SPINS 2020

MEET YOUR PRESENTERS

APRIL 7th, 2020
TRACK 1: UNDERSTANDING 'DIFFERENT'

JAN BLACHER, Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Blacher
Distinguished Professor,
Associate Dean,
Former UC Presidential Chair
Director, SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center,
Graduate School of Education,
University of California
Autism 101 and Smooth Sailing  Into Early School Years For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. SAMIR DALWAI

Dr. Samir Dalwai
Developmental Pediatrician, Founder-Director, New Horizons Group; Former National Chairperson, Chapter of Developmental Pediatrics, Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Autism And Lifestyle: Small Interventions That Lead To Big Changes

Dr. MARK BERTIN

Dr. Mark Bertin
Development and Behavioral Paediatrics Specialist, Author of 'How Children Thrive, ''Mindful Parenting For ADHD', "The Family ADHD Solution'
Let’s Get Together: ADHD, Autism and Social Relations (Reviewing how these conditions overlap, how they do not, and how to build social skills)

SHARON SALINE, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Author Of 'What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life', Winner of 'Best Books Awards' and Mom's Choice Award
Clinical Psychologist, Author Of 'What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life', Winner of 'Best Books Awards' and Mom's Choice Award
What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew

APRIL 7th, 2020
TRACK 2: PARENTING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

SARAH WAYLAND, Ph.D.

Dr. Sarah Wayland
Parent Coach, RDI® Consultant
Co-Editor of 'Technology Tools for Students With Autism'.
Understanding Your Dysregulated Child and Solving Problems Collaboratively

ELAINE TAYLOR-KLAUS & DIANE DEMPSTER

Elaine and Diane
Co-Founders, ImpactADHD®,
Co-Authors of Parenting ADHD Now!: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD
The Coach Approach To Dealing With ADHD

KARI DUNN BURON, MS

Kari Dunn Buron
Autism Education Specialist, Co-Creator of the 5-Point Scale, Author of "When My Worries Get Too Big" and winner of the Mom's Choice Award.
‘When My Worries Get Too Big!’- Using the 5-Point Scale To Teach Emotional Regulation & Relaxation

WILLIAM STIXRUD, Ph.D.

William Stixrud
Founder- The Stixrud Group, Co-author of the national bestseller, 'The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives'.
Strategies To Promote Autonomy In Kids With Special Needs

APRIL 8th, 2020
TRACK 3: MAKING SENSE OF 'SENSORY'

CAROL KRANOWITZ, M.A.

Carol Kranowitz
Author of the million-copy bestseller "Your Out-Of-Sync Child' and other books in the 'Sync' series, "Recipient of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Board member of the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder.
The Out-of-Sync Child: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

LINDSEY BIEL, M.A., OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist, Co-author of the award-winning 'Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues', with a foreword by Temple Grandin.
Sensory Challenges and Autism: Real-Life Sensory Smart ™ Strategies

KELLY MAHLER, MS, OTR/L

Kelly Mahler
Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Author of several bestselling books on Interoception and Spectrum Disorders, Winner of Mom's Choice Awards
Understanding Interoception To Help Develop Positive Communication and Promote Self-Regulation

APRIL 8th, 2020
TRACK 4: SELF-CARE FOR SUCCESS

LEEZA STEINDORF

Leeza Carlone Standorf
Success Coach, Forbes Coaches Council Member, former Tony Robbins Results Coach, Negotiation and Communication Specialist, Best-selling Author of 'Connected Parent, Empowered Child'
Communication Strategies For Building Deep Connections With Tough Kids

VIKKI SPENCER

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The Mom Whisperer, Certified Elite Life Coach, Author of 'Momifesto: 9 Practices of Phenomenal Moms'
Finding Patience Amidst The Inner Chatter, Anger And Frustration

LAUREN BRUKNER, MS, OTR/L

Lauren Brukner
Founder- 'Awesome And In-Control', Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Guest on 'The Autism Show', Author of 'Self-Control to the Rescue!: Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life', Winner of Mom's Choice Awards
Integrating Awesome and In-Control Strategies into Daily Life: Simple Tips and Tricks for Parents

APRIL 9th, 2020
TRACK 5: UNDERSTANDING VARIATIONS ON THE SPECTRUM

DONNA HENDERSON, Ph.D.

Henderson #1
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Licensed psychologist at the StixRud Group
Hiding in Plain Sight: Recognizing Autism in Girls

JULIE SKOLNICK, M.A., J.D

Julie Skolnick
Founder- 'With Understanding Comes Calm', Secretary -Maryland Superintendent’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council, Producer- 2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference, Simultaneous Supports Committee Member for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
Cycle for Success: Working With Twice-Exceptional Kids

MARCIA ECKERD, Ph.D.

