHD, autism, alexithymia, oppositional defiance disorder*, pathological demand avoidance*, anxiety disorder, executive dysfunction, and communication differences change the ways we need to parent.

Whether you’re a neurodivergent parent with neurotypical kids, a neurotypical parent with neurodivergent kids, or a mix of neurotypes, this class will help you build your skills as a parent and teach emotional intelligence and regulation skills to your children, so you can spend less time reacting to challenges and more time enjoying the family relationship.

(* I really dislike many of these terms personally, and know many of you do as well. I’ve listed them here as they are most commonly diagnosed so we can all be clear on what we’re talking about, but we’ll be breaking down common stereotypes about these terms together in the course.)

What does Collaborative Families look like?

You’ll receive exclusive weekly video lessons from certified positive psychology and parent coach (and autistic!) Danielle Sullivan, along with highly-targeted assignments to help you use what you’re learning to change your family dynamic quickly and confidently. We’ll have weekly live check-ins with Q&A support, and hot-seat coaching opportunities with Danielle to make sure you’re getting all of the help you need. Recordings will be available if you can’t make it live. You’ll be supported every step of the way.

Scheduling for the July Cohort

The July cohort of Collaborative Families runs from Wednesday, July 13th through Friday, August 26th.

Our weekly Q&A sessions run between 60-90 minutes depending on the size of the group. Because this is a small group program and can be attended by individuals worldwide, we determine our live check-in schedule after the registration period has closed by polling participants as to their preferred times. We sometimes stagger Q&A scheduling from week-to-week to make sure all participants have the opportunity to attend live, and all Q&A sessions are recorded for distribution to their cohort only, in case you miss a live call. Outside the Q&A sessions, all classes are pre-recorded, so you can watch them in your own time.

A brief syllabus and calendar with our scheduled Lives will be sent out to everyone enrolled by July 6th, the week before we start.

The cost for this entire 6-week program is only $299 USD; sliding scale and scholarship spots are available.

Registration for our July cohort is now closed. 

Register for to receive information about our next Collaborative Families cohort by filing out the form below, and read the FAQ below for more details.

Who’s hosting this group?

Hi, I’m Danielle Sullivan (she/they). I’m an autistic certified life coach and parent coach trained in positive psychology, solution-focused coaching, applied neuroscience and brain health, and emotional intelligence, with additional education on parenting and child psychology. I’m a member of the International Coaching Federation, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. 

I’m also the creator of the Neurodiverging podcast, and the parent of 2 children (one with ADHD and one with autism), and I lead the emotional intelligence roundtable “Autistic Emotions Explained” in the Autastic Community, which offers education and exercises to improve your emotional intelligence, and teach EI skills to your family and friends, too!

I’m autistic, queer, poly, enby, vegetarian, collaborative, heart-centered, and many other things. Get in touch with me at

Where can I find out more about your approach?

+ There’s a lot of information about me, my training, and my approach to coaching on my parent coaching page here. I also encourage you to check out the Neurodiverging podcast, where I talk about all sorts of issues related to parenting neurodivergent children as a neurodivergent adult.

+ I was recently a guest expert in the Yahoo! Parents featured article, “What Is Gentle Parenting?” which you can read here:

+ I have a 90 minute webinar on why collaborative parenting is an amazing fit for neurodivergent families, which you can watch right here:

How much does this group cost to attend?

The total cost for this 6 week program is $299 USD. Limited sliding scale and scholarship spots are available. Please indicate your interest in these on the form above, and I will get in touch with you to discuss options.

What’s your refund policy?

Rarely, despite best efforts and goodwill on both sides, we may not be the right fit for one another. If for any reason you are unhappy with this group program, and you have discussed the issue with me first, I will offer a full prorated refund, minus a $100 deposit. Refunds must be requested within the first 14 days of class, and may take up to 72 hours to be processed.

I want to enroll, but this is not the right time. Will you offer future sessions?

Yes, this program will likely run at least twice a year for the foreseeable future. Join the free mailing list or fill in the form above to be notified when the next cohort opens for registration.

I have another question that’s not covered here?

I’m happy to help! Get in touch with me at