About Us


Welcome to the Autism Parent Academy.  This site is designed for parents that suspect that their child has autism, have recently received a diagnosis of Austin Spectrum Disorder or are looking to reboot their life with autism with new strategies, ideas and solutions for helping their child.  Our services are focused on guiding, supporting and supplying solutions for parents of children with autism.  We do this through providing top shelf audio, video and coaching programs that are designed to help make a difference in your life and intervention process immediately.


The Autism Parent Academy has been founded by Bryan and Shauna Piwek.  As parents of a child with autism we recognize the challenges that parents and families have adjusting to their new life.  Along the way we identified our own best practices as well as best practices from other families.  We also recognized the many mistakes we made along the way and are committed to helping families avoid these mistakes.  Our programs and services are what we wish we had when we first found out our daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  Whether you are just starting your journey or have been travelling along your in your life with autism for some time we know that we can help you and your family build a plan for success in the long term.

Bryan Piwek – Director Of Parent Development And Training

Bryan is a natural born leader and has taken on leadership roles in many areas of his life starting from an early age where he was a captain of many minor league and school sports teams through to working with senior leadership teams of multi-million dollar companies.  He is also an experienced teacher and coach both in business and in the martial arts.  He has taken this experience and honed this into supporting and coaching parents and families so that they can develop plans and strategies that will help them as they move through their life with autism.

These skills include

  • Personal Performance Coaching
  • Action Planning And Execution
  • Martial Arts – Specifically Jeet Kune Do Concepts (The Legendary Bruce Lee’s Martial Art)
  • Leadership Training
  • Group Facilitation

Shauna Piwek – Director Of Customer Support, Coaching And Consulting

Shauna is an outstanding mother and leader.  After being disappointed with the progression of the early intervention process, she wanting to be involved in every aspect and took on becoming the leader of the intervention process for her daughter and ultimately became her daughters personal therapist.  Shauna made the decision to focus on helping her daughter and left a professional career as an instructor at a computer programming college so that she could dedicate her time on something that was more important – her family.  Shauna has successfully navigated through many situations and challenges and is now passing on that experience by supporting the many happy customers and satisfied clients that we have.

These skills include

  • President Of The Parent Advisory Council For Her Children’s Schools
  • Teaching
  • Volunteering In Many Public Service Environments
  • Hands On Intervention Skills – Successfully Proven Results
  • Coaching And Consulting


What makes the Autism Parent Academy unique and different is that we have taken the best practices, skills and strategies from the world of personal performance, business, sports psychology, human influence, personal coaching, the martial arts and our own personal experiences.  You won’t find any one else like us in the world of support for parents and families of children of autism and you won’t be disappointed.  We look forward to helping parents out there that are committed to helping their child and family in every way possible, to influence the results of their intervention and help their child to develop to the best results possible.