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.“
“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.”
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.
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, 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
Ruth 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
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 RaisingLifelongLearners.com
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, 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
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.”
“The Summit is a gold mine of information. Every parent of a special needs child needs to listen to it. Amazing!”
“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.”
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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
36-Hour Access to All 28 Video Presentations
36-Hour Access to All 28 Audio Presentations
Meet Your Hosts
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 ADHD, The 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.
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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