You Can’t Miss This!

We’re bringing together 28 of the world’s autism and parenting experts to share the most effective symptom management and parenting strategies for kids with less-obvious autism (or Asperger’s) and their parents.
They’ll share insights on the autistic brain and experience, the impact of sensory struggles, behavior, emotions, and regulation, social challenges, life as a teen or adult with autism, empowering your child for success, and so, so much more.
28 expert talks shared with you!
If you want to improve life for your child with autism, and improve life for yourself as a parent of a child with autism, this is an event you can’t afford to miss.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for this summit. It has been SO eye opening. I am seriously in tears because it is the perfect message at the perfect time. I’ve passed the link on to all of my fellow Autism mom friends. All of your efforts in organizing this are appreciated.

    — Bethany

  • “I just wanted to reach out to thank you so much for putting together this summit and allowing me to participate as a parent free of charge. I have been finding the sessions so incredibly helpful and encouraging. It’s eye opening and educational to understand the world of autism beyond my everyday experiences with my son, but to hear beyond from experts I wouldn’t ordinarily hear from, helps me help my son. Thank you.”

    — Marianne

Yes please! I want access to the Summit.


What You'll Learn

Behavior, Emotions & Self-Regulation

Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disorder. Learning how to help children who struggle to be flexible, self-regulate, and cope with sensory issues leads to happier kids and families.

Parenting the Kid You Have

Many parents worry about how to change autistic behaviors, but it’s more helpful to understand what causes the behaviors. Learn what your child’s behavior is telling you, and how to address it.

Making Connections & Social Development

Social and communication skills are a well-known struggle for those with autism. Learn how to strengthen the parent-child relationship, improve social skills, and navigate relationships.

School, Work & Beyond

Many families wonder how to help their autistic child function in a neurotypical world. We’ll tackle some of the issues that face kids in school, college, employment, and in the community.

How It Works


Choose your Summit adventure: free event access OR forever access, bonuses, and support with the Empowerment Pass.

Sessions Go Live

Each day, November 4-7, seven sessions will go live at 9 am EST for viewing online, based on the schedule below.

Grace Period to Watch

The sessions will each be available until 10 pm EST the following day. So, Day 1’s videos will be available until 10 pm on Day 2, and so forth.

Empowerment Pass

If you miss a session or want to watch some again after the viewing period expires, the Empowerment Pass offers lifetime access.

The Experts & What You'll Learn From Them

 Monday, Nov. 4th: Behavior, Emotions & Self-Regulation

Sensory Challenges: What They Are and How to Help Your Kids Cope

Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
Author of “The Out-of-Sync Child,” Music, Movement, and Drama Teacher

Self-Regulation and Autism

Dr. Susan Hopkins
Executive Director of The MEHRIT Centre

Interoception — How You Feel Your Emotions

Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L

OT, Speaker, Author of “Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System” and “The Interoception Curriculum”

When the Two Exceptionalities are Giftedness and Autism

Julie F. Skolnick MA, JD
Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm

Developing Flexible Thinking

Kristine Mastronardi & Jake Mastronardi
A mother-son team, Kristine is a Certified RDI® Consultant & Jake is a CATCH-Certified Dog Trainer

The Ziggurat Model — Designing Comprehensive Intervention Plans

Barry Grossman & Ruth AspyRuth Aspy, PhD & Barry Grossman, PhD
Psychologists & Co-Creators of the Ziggurat Model, Coauthors of “FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD”

Autism, Trauma, and the Therapies that Can Remap the Brain

Julie M Bowen, LCSW
Director of Therapy and Services at HOPE Therapy & Wellness Center, Certified Trauma Specialist

 Tuesday, Nov. 5th: Parenting the Kid You Have

Honoring the Emotional Experience of Teens and Young Adults With Autism

Debbie Reber, MA
Author of “Wired Differently: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World,” Founder of TiLT Parenting

The Subtle Presentations of Autism

Donna Henderson, PsyD
Clinical Neuropsychologist with The Stixrud Group

How to Let Go of the Struggle and Focus on What Matters

Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist, Board Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

The Power of Creating Structure & Routine

Penny Williams
Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Self-Care & Parenting ADHD & Autism Coach

Holistic Care for Kids with Autism

Elisa Song, MD
Integrative Pediatrician, Founder of Whole Family Wellness

Finding Purpose: Exploring & Nurturing Your Child’s Interests

Colleen Kessler, MEd
Gifted Education Coach, Author, Speaker, and Founder of

How to Work With Your Child’s Pediatrician

Yulanda Swindell, MD
Pediatrician at the One World Center for Autism

 Wednesday, Nov.6th: Making Connections & Social Development

What I Wish They Knew When I Was Young….

