Special Needs Life Quality Coaching

What is a Certified Special Needs Life Quality Coach?

As part of its mission to change the way the world views individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, the Training, Education, Research, & Innovation (TERI, Inc.) is offering the industry’s first specialization coursework designed to train professionals and other interested individuals to work as Special Needs Life Quality Coaches. Special Needs Life Quality Coaches work with families to ensure that they, and their children or adults with special needs, have access to the support, encouragement, resources and knowledge to lead happy fulfilling lives. Coaches work with families and individuals to determine what they need in order to meet personal goals, and they establish and monitor action plans to help them reach these goals. Coaches are NOT counselors; they are an extension of the family devoted to improving quality of life.

Why are Special Needs Life Coaches Needed?

1 in 26 families in the United States have a child who has been diagnosed with special needs. Whether it is autism or another developmental disability, the lives of these families will be changed forever. Parents of children with disabilities have a greater incidence of divorce and their financial situation changes dramatically, due to both the cost of caring for their child and the fact that one parent will give up his or her career to serve as a caregiver. The relationship that parents have with their other children, and with their relatives and friends, becomes strained as the focus is shifted to the child who has the developmental disability.

Parents commit their lives to their children with developmental disabilities and in the process they often lose themselves. You can help these parents by becoming a Special Needs Life Coach. With your support as their coach, they can get their lives back. There are 55 million individuals with one or more developmental disabilities. A Special Needs Life Coach has the opportunity to work with these individuals and their families to create a better life for all. Become a part of a growing and critically needed profession while helping others— it will change your life, and the lives of those with autism and developmental disabilities.

How Do I Become a Special Needs Life Quality Coach?

At this time, TERI is the only organization offering a certificate in this coaching specialization. The 16-week Special Needs Life Quality Coaching course is provided online with flexible hours so that working professionals have the time they need to complete assignments and connect with their student cohort. The classes are experiential and designed to assure that students have all the tools and support they need to go into private practice upon graduation.

Already a Life Coach but want to add Special Needs specialization to your business? See our FAQs here or email coaching@teriinc.org

Preview the Special Needs Life Quality Coaching Course Catalog  To receive the full course catalog with module descriptions, FAQs and more, please fill out the contact form below or email coaching@teriinc.org

Next Online Class Session:

Fall Deadline to Register: September 18, 2017

Fall Class Begins: October 2, 2017

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