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What’s better than getting insights and advice from an autism expert? Getting the insights and wisdom of over two dozen autism experts all in one place, interviewed by two parenting coaches and moms who truly understands the information you need. Welcome to the Parenting Autism Summit and experts libraries!

Each year we bring together 25 or more (over 50 now) of the world’s autism and parenting experts to share the most effective parenting approaches and strategies for kids with less-obvious autism or Aspergers, and their parents.

They 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, parenting that works, empowering your child for success, and so, so much more.

60 expert talks in two powerful libraries!

If you want to improve life for your child with autism, and improve life for yourself as a parent of a child with autism, you need these Parenting Autism Experts Libraries.

  • 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

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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. Better understand your child so you can help them succeed.

Parenting the Kid You Have

Many parents worry about how to change autistic behaviors and reduce symptoms, but it’s more helpful to understand what causes the behaviors and what your child needs to succeed. 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 and Aspergers. Learn how to strengthen the parent-child relationship, improve social skills, and help your child make connections and navigate relationships.

Interventions

Treatment and therapies can greatly improve the lives of individuals with autism, even those with symptoms that are less obvious. Learn about the options so you can determine what will be most helpful for your child.

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, as well as how to make those transitions as smooth as possible.

The Experts You'll Learn From

OF THE WORLD'S AUTISM & PARENTING EXPERTS
SESSIONS TO EMPOWER YOUR PARENTING
HOURS OF EXPERT INSIGHTS & STRATEGIES
  • “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

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You're Child Can't Afford for You to Miss This

$147  $457

Own ALL the 2019 Summit Sessions!
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
Certificate of Completion
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$147  $497

Own ALL the 2018 Summit Sessions!
Forever Access to All 32 Video Presentations
Forever Access to All 32 Audio Presentations
Download and Watch or Listen to Sessions Anywhere
The Companion Empowerment Workbook
All Speaker Bonus Downloads
Certificate of Completion
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These expert libraries will lift you up and empower you to help your child… and your entire 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 ParentingADHDandAutism.com, 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.

ParentingADHDandAutism.com

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 www.guidingexceptionalparents.com.

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Get Immediate Access Now

You're Child Can't Afford for You to Miss This

$147  $457

Own ALL the Summit Sessions!
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
Certificate of Completion
Get the 2019 Autism Experts Library Now

$147  $477

Own ALL the Summit Sessions!
Forever Access to All 32 Video Presentations
Forever Access to All 32 Audio Presentations
Download and Watch or Listen to Sessions Anywhere
The Companion Empowerment Workbook
All Speaker Bonus Downloads
Certificate of Completion
Get the 2018 Autism Experts Library Now

Volume 2 Experts & Sessions


BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONS & SELF-REGULATION

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Understanding how lagging skills and development impact behavior leads to happier kids and families.

  • Sensory Challenges: What They Are and How to Help Your Kid Cope • Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
  • Self-Regulation and Autism • Susan Hopkins, EdD
  • Interoception — The Eighth Sense • Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L
  • When the Two Exceptionalities are Autism & Giftedness • Julie F. Skolnick MA, JD
  • Developing Flexible Thinking • Kristine Mastronardi, Certified RDI® Consultant & Jake Mastrionardi, CATCH-Certified Dog Trainer and a person with autism
  • The Ziggurat Model – Designing Comprehensive Intervention Plans • Ruth Aspy, PhD & Barry G. Grossman, PhD. 
  • Autism, Trauma, and the Therapies that Can Remap the Brain • Julie M Bowen, LCSW
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.

  • Honoring the Emotional Experiences of Teens & Young Adults • Debbie Reber, MA
  • The Subtle Presentations of Autism • Donna Henderson, PsyD
  • How to Let Go of the Struggle and Focus on What Matters • Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
  • The Power of Creating Structure & Routine • Penny Williams
  • Holistic Care for Kids with Autism • Elisa Song, MD
  • Finding Purpose: Exploring & Nurturing Your Child’s Interests • Colleen Kessler, MEd
  • Working With Your Child’s Pediatrician • Yulanda Swindell, MD
MAKING CONNECTIONS & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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

  • What I Wish They Knew When I Was Young… • Kim Clairy, OTR/L with Williams Miller
  • Language Skills: How They Cause Difficulties with Theory of Mind, Problem Solving, and More • Kathy Dow-Burger, CCC-SLP
  • A Friend for Me: Navigating the Journey of Friendship • Rachelle Sheely, PhD
  • The Importance of Making Meaningful Connections • Dr. Edward Hallowell
  • The Foundations of Connection and How to Teach Them • Sarah Teaching Social Skills Using the PEERS® Curriculum • Caron Starobin, LCSW-C, & Jamell White, PhD, LCSW-C 
  • Helping Your Anxious Child with Social Interactions & Connections • Sharon Saline, PsyD 
School, Work & Beyond

Many families wonder how to help their autistic child function in a neurotypical world. We’ll tackle school issues, transition strategies, college success, and employment readiness for individuals with autism.

