Helping Empower and Awaken Love Support Group for Women

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Are you navigating the unique challenges of living with an autistic spouse? Heidi Hackney, MS, PCC, BCC, & Suzannah Sabin, RN, BSN, NC-BC, NBC-HWC, ICF-ACC warmly invite you to join our supportive community designed for women like you.

Our Approach

H.E.A.L. (Helping Empower and Awaken Love) is a dedicated support group tailored for women who share the unique experience of living with an autistic spouse. Meeting twice a month for one hour, this supportive community provides education, empathy, and an open space for women to share their challenges in navigating life with their autistic partners. The focus of H.E.A.L. is primarily solution-oriented, aiming to empower its members with practical tools and strategies for addressing the issues that may arise.


The support group is led by experienced and knowledgeable leaders who understand the complexities of life with an autistic spouse. Through these regular meetings, women can gain valuable insights, share their experiences, and receive guidance to help them strengthen their relationships, enhance their well-being, and foster a deeper understanding of their partners. H.E.A.L. enables a sense of community and empowerment, allowing women to find comfort, support, and hope in their shared journey of love.

What is HEAL?

It’s a lifeline for women who share the journey of being in a relationship with an autistic partner. We understand the complexities and are here to help you navigate them.

How often do we meet?

Our support group meets every fourth Tuesday at 6:30 pm et., dedicating a valuable hour to each session to educate, empower, and provide a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenges. 

Who is leading the group?

Led by experienced and knowledgeable leaders Heidi Hackney and Suzannah Sabin, H.E.A.L. offers a nurturing environment for women to find support, validation, and guidance in their journeys as partners to autistic individuals. 

How Do I Know H.E.A.L. is Right for Me?

If you’re seeking support, understanding, and practical guidance in your role as a partner to an autistic individual, H.E.A.L. is here for you. Join us in creating a community where love and understanding thrive. Let’s navigate this unique journey and empower each other to build stronger, more resilient relationships.


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