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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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Diane Kissner Director of Out Placement at the Windward School an incredible resource for children with language based learning disabilities. Placement is everything. From finding that specialty school to returning to a mainstream... more

Dr. Lynne Kenney is one of the most accessible psychologists in the US, an expert for Dr. Oz's Sharecare.com, organized wisdom, pediatricsafety and more, you can find her advice in Parenting, Parents, and Working Mother magazines.... more

Dr Lucy Miller Founder and Director of The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation ... expanding knowledge, fostering awareness and promoting recognition of Sensory Processing Disorder. Join us as we discuss the amazing... more

Alexander Souri Founder & Executive Director Relief Rider International a humanitarian childrens foundation. Riders International (RRI) is a humanitarian-based, adventure travel company that organizes horseback... more

On June 16, Child Protection Services appeared at the doorstep of Derek Hoare and gave him two choices, voluntarily hand over his 9-year-old autistic daughter, Ayn or they would take her citing ?safety? as the reason. Hoare is a... more

NAMI The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides support for individuals with mental illness and their friends and family. It is recognized as the preeminent voice on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country for the millions of... more

What if everything you were ever told about dieting was WRONG! What if some extra body fat was actually good for you? Why eating less and exercising more may not work? Learn how to find foods you like that will keep you satisfied and... more

Michael Woods – father of 3 boys with Autism and founder of Relational Crisis Prevention. Relational Crisis Prevention is a person-centered, relationship-focused crisis prevention model that: 1) is for parents of children... more

Solome Tibebu founder of Anxiety in Teens an incredible resource for struggling teens. When Solome Tibebu, 20, was a teenager, her anxiety was so severe that she didn't even want to be left home alone when her mother took their dog for... more

Priscilla Gilman The Anti Romantic Child A Story Of Unexpected Joy With an emotionally resonant combination of memoir and literature, Wordsworth scholar Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges of raising a son with hyperlexia, a... more
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