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Award winning, world renowned authors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and respected children's foundations join us to help you better understand a special needs child.... and yourself. You are your child's best advocate - if not you then who - become an informed educated parent here at The Coffee Klatch.

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GIFTED KIDS, ADHD, AND AUTISM: WHY TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN ARE STUCK AND HOW TO HELP THEM Hosted by Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Banks, authors of Bright Not Broken and The ADHD-Autism Connection with Dr Temple Grandin. Diane is the mother of three twice-exceptional sons who has spent over 18 years advocating for special needs children. Rebecca, a veteran educator who has spent nearly a decade teaching in inclusive classrooms, is the mother of two twice-exceptional children. Together, Diane and Rebecca will examine the issues around twice-exceptional children—that is, gifted kids with hidden disabilities such as ADHD, Asperger's/autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and related conditions. Their unique perspective and fresh approach will help parents, educators, and healthcare professionals understand who these kids are, why they're stuck, and how to help them. In a time when the diagnostic system is in flux and education is under fire, this program will look
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Join us as we talk about twice-exceptional children with Drs. James Webb and Edward Amend, psychologists and experts on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted and talented youth. James T. Webb, Ph.D., has been... more

Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, is one of the nation's leading clinicians in the treatment of children's behavioral problems and disorders, particularly attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the social anxiety disorder... more

Senior Director, Anxiety & Mood Disorders Center; Director, Intensive Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Program CHILD MIND INSTITUTE Jerome Bubrick, PhD, is a nationally renowned cognitive and behavioral... more

We are honored to have Dr Grandin return for her fifth appearance on The Coffee Klatch. "Different Not Less " the phrase made famous by Dr Grandin's mother Eustacia Cutler in the HBO biopic Thinking In Pictures the story of Temple... more

The New York Times story Autism Wars has a lot of people talking - Wednesday a very special event - Thinking Persons Guide To Autism editors take the mic discussing cross-disability solidarity. The NYT story featured two of the... more

Dana Commandatore is the mother of an autistic boy hoping for a better quality of life for autistic people and their families. Through her creation of Rethinking Autism with her husband and actor Michael Broderick, she has started the... more

Alex Plank is a busy young man. Creating one of the most subscribed to and successful web sites for those with Asperger's and Autism isn't enough for him. In addition to creating and running WrongPlanet.net, Alex has a very active... more

Listen to Wendy Fournier, President of the National Autism Association. The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected... more

Autism Movement Therapy is focused on serving the autism community by supporting autism research and through cognitive re-mapping, Joanne Lara's successful Autism Movement Therapy® is an interhemispheric SENSORY... more

Autisable's Mission is to be of service to the Autism Community by providing an open platform where anything Autism Related can be shared and discussed. Autisable is an online community second to none that connects people who want... more
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