MEET YOUR PRESENTERS
APRIL 7th, 2020
TRACK 1: UNDERSTANDING 'DIFFERENT'
JAN BLACHER, Ph.D.
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
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
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
What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew
APRIL 7th, 2020
TRACK 2: PARENTING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
SARAH WAYLAND, Ph.D.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Licensed psychologist at the StixRud Group
Hiding in Plain Sight: Recognizing Autism in Girls
JULIE SKOLNICK, M.A., J.D
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Psychologist, Founder-Top College Consultants, Writer/Editor, Autism Expert
Transition to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
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
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
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
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
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 Neuro-Biofeedback for Treatment of ADHD
APRIL 11th, 2020
TRACK 9: LEVELING OPPORTUNITY AND ACTIVATING INCLUSION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND ADVOCACY
Dr. 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
Clinical Psychologist, Certified Academic Language Therapist, CEO- Maharashtra Dyslexia Association
Advocating For The Rights Of Your Child
Dr. KARTIKAY SAINI
Chairman- Scottish High International School, Board Member-Special Olympics, Head-Autism Research Centre of India
Unified & Inclusive Learning- Opportunities & Threshold
Those annoying little questions in your head!
A Virtual Conference allows remote attendees to access events and talk sessions by speakers from anywhere through their electronic devices. The conference is hosted entirely over the Internet. Participants who sign up for the conference through a website can watch the sessions via streaming video that’s hosted on a secure site. All you need is a device.
Once you register, you will receive a welcome email, followed by an email with instructions to create your own secure login to access the talks and an email with your login credentials for viewing the conference. The conference membership site will open 30 days before the start of the conference.You will also receive email updates from us in the weeks leading up to the event.
The conference is happening between April 7th-11th, 2020 – That’s 5 days of brilliant life-altering talks.
Well, because nobody likes their wallets growing lighter, and legroom on flights is tighter than ever. You can save the worry of spending big bucks, and the tedium of ‘networking’ just to get a few free drinks. Plus- you are the master of your own schedule, so watch and listen in your own time.
The talks scheduled for the day will all go live at 9 AM IST(Indian Standard Time). The conference will feature 30+ experts from diverse fields of neurology, psychology, psychiatry, medicine for special needs from across the world.
Each of the 30 talks explores one topic in depth over 45-60 minutes. So overall, you get 30+ hours of extremely high value.
Each of the 30+ talks explores each topic in depth over 45-60 minutes.
So overall you get 30+ hours of high value, potentially life-altering content in depth and breadth.
We have got most of the raging issues with growing kids covered- from toddlerhood to adolescence. We are sure you will find a talk that will gently guide you through your current situation- no matter what stage your kids are at.
Absolutely! All you have to do is sign up, and watch whenever, whatever and from wherever! That’s what technology does, after all!
Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Once you are signed up, you can watch the talks anytime for FREE! Please make sure you are in before the end of the conference, which is April 11th, 2020.
Nope! All this great content is entirely FREE! We have nothing to sell here.
We are definitely bringing you ideas, tools, strategies and techniques from the books and work of these experts(and there’s some stunning work in there) but it’s all about building a circle of support for parents with some proven science. There are links to the speakers’ books and courses if you want to dive further than a 45-minute talk.
This is virtual- so we don’t even care if you are in your sweatpants or with your hair in a messy bun. You could be in your nightsuit plugging into the talks just before calling it a day or you could be in your business-casuals plugging into a talk while driving to a meeting! There- you have the perks for going virtual.
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