JOIN US FOR THE AUTISM PARENTING SUMMIT

Learn how to help your child THRIVE!

From the comfort of your home, navigate the challenges of the autism spectrum and learn how you can give your child the best start in life from our panel of experts.

Parenting a child with autism is a challenging - yet rewarding - job.

You’re not just mom or dad, you’re a teacher, advocate, therapist...and so much more!
All parents worry about their children, but you face challenges with communication, social skills, behavior, daily activities…it’s enough to make your head spin.

Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

The Autism Parenting Summit from Autism Parenting Magazine takes place 16th-19th September 2022.

This FREE virtual event is full of expert speaker sessions helping you in the areas that matter most.

What are you waiting for? Join us for FREE today!

WHY ATTEND THE AUTISM PARENTING SUMMIT?

Are You Still Undecided? Here’s A Taste Of Some Of The Topics Our Experts Will be Speaking About.

  • Behavior Solutions
  • Speech & Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Sensory Solutions
  • Transitioning to Adulthood
  • Picky Eating
  • Executive Function & Motor Skills
  • Education
  • Dealing with Transitions
  • Mental Health & Anxiety
  • Self-care for Parents
  • ..and much more...

Meet our Keynote Sponsors

Dr. Theoharis Theoharides, PhD, MD

Scientific Director at Algonot, LLC

Sponsored: How Environmental, Food & Stress Sensitivities Affect Children with Autism

Dr. Theoharis Theoharides has been a Professor of Pharmacology at Tufts University School of Medicine for 40 years and now he is a Professor at the Institute of NeuroImmune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. He has received multiple awards for his work as well as his humanitarian efforts. Dr. Theo has published hundreds of scientific papers and first showed that mast cells, known for causing allergic reactions, are critical for inflammation, especially in the brain, and are involved in conditions that worsen with stress, including autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Theo is Scientific Director of Algonot, LLC and has helped formulate unique dietary supplements. He has 37 patents and trademarks, including some covering the use of luteolin in brain inflammation and autism.

Dr. Jared Skowron, ND

Founder of Spectrum Awakening

Sponsored: Are You Ready for More Speech? Get Your Child Talking More!

Dr. Skowron is an international expert on the biomedical treatment of autism and the Founder of Spectrum Awakening. A Biomedical MAPS Doctor, he is also the Amazon best-selling author of the children's health guide, 100 Natural Remedies For Your Child, a premier autism vitamin company. He has been in private practice for 18 years, working exclusively with children using natural medicine instead of pharmaceuticals, and was voted Best Holistic Pediatrician 2019 and 2020. He is an international lecturer and has presented at Genin eration Rescue, TACA, National Autism Association, and Autism One. He is also on the medical advisory boards of Autism Hope Alliance, NeuroNeeds, Chemo & Crayons, and Natural Practitioner Magazine.

Nicole Clark is Regional Director of Operations at ABA Centers, a Navy Veteran, and a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. She is a mom to two daughters with autism and has dedicated her life to helping others in the autism community. ABA Centers of Florida is not just a company to Nicole, it is her life’s passion. Nicole believes every child is unique, every child deserves love, respect, and validation. Most of all, every child deserves to have hope and the promise of a better and brighter tomorrow.

Nicole Clark, MSN, BA, PMH-RN

Autism Mom & ABA Centers’ Regional Director of Operations

Sponsored: Discover the Best Resources for Your Child After an Autism Diagnosis

Alyssa Salter

Autistic Advocate, Bened Life

Sponsored: What's the Big I.D.E.A? Imagining a More Inclusive & Accessible Future for Neurodiversity

Alyssa Salter is a neurodiversity and disability specialist. Alyssa has been working as an advocate for five years in varying paths as a queer autistic person. They are passionate about DEI, accessibility, and using their platform for the betterment of her community. Alyssa began working with Bened Life in 2022 as a specialist and has greatly enjoyed her work with them. Alyssa is also an award-winning playwright, has an MFA in Acting, runs a non-profit that provides theater to the community in San Diego, and runs a 2SLGBTQIA+ work group. They have a service dog and believe that intersectionality is the way forward.

Sunny Cash is Community Director Bened Life. Sunny has over a decade of experience in the psychology and neurodiversity field. Her work brought her to Bened Life to develop the company's inclusivity and autism community initiatives. Being diagnosed as an adult with ADHD, her passions lie in providing inclusive workplaces for neurodiverse individuals and giving neurodivergent people a platform to enact change in their communities and workplaces.

