Retreat Co-Founder


Penny Williams

Author. Journalist. Freelance Writer. Speaker. Retreat Co-Founder

Penny Williams is an award-winning authorfreelance writer, journalist, and real estate broker in Asheville, N.C. She was thrust into the all-consuming world of parenting a special needs child when her son, then six, was diagnosed with ADHD in the Fall of 2008. Through the years since, they have discovered additional diagnoses including Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Dysgraphia, Written Expression Disorder, significant Executive Functioning delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Penny currently writes for ADDitude Magazine, the #1 national publication dedicated to ADHD, Healthline, WNC Parent, and other various parenting and special needs publications. Penny has published three award-winning books on ADHD -- Boy Without Instructions, and What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, and The Insider's Guide to ADHD. She also teaches online courses and offers parent coaching for those raising kids with ADHD and/or autism.