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ADHD & AUTISM EXPERT SESSIONS
Parenting is challenging. Add in ADHD and/or autism and the task of raising them to be successful, happy adults is only further complicated. Success in this special parenthood requires a mindset shift and an entirely different approach. You have to throw out the traditional parenting rule book and write your own custom version tailored to your individual child’s needs. We’ll help you do that in this collection.
These expert sessions feature 10 different experts in the fields of ADHD, autism, parenting, and child development. Each of the included sessions will help you get your mind right so you can help your neurodiverse family thrive. Not only will you learn how to take a collaborative approach with your child to foster confidence, you will also learn about the parenting approaches that work for neurodiverse kids, and how to both cope and thrive in your unique parenthood.
Join us on a journey of discovery where you will learn how to nurture your child with ADHD and/or autism while bringing peace to your entire family. Our goal is to help you understand your child while sharing strategies that will help you with:
When you punish a child for behavior that they cannot control, they feel helpless to do better. Instead, it's best to assume your neurodiverse child is doing the best they can. Learn how to shift your mindset, and make other changes that will support your child.
Traditional parenting doesn't work for most kids with ADHD and/or autism. Learn about the parenting approaches and strategies actually do work and how to successfully integrate them into your family life.
Neurodivergent kids respond well to a collaborative approach that gives them agency over their own lives while also teaching them the values important to you. Adopting this approach create a healthy parent-child relationship.
This parenting is HARD. It's physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing. To be the best parent you can be, you must first learn how to cope and protect your own emotional health. Only then can you turn to helping the rest of your family thrive. We'll share strategies for how to make this happen.
Debbie Reber, MA
Author of Wired Differently, Founder of TiLT Parenting
Parents of differently wired kids can be frustrated, isolated — even burnt out. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie Reber shares ten powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking and behavior in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful, create a stronger family dynamic, and give their extraordinary children what they need to thrive.
Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
Some parents hold on to traditional expectations as they think about how to parent their kids with ADHD and/or autism. Yet holding on to those visions can be more detrimental than helpful to your kids, you, and your family. Letting go of the small things and accepting and honoring our kids for who they are will improve behavior, reduce your stress, and help your child to thrive. Dr. Lockhart talks with Penny about what assumptions may be holding you back and how to let them go.
Colleen Kessler, M.Ed.
Gifted Ed Coach, Author, RaisingLifelongLearners.com
We tend to worry about our kids’ futures even more when they have ADHD and/or autism. It can seem like a daunting, maybe even impossible task to help them find and develop their purpose. In this session, Colleen Kessler helps us determine where to start and what steps we can take to begin the process of guiding our kids to find their purpose through exploring and nurturing interests and passions. This is about more than signing our kids up for classes… this is about getting creative, thinking outside the box, and growing to understand who our kids really are.
Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, ACG
Attention Coach, Expert on Attention Issues, Founder of DIG Coaching
The right mindset is one of the most important shifts you can make when parenting neurodiverse kids. In this session, Attention Coach Jeff Copper and Penny discuss the mindset that works when your kids are neurodiverse and how to shift your perspective. Learn how changing your mindset will improve behavior, help your child accomplish their goals, and create successes. This isn’t about positive thinking — in fact, we don’t talk about a positive attitude at all. Instead, we look at the way differently wired brains work, focus on setting a simple high-level goal, and then think outside the box to help your child succeed.
John Willson, MS, LRT/CTRS
Executive Director of SOAR, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Neurodiverse kids need a different kind of parent than neurotypical kids do. They need a parent who is attuned to the way their brains work and what their experience is like. They need parent who can see a child’s intention and spirit and honor it. Listen as John Willson and Penny discuss what parenting approaches and strategies are optimal for raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. With years of experience helping children and adolescents with ADHD see their true value and potential at SOAR, as well as raising his own children with ADHD, “Big John” deeply understands kids with neurodifferences and learning disabilities. He and his program are exceptional — don’t miss his insights.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus & Diane Dempster
ADHD Coaches, Founders of ImpactParents
Many of us grew up with the understanding that parents should be the authority, and American society certainly encourages that. However, that parenting style may not be appropriate for kids with ADHD and/or autism. Neurodiverse kids need different parenting approaches. Listen as we discuss taking a coach approach to parenting kids with ADHD and/or autism. Learn the basics of the coach approach and how to implement it with your own child. Recognize how this approach will foster independence, teaching your kids to understand, manage, and use their brains effectively.
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Founding Director of Lives in the Balance, Originator of the CPS Model, Author The Explosive Child
Behavior is the problem most parents of kids with ADHD and/or autism hone in on. Yet, behavior isn’t really the problem, it’s really just a symptom. As a parent, you won’t see improvement until you address the underlying problem — the challenges that drive the behavior. Join Dr. Ross Greene and Penny as we discuss his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach to parenting challenging kids. You’ll learn how to determine the actual problems, and the collaborative process that will help you to work with your child to find lasting solutions. Dr. Greene’s approach changed our family, and it can change yours, too.
Speedchalk Artist, Motivation Speaker, Adult with ADHD
School and many parts of life in general can be defeating when a child has ADHD and/or autism. Speed Artist Ben Glenn knows that well. He struggled in school growing up and didn’t even consider art or take an art class until his junior year in high school. And yet, he has a phenomenal gift that he uses (very successfully) to reach and teach others. Listen in as Ben discusses growing up with ADHD and being supported by family, surrounded by people who could mentor him and were and open to doing things differently. Learn how they helped him discover his talent and passion, and provided the spark to help him blaze his own, successful, trail.
Rev. Mantu Joshi
Author of The Resilient Parent, Award Winning Theological Scholar, Ordained Minister
Being the parent of a child with special needs is hard. It’s incredibly stressful and that stress impacts your physical and mental health. A healthy dose of resilience is needed to survive and thrive in this special parenthood. Learn what it takes to build resilience in the face of adversity, and how necessary that resilience truly is. Discover the power of perspective and the steps that will help you become resilient.
Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Author of Not What I Expected
When your child is diagnosed with a disability like ADHD or autism, it’s easy to focus your energy on how to help them. But before you can help your child, you need to process your own emotions and recognize how those emotions may be shaping your decisions. In this interview, Dr. Eichenstein explains the importance of parents as a critical component of a child’s treatment. Listen as Dr. Eichenstein and Sarah talk about the stages parents go through as they come to terms with their children’s diagnoses: what each stage feels like, what to look for, how to help when family members are in a different stage than you are, and how to address the challenges you will face. Dr. Eichenstein reminds us that, “Your well-being is part of your child’s medicine.”
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Meet the coaches and special needs moms who created the parenting summits and experts libraries
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.
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 ParentingADHDandAutism.com, 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.
Get 10 expert video sessions for just $47 U.S. That’s less than $5 per session!