Kim Clairy, OTR/L with William Miller
Licensed Occupational Therapist, Private Consultant, ASD Expert

Language Skills: How They Cause Difficulties with Theory of Mind, Problem Solving, and More

Kathy Dow-Burger, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/ Assoc Clinical Professor, University of Maryland – College Park

Teaching Social Skills Using Development as Your Guide

Rachelle Sheely, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Co-Developer of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®), and President of the RDI Connections Center

The Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD

Child and Adult Psychiatrist, NY Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and Founder of The Hallowell Centers. 

Calm & Safe: A Prerequisite for Social Interaction

Sarah Wayland, PhD
Internationally-acclaimed speaker. Parent Coach. RDI® Consultant. Special Needs Care Navigator. 

Teaching Social Skills Using the PEERS® Curriculum

Caron Starobin & Jamell WhiteCaron Starobin, LCSW-C & Jamell White, PhD, LCSW-C
Therapists & Certified PEERS® Providers

 Thursday, Nov. 7th: School, Work & Beyond

Working With and Improving Executive Functioning Deficits

Brendan Mahan, MEd, MS
Executive Function Consultant/ Coach, Veteran Educator

College Supports & Preparing for Employment

Laurie Ackles, LMSW
Director of the Spectrum Support Program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Higher Ed Consultant w/ College Autism Spectrum (CAS)

The Intersection of Race, Autism & Emotional Disabilities

Abila Tazanu, MD
Founder and Executive Director of the One World Center for Autism, Inc.

How to Help Autistic People Develop Self-Advocacy Skills

Stephen Shore, PhD
Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University – Educator, Consultant, and Author

Tools & Strategies for the Classroom

Sasha Long, BCBA, MA
Behavior Analyst, Former Special Education Teacher, Founder of The Autism Helper, Inc.

Assistive Tech to Help Students with Autism & Related Learning Challenges

Joan L. Green, MA CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Specialist, Author, Speaker

Navigating Special Education When Your Child has Autism

Kristin Cook
Special Education Navigator, Parent of a Child with Autism

  • “I have a renewed sense of hope for the future and a ton of new tricks in my bag! I could never have found all of these resources on my own in a lifetime, and you gave them to me in a week.”

    — Jennie

  • “The Summit is a gold mine of information. Every parent of a special needs child needs to listen to it. Amazing!”

    — Marni

  • “Not only do I feel empowered with knowledge, but also understanding that my son is who he is supposed to be. I’m grateful and proud and, more than anything, I’m at peace.”

    — Amy

Join Us! Register Now!

$87  $457

(this sale expires November 8, 2019)

Forever Access to All 28 Video Presentations
Forever Access to All 28 Audio Presentations
Download and Watch or Listen to Sessions Anywhere
The Companion Empowerment Workbook
All Speaker Bonus Downloads
2 Group Followup Coaching Calls After the Summit
Certificate of Completion
Click here to get your empowerment pass


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This summit will lift you up and empower you to help your child… and your family.

Meet Your Hosts

Penny Williams

Parenting ADHD Trainer & Guide. Award-Winning Author. Journalist. Speaker.

Penny Williams trains and coaches parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with ADHD and autism, and the award-winning author of four books on parenting kids with ADHD: Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHDThe Insider’s Guide to ADHD, and The Hidden Layers of ADHD.

Penny is the current editor of, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, retreat facilitator for the Happy Mama Retreat and the Purposeful Parenting Bootcamp, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.

Sarah Wayland, PhD

Parent Coach. RDI® Consultant. Special Needs Care Navigator.

Sarah Wayland, Ph.D. founded her company, Guiding Exceptional Parents, to help parents learn how to confidently and effectively help their children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain-based differences at home, at school, and in the community.

In addition to hosting trainings, lecturing, and working with individual clients, Sarah is co-editor of the book “Technology Tools for Students with Autism”, and has written articles for the 2e Newsletter, Washington Parent Magazine, and the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. You can learn more at

You Can't Afford to Miss This! Grab Your Spot Now!

$87  $457

(this sale expires November 8, 2019)

Forever Access to All 28 Video Presentations
Forever Access to All 28 Audio Presentations
Download and Watch or Listen to Sessions Anywhere
The Companion Empowerment Workbook
All Speaker Bonus Downloads
2 Group Followup Coaching Calls After the Summit
Certificate of Completion
Click here to get your empowerment pass


36-Hour Access to All 28 Video Presentations
36-Hour Access to All 28 Audio Presentations
Click here to Register for Free Access
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