the behavior revolution


Celebrating and supporting neurodiverse families through brain science-backed insights, strategies, compassion, and guidance.

— we believe —

Kids do well if they can. (Parents too!)

Every child deserves to feel confident and competent. When they feel good and have the necessary skills, they can do good. We believe that understanding your unique child is the key to improving behavior. We believe in you and your child.

Your child is not giving you a hard time, your child is having a hard time.

When faced with challenging behavior, consider your child’s developmental level and intention. While the behavior may feel personal on the surface, your child is actually struggling.

Behavior is communication.

Your child may not have the skills to tell you directly what they need or what is wrong. They also may not have the skills to handle or manage big emotions.

Disruptive behavior is a signal that your child is feeling unsafe.

The human nervous system is exquisitely tuned to detect danger. And when your child doesn’t feel seen, heard, or safe, their neurology shifts into fight, flight, or freeze.

Changing your child’s behavior often requires a change in your parenting.

A parent’s mindset guides the journey. Unconditional love, connection, and collaboration are significant and empower a strong parent-child relationship.

Every child and every family can thrive.

We are all beautifully complex. No one is good or bad, just marvelously imperfect. We recognize that understanding and loving our kids just the way they are is the first step to creating a life where they can thrive.

Being a kid is harder than ever. ADHD and autism compound the challenges. And helping your kids navigate all those challenges is often confusing and frustrating for even the most dedicated parent.

You’ve tried the standard parenting approaches with little to no progress. You’re convinced you must be missing something. You’re convinced you aren’t the right parent for the job. You are trying so hard and your child’s behavior still isn’t improving. You clearly need to try something different.

We offer the clarity around brain science, the nervous system, and human behavior necessary help your child and your family thrive

We can help you

Get the Insights and Knowledge Necessary to Understand Your Child and Their Behavior

Learn Proven Tools and Strategies — Backed by Brain Science — to Identify and Reduce Challenging Behavior

Achieve Success with the Guidance You Need to Make Change Happen for Your Child and Your Family

Incorporate brain-science and the mind-body connection to improve behavior.

Every day scientists and researchers are uncovering more about the mind-body connection. At The Behavior Revolution, we combine psychology, polyvagal theory, behavior as communication, and specifics of the ADHD brain and the autistic brain to understand and effectively address the root of behavior, to improve behavior.

Enhance your understanding of your child and the ADHD/autism experience.

ADHD and autism are more complex than the diagnostic criteria. Follow our lead on a deep dive into the hidden layers and complexities of ADHD and autism to better understand your child’s day-to-day experience. This understanding means you will support your child in a more authentic, empowering and effective way. 

Get the support and guidance you need to make change happen in your family.

Successfully addressing behavior requires a complex perspective and approach. At The Behavior Revolution, we provide a blueprint to identify triggers, the knowledge and perspective necessary to understand your child’s response, strategies to help kids regulate, a game plan to teach lagging skills, strategies to keep yourself calm and respond to your child, rather than react, and the guidance to put it all into practice and see results. 

Start learning and connecting

The Behavior Revolution is all about one thing: providing the knowledge and parent training necessary to empower you to empower your child for success. Choose from expert interview sessions or parent training courses for immediate help. We have more behavior-specific training and a database of how to address a plethora of potential behaviors coming in 2021, as well.

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Meet your behavior guides

Meet Sarah and Penny, the parent coaches and special needs moms who started The Behavior Revolution.
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.

Penny Williams

Parenting ADHD/Autism Coach. Award-Winning Author. 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, including Boy Without Instructions.

Penny is the founder of, Founder and Instructor for the Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, host of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, facilitator for the Happy Mama Retreat, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine.

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Your child isn't you a hard time.

Your child is a hard time.

We get it. And we can help you. Come on in!

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