Understanding Your Child with Autism

A Bundle of Expert Sessions from
the 2018 & 2019 Parenting Autism Summits

Each year, we gather the best and brightest minds in autism and parenting to help parents empower their children with autism so they can thrive.

This bundle contains a curated subset of the interviews from those summits, all about understanding the autistic brain and how it shapes your child.

You will learn about:

— the core challenges of autism,

— brain differences and the effects they have on behavior,

— common disorders that co-occur with autism,

— how the autistic experience is different for girls

— what people with autism wish their parents knew,

— the features of less obvious autism, and

— the intersection between giftedness and autism.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Understanding the gifts and challenges will help you better understand your child so you can help them succeed.

If you want to better understand how your child's brain-based differences drive behavior, you need to watch these sessions.


"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

"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, US

Your 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

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