Dr. Marcia Eckerd
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CT ASD Advisory Council, AANE Clinical Advisory Group representing The Aspergian.
Strategies And Techniques That Work For People With Asperger’s Syndrome

APRIL 9th, 2020
TRACK 6: APPLYING NEURODEVELOPMENTAL SOLUTIONS FOR LEARNING SUCCESS

MICHAEL HART, Ph. D.

Michael Hart
Psychologist, Advisory Board Co-Chair For 'Difference Learning Programme', UNESCO MGIEP India, Subject Matter Expert on Understood.org, Co-Founder, TEDx Nashville.
Accommodating Learning Differences In The Classroom

JAN BEDELL, Ph.D.

Jan Bedell
Neuro-Educational Specialist, Brain Coach, Founder-President, Little Giant Steps
NeuroDevelopmental Solutions for Teaching In Public, Private and Home Schools

NANDINI C. SINGH, Ph.D.

nandini-chatterjee-singh
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Head, UNESCO MGIEP's flagship Libre, and Difference Learning projects, Recognized as one of the Indian women stalwarts in science by The Institute of Mathematical Science in collaboration with The Life of Science.
Understanding The DALI(Dyslexia Assessment for Languages of India)

DIANNE CRAFT, MA

Dianne Craft
Creator of the 'Three-Pronged Approach: Brain Integration Therapy, Right Brain Teaching Strategies, and
Targeted Nutritional Interventions'; President- Child Diagnostics, Inc.
Using Brain Integration Therapy And Nutritional Intervention For Learning Success

APRIL 10th, 2020
TRACK 7: TRANSITIONING INTO FUTURE-READY ADULTHOOD

ERIC ENDLICH, Ph.D.

Eric Endlich 1
Psychologist, Founder-Top College Consultants, Writer/Editor, Autism Expert
Transition to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

PETER SHANKMAN

peter shankman
Serial Entrepreneur and Writer, Founder of HARO(Help A Reporter Out), Founder- ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, Host -'Faster Than Normal' Podcast, Author of 'Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain', TEDx Speaker
Harnessing The ADHD Brain For Goal Setting And Hyperproductivity To Be Awesome At Work

RICK FIERY

Rick Fiery
Serial Entrepreneur, Co- Founder- InventiveLabs For Alternate Learners, TEDx Speaker
How To Harness Acceptance To Drive Creativity And Passion For Alternate Learners

APRIL 10th, 2020
TRACK 8: MEDICATION, EMERGING RESEARCH, AND NEW INSIGHTS

Dr. YASHESWINI KAMARAJU

Yasheswini Kamaraju
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Director, The Reach Clinic; Founder, The Reach Foundation for Community Services, Speaker, Author, Faculty for Mental Health Training Programs, Bangalore
Addressing Behavioral Challenges In Children With Special Needs – Relevance Of Medication Use

Dr. ALOK SHARMA

Dr. Alok Sharma
Neurosurgeon, Neuroscientist, Founder-Director- NeuroGen Brain And Spine Institute, 'Bharat Gaurav' Awardee from the House Of Commons, Britain; Winner Of The Times Health Excellence Award For StemCell Therapy.
Exploring The Potential Of Neuro-Rehabilitation And Stem Cell Therapy For Special Needs

Dr. MARY AMMERMAN

Mary Ammerman
Vice-President-Institute for Applied Neuroscience, Clinical Psychologist, Author- 10 Facts You Should Know Before Making the Decision to Medicate Your Child
Exploring The Efficacy of NeuroBiofeedback for Treatment of ADHD

APRIL 11th, 2020
TRACK 9: LEVELING OPPORTUNITY AND ACTIVATING INCLUSION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND ADVOCACY

Dr. ROD BERGER

Rod Berger
Education Industry Strategist, President- CEO, MindRocket Media Group, Collaborator: AmericanEdTV and CBS’s Jack Ford on Original Educational News Programming
Leveraging The Online Education Ecosystem For Unique Learning Outcomes

MASARRAT KHAN

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Clinical Psychologist, Certified Academic Language Therapist, CEO- Maharashtra Dyslexia Association
Advocating For The Rights Of Your Child

Dr. KARTIKAY SAINI

Dr. karthikey Saini
Chairman- Scottish High International School, Board Member-Special Olympics, Head-Autism Research Centre of India
Unified & Inclusive Learning- Opportunities & Threshold

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