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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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Dr Allen Frances Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force returns to discuss the confusion and concerns over the soon to be released DSMV. How will the changes impact your child? What do the changes mean for your childs... more

Join guests Dr Temple Grandin, Rebecca Banks and Diane Kennedy authors of "Bright Not Broken - Gifted Kids ADHD and Autism" as they discuss the upcoming changes to the DSMV and how it could affect children and adults on the... more

Wendy Young and Kidlutions helps families findi help with problems that children, kids, students and parents have with behavior attitudes anger anxiety depression grief divorce moving relocation. Kidlutions offers the products and the support... more

Dr. Tippy and Floortime™ creator Dr Stanley Greenspan collaborated on Respecting Autism. In 2005, Dr. Greenspan became a consultant to The Rebecca School and his work with students is featured throughout the book. The school... more

The MetLife Center for Special Needs PlanningSM helps you to take steps to provide lifetime quality care that your dependent with special needs requires. Planning for the future of an individual with special needs requires in-depth... more

Jen Hancock – Are we making life harder on ourselves than we need to? The Humanist Approach to Happiness Lead a happier more productive live

Apostrophe - a quarterly magazine taking the Can't - Shouldn't and Don't out of developmental disabilities. An outstanding publication and an honor to share with our special needs families

Physician, Clinical Neuroscientist, Writer – Advancing Mind Science In the last 10 years incredible neuroscience evidence about the communication networks between the brain, the endocrine system and the immune system encourage a... more

Autism & Natural Mothering Advocate, Reiki Master, Blogger, Author of The Mother Consciousness, Founder of Exceptional Beyond Labels Susan is the mother of two fantastic, expressive, healthy daughters. As she spent the past... more

Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism The future of our society depends on our gifted children--the population in which we'll find our next Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Virginia Woolf. Yet the gifts and talents of some of... more
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