About this 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
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.
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.
StartUnderstanding the Core Challenges of Growing Up with Autism, with Dr. Dan Shapiro, MD (45:18)
StartThe Trauma Effect the Autism Experience Has on the Brain, with Robert Cox, MA, LPC, NCC (51:53)
StartBrain Differences and Their Impact on Your Child’s Autistic Experience, with Sarah Wayland, PhD (49:34)
StartFlexible Thinking in a Dynamically Changing World, with Steven E. Gutstein, PhD (49:01)
StartCo-Occurring Disorders Common with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with Salya Namazi, PhD (45:01)
StartAutism is Different in Girls — They Don’t Fit the Autism Stereotypes, with Donna Henderson, Psy.D. (42:43)
- 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
"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