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Based in Oregon, USA

Serving individuals, families, and teams worldwide

Helping people understand the experience of Autism.
Helping Autistic Individuals thrive by being understood and valued.

Serving Teens and Adults:

At Synergy, our goal is to help anyone who wants to know more about Autism within themselves or someone you know or love. From that base of better understanding autism, we meet you where you are and help you grow, challenge yourself or your child to new heights of learning and engagement.We do this in a number of different ways including individual and family coaching; parent groups; professional trainings; online courses and more. Our clients are Autistic individuals themselves, their families, job sites, support agencies, friends, and neighbors.

Serving Children:

Synergy Autism combines developmental, behavioral, and relationship based models, as appropriate and respectful for individuals and their families. Synergy focuses on supporting autistic individuals and guiding parents and caregivers to be primary interventionists for their children of all ages (parent-mediated intervention) to improve the families' lives now and in the future. Synergy targets the process of learning, thinking, and interacting within our dynamic environment using current developmental and evidence based research for long term change and quality of life. Our workshops and trainings all reflect our principles of acceptance, respect, and reducing obstacles to one's quality of life.


Synergy's owner, Barb Avila, uses a coaching model in working with individuals, partners, parents and caregivers to find understanding and progress toward personalized goals.  

Group trainings are an exciting option for your team or agency. We are able to provide in person or virtual workshops. Trainings are personalized for your team or group.

Small-group consultations and community are a great option for parents of Autistics. We offer several groups for parents based on the age range of your children.


We have several online, on-demand trainings available. These have been carefully selected and created from live trainings that have been our most highly sought out trainings. 

We have resources available for purchase AND they are available on-demand.



In this book, you will find insight into the autistic mind along with essentials to build relationships. I extend the invitation to get to know autism at a new level. You will learn that it is through seeing autism that you can form bonds. We all wish to be truly seen by those we love, who guide us and nourish us. All of my recommendations are based on current neuroscience studies, developmental research, evidence-based practices, discussions with adults on the autism spectrum, and my thirty-plus years of experience. I have been blessed to have befriended, worked with, and guided more people than I can count who have autism or some variation of it. I am uniquely positioned with my advanced degree in early development and my extensive experience with autistics of all ages to bring to you this guide for establishing the foundations of social engagement for those on the autism spectrum. My wish for you is to better understand autism processing so that you, too, can see the beauty of autism within someone you know.

With gratitude,

Barbara Avila

P.S. If you purchase my book on this site, you get it at a reduced price!

What People Are Saying

“The most balanced, insightful, encouraging and inspiring book I have read on Autism. I can’t wait to share its actionable advice with our son, family, friends and support team. This book is a game changer. Finally a book that truly understands people with Autism and shows us how we can empower them to advocate for themselves at any age and developmental stage.”

-Corinna Gilligan, Mother and Business Owner

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