About Mike

Mike Ciavolino is an author, speaker, podcast host, and marketing agency CEO who is first and foremost a dad to teenage triplets—two of whom are on the autism spectrum.

His first book, SuperParent is expected to release in the fall of 2021. This book chronicles his life as a special needs dad. while Mike offers stories, insight, and advice on how parents of special needs children break free from fear, overwhelm, and anxiety to live their best lives.

Mike’s message to his audience is that having a special needs child in your life is not a detour. It is the life you were meant to live. He brings this message home in Super Parent through the courageous stories of his own family and of other parents. Mike offers great value to parents, caregivers, friends, and healthcare workers who touch (and are touched by) the lives of special needs children and their families. Click here to invite him to contribute to your show or organization.

Mike’s podcast, Empowered not Impaired, brings experts with a variety of backgrounds in the realm of supporting special needs children and their families. Whether from his book, speaking engagements, or podcast, Mike shares the vulnerable side of overcoming the challenges of being a special needs parent in the most authentic way. His book includes valuable tips and teaching points on everything from preparing for vacations to working with a financial advisor to finding (and believing in the need for) some “me” time for yourself, and more.

Mike was employed for 30 years in the marketing and advertising industry, learning from the ground up on Madison Avenue in New York City before opening his own agency, Shore Creative Group in 2008. Mike spent a large portion of his career writing content, ad copy, and blogs for his agency’s numerous clients, which helped nurture a love for writing that has shown through in all of his current projects. Mike is a graduate of William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ with a B.A. in Communications. He resides in Oceanport, NJ with his loving wife, Laura; the triplets, Michael, Francesca, and Nicholas; and their rescue dog, Lewis.