All Parenting Autism Experts Libraries

</br></br>Forever Access to Top Insights and Strategies for Effectively Raising a Child with ADHD, from 60 Leading Autism and Parenting Experts</br></br>


About the Parenting Autism Experts Libraries

These libraries are all about helping you to help your child — and your family — thrive. Sixty (60) interviews with some of the world’s autism and parenting experts to share the most effective symptom management and parenting strategies for kids with less-obvious ("high-functioning") autism or Asperger's, 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, behavior, emotions, and regulation, social challenges, life as a teen or adult with autism, empowering your child for success, and so, so much more.

Join thousands of parents improving life for their children with autism, as well as themselves and their families.


"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."


“I have a renewed sense of hope for the future and a ton of new tricks in my bag! I could never have found all of these resources on my own in a lifetime, and you gave them to me in a week.”


The Experts & What You'll Learn From Them

2019 Library

Behavior, Emotions & Self-Regulation

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. Understanding how lagging skills and development impact behavior leads to happier kids and families.

— Sensory Challenges: What They Are and How to Help Your Kid Cope • Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA, Author of “The Out-of-Sync Child,” Music, Movement, and Drama Teacher

— Self-Regulation and Autism Susan Hopkins, EdD, Executive Director of The MEHRIT Centre

— Interoception — The Eighth Sense Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, International Speaker, Author of “Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System” and “The Interoception Curriculum”

— When the Two Exceptionalities are Autism & Giftedness Julie F. Skolnick MA, JD, Founder of With Understanding Comes Calm

— Developing Flexible Thinking Kristine Mastronardi & Jake Mastrionardi, A Mother-Son team, Kristine is a Certified RDI® Consultant & Jake is a CATCH-Certified Dog Trainer and a person with autism

— The Ziggurat Model – Designing Comprehensive Intervention Plans Ruth Aspy, PhD & Barry G. Grossman, PhD. Psychologists. Co-Creators of the Ziggurat Model, coauthors of “FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD

Autism, Trauma, and the Therapies that Can Remap the Brain • Julie M Bowen, LCSW. Director of Therapy and Services at HOPE Therapy & Wellness Center.

Parenting the Kid You Have

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.

— Honoring the Emotional Experiences of Teens & Young Adults Debbie Reber, MA, Author of “Wired Differently: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World,” Founder of TiLT Parenting

— The Subtle Presentations of Autism Donna Henderson, PsyD, Clinical Neuropsychologist with The Stixrud Group

— How to Let Go of the Struggle and Focus on What Matters Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, Pediatric Psychologist, Board Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

— The Power of Creating Structure & Routine Penny Williams, Award-Winning Author, Self-Care & Parenting Coach

— Holistic Care for Kids with Autism Elisa Song, MD, Integrative Pediatrician, Founder of Whole Family Wellness

— Finding Purpose: Exploring & Nurturing Your Child’s Interests Colleen Kessler, MEd, Gifted Education Coach, Author, Speaker, and Founder of

— Working With Your Child's Pediatrician Yulanda Swindell, MD, Pediatrician at The One World Center for Autism

Making Connections & Social Development

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.

— What I Wish They Knew When I Was Young… Kim Clairy, OTR/L with Williams Miller, Licensed Occupational Therapist, Private Consultant, ASD Expert

— Language Skills: How They Cause Difficulties with Theory of Mind, Problem Solving, and More Kathy Dow-Burger, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist/ Associate Clinical Professor, University of Maryland – College Park

— A Friend for Me: Navigating the Journey of Friendship Rachelle Sheely, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Co-Developer of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®), and President of the RDI Connections Center

— The Importance of Making Meaningful Connections Dr. Edward Hallowell, Board-certified Child & Adult Psychiatrist, NY Times Best-Selling Author, world-renowned speaker, and founder of The Hallowell Centers

— The Foundations of Connection and How to Teach Them Sarah Wayland, PhD, RDI® Consultant, Parent Coach, Special Needs Care Navigator, Internationally Recognized Speaker

— Teaching Social Skills Using the PEERS® Curriculum • Caron Starobin, LCSW-C, & Jamell White, PhD, LCSW-C - Therapists and Certified PEERS® Instructors

— Helping Your Anxious Child with Social Interactions & Connections • Sharon Saline, PsyD - Clinical Psychologist

School, Work & Beyond

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.

— Working With and Improving Executive Functioning Deficits Brendan Mahan, MEd, MS, Executive Function Consultant/ Coach, Veteran Educator

College Supports & Preparing for Employment Laurie Ackles, LMSW, Director of the Spectrum Support Program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Higher Education Consultant with College Autism Spectrum (CAS)

The Intersection of Race, Autism, and Emotional Disabilities Abila Tazanu, MD, Founder and Executive Director of the One World Center for Autism, Inc.