  • Working With and Improving Executive Functioning Deficits • Brendan Mahan, MEd, MS
  • College Supports & Preparing for Employment • Laurie Ackles, LMSW
  • The Intersection of Race, Autism, and Emotional Disabilities • Abila Tazanu, MD
  • How to Help Autistic People Develop Self-Advocacy Skills • Stephen Shore, PhD
  • Tools & Strategies for the Classroom • Sasha Long, BCBA, MA
  •  Assistive Technology to Help Students with Autism & Related Learning Challenges • Joan L. Green, MA CCC-SLP
  • Navigating Special Education When Your Child has Autism • Kristin Cook

Volume 1 Experts & Sessions


UNDERSTAND AUTISM

Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disorder. Understanding the gifts and challenges will help you better understand your child so you can help them succeed.

  • Understanding the Core Challenges of Growing Up with Autism • Dr. Dan Shapiro, MD
  • The Trauma Effect the Autism Experience Has on the Brain •  Robert Cox, MA, LPC, NCC
  • Brain Differences and Their Impact on Your Child’s Autistic Experience • Sarah Wayland, PhD
  • Flexible Thinking in a Dynamically Changing World • Steven E. Gutstein, PhD
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Common with Autism Spectrum Disorder • Salya Namazi, PhD
  • Autism is Different in Girls — They Don’t Fit the Autism Stereotypes • Donna Henderson, Psy.D. 
INTERVENTIONS

Treatment and therapies can greatly improve the lives of individuals with autism, even those with symptoms that are less obvious. Learn about the options so you can determine what will be helpful for your child.

  • Understanding & Honoring Kids’ Sensory Sensitivities • Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
  • Medication Management for Kids on the Spectrum • Dr. Gonzalo Laje, MD, MHSc, FAPA
  • Creating Optimal Wellness for Kids with Autism • Jennifer Scribner, NTP CGP
  • Enhancing Success for Physical Activity and Sports Programs • Melissa Pangelinan, PhD
  • How to Help Kids With Language Processing Difficulties • Maria Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Learning to Cope: How the Parent Brain Evolves From Grief to Acceptance and Beyond • Rita Eichenstein, PhD
PARENTING STRATEGIES

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.

  • Understanding the Rumble & Rage and Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns • Brenda Smith Myles, PhD
  • Managing and Resolving Challenging Behavior • Holly Moses, MS, BCBA, LPC, LPA
  • Teaching Social and Emotional Concepts to Kids with Autism • Kari Dunn Buron
  • Untangling Our Own Stuff So Our Kids Can Be Who They Are • Debbie Reber
  • No “Fixing” Required: Accepting Our Kids for Who They Are • Heather Chauvin BSW
  • Change Course: The Pitfalls of Traditional Parenting & What Works Better • Penny Williams
SCHOOL, WORK & LIFE SKILLS

Many families wonder how to help their autistic child function in a neurotypical world. We’ll tackle school issues, transition strategies, college success, and employment readiness for individuals with autism.

  • The Importance of the Parent-Child Guiding Relationship • Rachelle Sheely, PhD
  • Social Skills Interventions and Strategies that Help Children with ASD • Kathy Dow-Burger, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Loving Connections: Getting Away from Blame and Shame • Jenny Palmiotto, PsyD, LMFT
  • Communication Strategies to Build Connections • Dr. Alisha Griffith, Au. D, CCC SLP, CPC
  • Ensuring Siblings Feel Loved & Important, Too • Jackie Flynn, EDS, LMHC, RPT
  • The Importance of Self-Care for Parents of Kids with Special Needs • Vikki Spencer
FRIENDS & FAMILY

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

  • Be Different: Navigating the World of Neurotypicals • John Elder Robison
  • Developing Independence & Flexibility in Teens w/ Executive Function Deficits • Monica Adler Werner, MA
  • Transitioning to Life After High School: College & Gap Year • Judith S Bass, CEP
  • Preparing Your Teen for Life After High School: Career Readiness • Haley Dunn, MA, LPC
  • How to Advocate Effectively with School Teams • Debrah Martin, MA
  • Homeschooling & Hybrid: Alternatives for Autistic Students • Shawna Wingert
  • Failure to Launch: Helping Young Adults with Autism Transition to Independent Living • Alisa Foreman, LMFT
  • Their Beautiful Minds: Focusing on Strengths • Dr. Edward Hallowell 
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