The Special Needs ‘Spa’


Renew Your Creativity ♥ Increase Your Impact ♥ Rediscover Your Life

Meet Jen

Hi!  I’m so glad you stopped by!

The Special Needs Spa is your “Easy Button!” 

The ‘Spa’ serves educators, caregivers, and service providers for those with special needs — to help you renew your creativity, increase your impact, and rediscover your life! 

I’m an author, an award-winning special educator, and a special needs mom of five, and I want to help you say goodbye to the guilt and burnout that accompanies not being able to “know everything” or “do it all” by yourself! 

At The Special Needs Spa, you’ll find:

  • inspiration & encouragement
  • tools & training
  • coaching & collaboration

…to help you become more effective and more joy-filled.  


Healing Reads


  • Inspirational
  • Educational
  • Mental Sabbatical

À La Carte


  • Free Trainings
  • Free Printables
  • À La Carte Items

Luxury Spa Pass


  • New Custom Creations to Your Specifications
  • Personalizations

Gold Star Coaching


  • Online Courses (soon!)
  • Online/In-Person 1:1
  • Online/In-Person Group

Need Help?

Not sure what to do or where to start?

Let’s chat!

I’d love to get to know you and your needs a little better.  I’ll also send you a Special Needs Spa Surprise to brighten your day!

What Others Are Saying

You are phenomenal!  Your students and families are so fortunate.  In all my years of working with teachers, I have never seen work more stellar than yours.  You are incredible.  

A. Beckman

University of Northern Iowa

Patrick is doing virtual school this year.  I wanted to let you know that he was moved into a pre-algebra class a couple of weeks ago.  He's doing amazingly well.  I was afraid he'd lose ground during the shutdown last year.  He's also in a gen ed language arts class.

We would never have gotten here without you!  THANK YOU!

Tonya S.


Thank you seems wholly inadequate to express how much we appreciate and value and honor the work you did with Nicholas.

You helped him reach goals I didn't think would be attainable.  The work you put in, the time you committed, and the creativity, knowledge, and love you infused in your work are amazing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for getting Nicholas to a place in life I didn't think he'd be and setting him up to go even farther.

Amanda Weaver


Thanks for being an optimist who saw David's abilities and potential and for being patient and caring. 

We appreciate all the systems you put in place to help him structure his schedule, communicate, and control his behavior. 

Your open and prompt communication has been great, and your iPad helps were essential!  

Richard & Susan G.