How to Help Autistic People Develop Self-Advocacy Skills Stephen Shore, Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University - Educator, Consultant and Author

Tools & Strategies for the Classroom Sasha Long, BCBA, MA, Behavior Analyst, Former Special Education Teacher, Founder of The Autism Helper, Inc.

— Assistive Technology to Help Students with Autism & Related Learning Challenges Joan L. Green, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Specialist, Author, Presenter

Navigating Special Education When Your Child has Autism • Kristin Cook, Special Education Navigator

(For a detailed description of every 2018 session, click here.)

2018 Library

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.

— Understanding the Core Challenges of Growing Up with Autism • Dr. Dan Shapiro, MD, Developmental Pediatrician, Founder of Parent Child Journey Program

— The Trauma Effect the Autism Experience Has on the Brain • Robert Cox, MA, LPC, NCC, Therapist, Author of The Life Recovery Method

— Brain Differences and Their Impact on Your Child’s Autistic Experience • Sarah Wayland, PhD, RDI® Consultant, Parent Coach, Special Needs Care Navigator

— Flexible Thinking in a Dynamically Changing World • Steven E. Gutstein, PhD, Developer of RDIconnect®

— Co-Occurring Disorders Common with Autism Spectrum Disorder • Salya Namazi, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist & Licensed Psychologist

— Autism is Different in Girls — They Don’t Fit the Autism Stereotypes •
Donna Henderson, Psy.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist with The Stixrud Group


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.

— Understanding & Honoring Kids’ Sensory Sensitivities • Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA, Author of The Out of Sync Child, Sensory Expert

— Medication Management for Kids on the Spectrum • Dr. Gonzalo Laje, MD, MHSc, FAPA, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

— Creating Optimal Wellness for Kids with Autism • Jennifer Scribner, NTP CGP, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS™ Practitioner

— Enhancing Success for Physical Activity and Sports Programs • Melissa Pangelinan, PhD, Director, Pediatric Movement & Physical Activity Lab, Auburn University

— How to Help Kids With Language Processing Difficulties • Maria Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

— Learning to Cope: How the Parent Brain Evolves From Grief to Acceptance and Beyond • Rita Eichenstein, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Author of Not What I Expected

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.

— Understanding the Rumble & Rage and Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns • Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, President of AAPC Publishing, World-Reknown Speaker on Autism

— Managing and Resolving Challenging Behavior • Holly Moses, MS, BCBA, LPC, LPA, Psychologist and Behavior Analyst

— Teaching Social and Emotional Concepts to Kids with Autism • Kari Dunn Buron, Co-Author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale

— Untangling Our Own Stuff So Our Kids Can Be Who They Are • Debbie Reber, Author of Wired Differently, Founder of TiLT Parenting

— No “Fixing” Required: Accepting Our Kids for Who They Are • Heather Chauvin BSW, Tedx Speaker, Creator of the Mom Is In Control Podcast

— Change Course: The Pitfalls of Traditional Parenting & What Works Better • Penny Williams, Award-Winning Author, Self-Care & Parenting ADHD & Autism Coach

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.

— The Importance of the Parent-Child Guiding Relationship • Rachelle Sheely, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Co-Developer of RDI®

— Social Skills Interventions and Strategies that Help Children with ASD • Kathy Dow-Burger, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist/ Associate Clinical Professor

— Loving Connections: Getting Away from Blame and Shame • Jenny Palmiotto, PsyD, LMFT, Clinical Director Family Guidance & Therapy Center, Founder Love & Autism

— Communication Strategies to Build Connections • Dr. Alisha Griffith, Au. D, CCC SLP, CPC, Speech-Language Pathologist Audiologist, Author of Au-mazing Gift

— Ensuring Siblings Feel Loved & Important, Too • Jackie Flynn, EDS, LMHC, RPT, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist

— The Importance of Self-Care for Parents of Kids with Special Needs • Vikki Spencer, Family Change Agent, Encourager of the Worn, and Mom Whisperer

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.

— Be Different: Navigating the World of Neurotypicals • John Elder Robison, Author of the NYT Bestseller, Look Me In the Eye

— Developing Independence & Flexibility in Teens w/ Executive Function Deficits • Monica Adler Werner, MA, Executive Function and Parent Coach, Co-Author of Unstuck & On Target

— Transitioning to Life After High School: College & Gap Year • Judith S Bass, CEP, Developer of CollegeWebLD

— Preparing Your Teen for Life After High School: Career Readiness • Haley Dunn, MA, LPC, Teen & Adult Coordinator at Milestones Autism Resources

— How to Advocate Effectively with School Teams • Debrah Martin, MA, School Psychologist, Advocate for Children

— Homeschooling & Hybrid: Alternatives for Autistic Students • Shawna Wingert, Creator of Not The Former Things, Former Educator

— Failure to Launch: Helping Young Adults with Autism Transition to Independent Living • Alisa Foreman, LMFT, Clinical Director, Optimum Performance Institute

— Their Beautiful Minds: Focusing on Strengths • Dr. Edward Hallowell, Child & Adult Psychiatrist, NYT Best-Selling Author

(For a detailed description of every 2018 session, click here.)


