Parenting Autism Experts Library, Vol. 1

32 Experts on Autism and Parenting Reveal Their Top Insights and Strategies</br></br></br>


About this Library

We brought together 32 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 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 much more.

If you want to improve life for your child with autism, and improve life for yourself and your family, you need this Parenting Autism Library.

*This library will be most helpful for parents of kids identified as "high-functioning," Levels 1 "requiring support" and 2 "requiring substantial support", or Asperger's.


"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, U.S, 2018 Parenting Autism Summit

You have forever access to all the 2018 Parenting Autism Summit sessions, the companion Empowerment Workbook, and the downloadable bonuses offered by every one of the experts.

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.

Course Curriculum

  Intro & How To for Your Empowerment Pass
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Included Bonuses

  • Dan Shapiro, MD – BOOK EXCERPT: Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child
  • Robert Cox, MA, LPC, NCC – E-BOOK: The Life-Recovery Method: Autism treatment from a trauma perspective
  • Sarah Wayland, PhD – PRINTABLE: The Brain’s Stress Response – How your body responds to stress as it shifts into fight, flight, or freeze mode
  • Steven Gutstein, PhD – E-BOOK: Dynamic Intelligence and the MindGuiding Relationship
  • Salya Namazi, PhD – PRINTABLE: Conditions That Frequently Co-Occur With Autism and What to Look For
  • Donna Henderson, PsyD – PRINTABLE: How the Characteristics Listed in the DSM-5 Criteria Present in Girls
  • Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA – BOOK EXCERPT: What Is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Adapted from The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with SPD in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years
  • Jennifer Scribner, NTP, CGP – E-BOOK: 7 Foods to Reduce Brain Inflammation – and how to get your child to eat them.
  • Melissa Pangelinan, Ph.D. – TOOLKIT: Visual Schedule, Checklist, Social Story & Video Model for Teaching Tennis Skills (Forehand)
  • Maria Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP – PRINTABLE: Language Characteristics in Autism
  • Rita Eichenstein, PhD – BOOK EXCERPT: Not What I Expected: Help and Hope for Parents of Atypical Children
  • Brenda Smith Myles, PhD – PRINTABLE: Student Crisis Plan Sheet
  • Holly Moses, MS, BCBA, LPC, LPA – GUIDE: Behavior Detective Guide
  • Kari Dunn Buron – TOOLKIT: Incredible 5-Point Scale, Usage Guidelines, Sample Scale (filled in)
  • Debbie Reber – BOOK EXCERPT: Tilt 4 from Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
  • Penny Williams – WORKSHEET: Creating Your Parenting Vision
  • Heather Chauvin – DISCOUNT: $100 Off Heather’s Energetic Time Management Workshop
  • Rachelle Sheely, PhD – E-BOOK: Chapter (Milking Cherries) from My Baby Can Dance
  • Kathy Dow-Burger, MA, CCC-SLP – PRINTABLE: Social Cognition Graphic Organizers
  • Jenny Palmiotto, PsyD, LCMFT – PRINTABLE: 5 Steps Back to Loving Connections
  • Alisha Griffith, Au. D, CCC SLP, CPC – PRINTABLE: 3 Au-mazing tips to have a successful school year
  • Jackie Flynn, EDS, LMHC, RPT – VIDEO: What to Do When You Make a Mistake as a Parent
  • Vikki Spencer, MEd – PRINTABLE: Self-Care: 78 Sanity Ideas When You Have No Clue What You Really Want
  • John Elder Robison – BOOK EXCERPT: Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s, and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families and Teachers
  • Monica Adler Werner, MA – PRINTABLES: EF Domains and the Pejoratives That Can Help You Diagnose Your Child, & Scripts to Help Your Child Get Unstuck and On Target
  • Judith S. Bass, CEP – PRINTABLE: Spectrum of Support at the College Level: Different Types of Programming
  • Haley Dunn, MA, LPC – PRINTABLE: Career Readiness and Transition Planning
  • Debrah Martin, MA – PRINTABLE: Parent Advocacy Tips
  • Shawna Wingert – E-BOOK: Parenting Chaos: Practical Support and Encouragement for Parents of Explosive Children
  • Alisa Foreman, LMFT – PRINTABLE: Independent Living Skills
  • Ed Hallowell, Ph.D. – E-BOOK: Their Beautiful Minds

"This was the type of training is what I have been looking for since my children were diagnosed. It's so helpful to know about the challenges that others have gone through and the options available out there for me to prepare my kids for the future — in school, work, and social development. Thank you soooooo much for offering this summit!"

An, U.S, 2018 Parenting Autism Summit


This expert library will empower you to help your child… and your entire family.

Your Summit 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 both ADHD and autism, and the award-winning author of four books on parenting 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, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, facilitator of 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

"This summit showed me that I'm not alone. I have felt so defective because I couldn’t “fix” things for my son! The sessions inspired me to let my son lead. It’s scary, and it will be hard, but this is his life... if I want him to be independent, I need to let him start."

Vivian, U.S., 2018 Parenting Autism Summit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Parenting Autism Summit?
The Parenting Autism Summit is an annual online training event for parents of kids with Autism (specifically those with Level 1, "high-functioning," or Asperger's). More than 30 experts in the areas of autism, parenting, special needs, co-existing conditions, and self-care present 30-60 minute sessions sharing their expertise.
My child is non-verbal. Is this for me?
Probably not. The sessions in this Summit are geared towards parents of children with what is diagnostically referred to as "high-functioning" autism (what we prefer to call "less obvious autism") currently diagnosed as Level 1 or Level 2.
When does the event start and finish?
You can start immediately, or any time that works for you. You'll have forever access to all 30+ sessions and bonuses.
How long do I have access to the sessions and materials in this library?

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