You Can’t Miss This!

We’re bringing together 31 or more of the world’s autism and parenting experts to share the most effective symptom management and parenting strategies for kids with less-obvious autism, and their parents.
They’ll share insights on the autistic brain and experience, the impact of sensory struggles, effective symptom management, coping with emotional intensity, transitioning after high school, empowering your child for success, and so, so much more.
31 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.

What You'll Learn

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

How It Works


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

Sessions Go Live

Each day, November 5-10, a few 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.

“Being in the early stages of our journey, I’ve often felt as though I don’t know where to begin. I didn’t know how to reconcile the diagnosis with what I see in my child. This Summit provided me with many avenues to explore and consider as we move forward. It was comforting and reassuring to hear a consistent, overarching message of encouragement and positivity, as well as having specific and detailed information that I can apply to my situation. What a valuable opportunity! Thank You!!!”

— Tanya, U.S, 2018 Parenting ADHD Summit

The Experts & What You'll Learn From Them

 Monday, Nov. 5th: Understanding Autism

Understanding the Core Challenges of Growing Up with Autism

Dr. Dan Shapiro, MD
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Parent Child Journey Creator

The Trauma Effect the Autism Experience Has on the Brain

Robert Cox, MA, LPC, NCC
Nationally Certified Counselor, Author

Brain Differences and Their Impact on Your Child’s Autistic Experience

Sarah Wayland, PhD
Special Needs Care Navigator, RDI Consultant

Flexible Thinking in a Dynamically Changing World

Steven E. Gutstein, PhD
Developer & CEO of RDIconnect®

Co-Occurring Disorders Common with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Salya Namazi, PhD 
Clinical Neuropsychologist

Autism is Different in Girls — They Don’t Fit the Autism Stereotypes

Donna Henderson, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist

 Tuesday, Nov. 6th: Interventions

Understanding & Honoring Kids’ Sensory Sensitivities

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

Medication Management for Kids on the Spectrum

Dr. Gonzalo Laje, MD, MHSc, FAPA
Psychiatrist, Director, Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates

Creating Optimal Wellness for Kids with Autism, with Jennifer Scribner
Creating Optimal Wellness for Kids with Autism

Jennifer Scribner, NTP CGP
Nutritional Therapy, Certified GAPS™, and Restorative Wellness Practitioner

Interventions to Build Motor Skills for Brain Development 

Melissa Pangelinan, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Auburn University, Director: Pediatric Movement Lab

How to Help Kids With Language Processing Difficulties

Maria V. Dixon, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Learning to Cope: How the Parent Brain Evolves From Grief to Acceptance & Beyond

Rita Eichenstein, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Author of “Not What I Expected”

 Wednesday, Nov.7th: Parenting Strategies

Understanding the Rumble & Rage and Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns

Brenda Smith Myles, PhD
Author, Publisher, Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award

Managing and Resolving Challenging Behavior

Holly Moses, MS, BCBA, LPC, LPA
Psychologist, Behavior Analyst

Teaching Social and Emotional Concepts to Kids with Autism

Kari Dunn Buron
Autism Education Specialist, Author of “The Incredible 5-Point Scale”

Untangling Our Own Stuff So Our Kids Can Be Who They Are

Debbie Reber
Author of “Wired Differently,” Founder of TiLT Parenting

No “Fixing” Required: Accepting Our Kids for Who They Are

Heather Chauvin, BSW
Thought Leader in Parenting & Women’s Leadership

Change Course: The Pitfalls of Traditional Parenting & What Works Better

Penny Williams
Author of “Boy Without Instructions,” Self-Care & Parenting Trainer and Coach

Thursday, Nov. 8th: Friends & Family

The Importance of the Parent-Child Guiding Relationship

Rachelle Sheely, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Co-Developer of Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI)

Social Skills Interventions & Strategies that Help Kids with ASD

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

Loving Connections: Getting Away from Blame and Shame in Parenting

Jenny Palmiotto, PsyD, LMFT
Psychologist, Director of The Family Guidance & Therapy Center

Communication Strategies to Build Connections

Dr. Alisha Griffith, Au. D, CCC SLP, CPC
Communication Expert, Author, IGNITE Coach

Ensuring Siblings Feel Loved and Important, Too

Jackie Flynn, EDS, LMHC, RPT
Psychotherapist, Education Specialist, Play Therapist

The Importance of Self-Care for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Vikki Spencer
aka, The Mom Whisperer, Author, Mom Coach

 Friday, Nov. 9th: School, Work & Life Skills

Be Different: Navigating a World of Neurotyicals, with John Elder Robison
Be Different: Navigating the World of Neurotypicals

John Elder RobisonJohn Elder Robison
Author of 4 Books, Including “Look Me In the Eye,” Speaker, Advocate

Developing Independence & Flexibility in Teens w/ Executive Function Deficits

Monica Adler Werner, MA
Executive & Parent Coach at Center for Autism Assessment and Treatment

Transitioning to Life After High School: College & Gap Year

Judith S Bass, CEP
Founder of

Preparing Your Teen for Life After High School: Career Readiness

Haley Dunn, MA, LPC
Teen & Adult Coordinator at Milestones Autism Resources

How to Advocate Effectively with School Teams

Debrah Martin, MA
School Psychologist

Homeschooling & Hybrid: Alternatives for Autistic Students

Homeschooling & Hybrid: Alternative Possibilities for Students with AutismShawna Wingert
Founder of Not the Former Things, Author of 3 Books on Autism and Special Needs

Failure to Launch: Helping Young Adults with Autism Transition to Independent Living

Alisa Foreman, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Director of OPI

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

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(this sale expires November 10, 2018)

Forever Access to All 31 Video Presentations
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Download and Watch or Listen to Sessions Anywhere
The Companion Empowerment Workbook
All Speaker Bonus Downloads
2 Group Followup Coaching Calls After the Summit
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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 teaching 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, the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, and Expert Beacon. You can learn more at

“Thanks so much for the Summit. It’s been so helpful. It’s difficult to choose one aha moment as all the speakers were amazing. Loved it all; even listening in from England and getting up at 4 am every morning to take notes! Bless you Penny for all your hard work over the years that has culminated in helping so many others!”

— Helen, England, 2018 Parenting ADHD Summit

You Can't Afford to Miss This

$77  $457

(this sale expires November 10, 2018)

Forever Access to All 31 Video Presentations
Forever Access to All 31 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
Registration isn't open yet.


36-Hour Access to All 31 Video Presentations
36-Hour Access to All 31 Audio Presentations
Registration isn't open yet.