“I just wanted to reach out to thank you so much for putting together this summit and allowing me to participate as a parent free of charge. I have been finding the sessions so incredibly helpful and encouraging. It's eye opening and educational to understand the world of autism beyond my everyday experiences with my son, but to hear beyond from experts I wouldn't ordinarily hear from, helps me help my son. Thank you.”


"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."


"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!"


What You Get

Forever access to all 60 video presentations
Forever access to all 60 audio presentations
— The 2 Empowerment Workbooks
— All 60 speaker bonuses
Certificates of Completion for Each Library

Valued at well over $900 USD

Courses Included with Purchase

Parenting Autism Experts Library, Vol. 2
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Sarah Wayland, PhD
Parenting Autism Experts Library, Vol. 1
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Sarah Wayland, Ph.D.

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Bonuses Included

  • Sarah Wayland, PhD – PRINTABLE: 6 Skills Your Child Needs to Connect with Others
  • Dr. Susan Hopkins – PRINTABLE: Graphics by Kristin Wiens to Help You Understand the Stressors You Experience in the Five Domains of Self-Reg + Articles Explaining Self-Reg
  • Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L – PRINTABLE: DIY Body Check Chart
  • Donna Henderson, PsyD – PRINTABLES: Myths About Autism, Autism in Girls, and Subtle Autism
  • Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA – BOOK EXCERPT: What Is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Adapted from The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up
  • Debbie Reber – GUIDE: 5 Must-Listen to Episodes of the TiLT Parenting Podcast for Parents of Teens
  • Colleen Kessler, MEd– WORKSHEET: Developing Your Child's Strengths
  • Penny Williams – PRINTABLE: Homework Tips Cheat Sheet
  • Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP – PRINTABLE: In-the-Moment Parenting Strategies
  • Kim Clairy, OTR/L – E-BOOK: What I Wish They Knew When I Was Young
  • Sharon Saline, PsyD– CHEAT SHEET: 5 Steps to Change Your Relationship with Anxiety
  • Laurie Ackles, LMSW – WORKSHEETS: College Readiness Survey Questionnaires for Parent & Student
  • Dr. Stephen Shore– PRINTABLE: Developing Self-Advocacy Skills for People with Autism
  • Joan L. Green, MA CCC-SLP– GUIDE: Assistive Technology Resource Guide
  • Rachelle Sheely, PhD – PRINTABLE: 17 Pre-requisites for Successful Dyads
  • Kathy Dow-Burger, MA, CCC-SLP – CHEAT SHEETS: Vocabulary Building Strategies
  • Ed Hallowell, Ph.D. – ARTICLE: Twelve Points for Making Meaningful Connections with Others
  • Julie F. Skolnick MA, JD – PRINTABLE: 10 Advocacy Steps
  • Kristine Mastronardi – VIDEO: Mindguiding with RDI
  • Ruth Aspy, PhD & Barry G. Grossman, PhD– PRINTABLE: Intervention Ziggurat, 5 Questions
  • Julie Bowen, LCSW – PRINTABLE: Activities to Help Achieve Mindfulness
  • Elisa Song, MD – E-BOOK: The Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make When Their Child Has a Fever
  • Yulanda Swindell, MD – CHECKLIST: Important Information to Share with Your Pediatrician
  • Caron Starobin, LCSW-C & Jamell White, PhD, LCSW-C – CHEAT SHEETS: Strategies for Supporting Social Skill Development, Exiting Conversations & Handling Disagreements
  • Brendan Mahan, MEd, MS – E-BOOK: 5 Ways to Overcome the Wall of Awful
  • Abila Tazanu, MD – PRESENTATION: Autism 101 for Caregivers
  • Sasha Long, BCBA, MA – WORKSHEETS: Visuals for Time Management and Waiting
  • Kristin Cook – WORKSHEET: Taking Meeting Notes at School Meetings
  • 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

Your Summits 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

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). Experts in the areas of autism, parenting, special needs, co-existing conditions, and self-care present 30-60 minute sessions sharing their expertise. This bundle includes 60 of those sessions.
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 often referred to as "high-functioning" autism currently diagnosed as Level 1 or Level 2 in the United States or Asperger's in other countries.
How long do I have access to the sessions and materials in this library?
How does forever sound? You will have access to all these materials forever. :)

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