Sandra P. McConnell

Sandra was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has training and career experiences in crime scene investigation, mediation, professional photography, corporate communications, course instruction, and managing/supervising teams. She has a B.A. in Psychology/Criminology, M.A. in Forensic Psychophysiology, and two graduate certificates from Landmark College in Learning Differences & Neurodiversity with emphases in Executive Functions and Autism.  She lives in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region of the United States with her husband and three children, one of whom is proudly PDA, and another ADHD. She’s been diagnosed as Autistic PDA and Schizoid Personality, too. She believes that raising children in neurodivergent-affirming environments that respect their unique, core “self” is critical to their development and success. You can read more about Sandra and her approach to PDA parenting at her blog,