Sunny Cash

Community Director, Bened Life

Sponsored: What's the Big I.D.E.A? Imagining a More Inclusive & Accessible Future for Neurodiversity

Meet Our expert Speakers

Molly Johnson

Autism Consultant

Behavior De-escalation Strategies

Dr. Jasmine Akinsulire, PsyD

Doctoral Level Clinician

Potty Training: Everything Parents Need to Know

Dr. Tinita O. Kearney, PhD, CCC-SLP/L

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Simple Ways to Boost Your Child's Communication Skills at Home

Greer McGuinness, MS, RD, CDN, CLT

Biomedical Clinician

Diet and Autism: How Nutritional Deficiencies Impact Brain Function

Tosha Rollins, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Social Steps to Reduce Parental Stress

Andrew Komarow, CFP® ChSNC® MSFS, AEP® CAP®

Certified Financial Planner™

Autism & Special Needs Financial Planning 101

Cindy Coady, MA, RDT

Drama Therapist

The Importance of Play in Development

Michael Clark

Specialist Teacher

Help Your Child Make 3 New Friends in 3 Months

Cynthia Long

Representing ASL Teaching Resources

Tips for Using Sign Language with Autistic Children

Chastity Armstrong

Representing ASL Teaching Resources

Tips for Using Sign Language with Autistic Children

Jeremy Hamburgh, JD

Autism Dating & Friendship Coach

Autism and Dating: 5 Steps That Empower Your Young Adult to Find Love

Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD

Professor at University of Cambridge

The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention

Andrew Arboe, AS

Founder of Driving with Autism

Preparing the Road to Driving

Dr. Belisa Saavedra-Kinnard, DPT

Physical Therapist

How Physical Therapy Helps Children with Autism

Mishka Sibert, BA

Founder of Happy Autism

Seeing Ability in Disability

Hester Grainger

Neurodivergent Advocate

Help Your Child Navigate the Workplace as a Young Autistic Adult

Kelly Grainger

Neurodivergent Advocate

Help Your Child Navigate the Workplace as a Young Autistic Adult

Lois Letchford, MA

Educator

Literacy, Language Learning & Autism

Dr. Stephen Shore, EdD

Professor & Autistic Advocate

Choosing Higher Education... and Staying There

Stephanie Bethany

Autistic YouTuber

What I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Growing Up

Cole Goldberg, OT

Occupational Therapist

Sensory Systems, Strategies, and Spectrums

Arlene Lechner, MEd

Co-Founder of EASE

Sex Education & Consent on the Spectrum

Melissa Hochberg, MEd

Co-Founder of EASE

Sex Education & Consent on the Spectrum

Dr. Susan Crawford, PhD

Autism Consultant

Creating Movement Programs for Autistic Participants

Onyx Turner

Special Needs Education Consultant

How to be Your Child’s Most Powerful Special Education Advocate

Dr. Sarai Pahla, MD, MBChB

Autistic Advocate

Life and Social Hacks for Growing Up Autistic

Deborah French, MSc, CBT

CBT Therapist

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Autism

Maisie Soetantyo, MEd

Autistic Advocate & Inclusivity Trainer

Nurturing Special Interests as Career Foundations

Here's what our attendees have said about the Summit:

who Is It For?

If you’re parenting a child or young person on the autism spectrum, then this FREE virtual event is for you! The Autism Parenting Summit has been created to help you on your parenting journey, with expert speakers covering topics ranging from behavior solutions, speech & communication, social skills, sensory solutions, transition to adulthood, picky eating, executive functions & motor skills, education, dealing with transitions, mental health & anxiety, self-care for parents – plus much more.

We’re confident the Autism Parenting Summit offers something for the whole autism community. In addition to parents, other autism family members, allies, caregivers, and people on the spectrum themselves could find key takeaways from this event.

What are you waiting for? Join our audience and get real advice from doctors, therapists, autism experts, and autism parents just like you!

Thank you to our sponsors

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FAQs

Question: What is The Autism Parenting Summit?

The Autism Parenting Summit is an opportunity to meet experts in different areas of the autism world.

Question: When is this Summit happening?

The virtual Autism Parenting Summit is a 4-day event starting on September 16th and ending on September 19, 2022.

Question: Do I need to travel to attend the summit?

There’s no flight or hotel room to book… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family. You don’t even need to leave your house — attend from your computer, phone or tablet.

Question: When can I watch the video sessions?

The video sessions start on September 16, 17, 18, and 19 according to this schedule:


Those days, everyone who has registered gets emails with links to where the sessions will go live. If you haven't registered yet, please do so above.


Please note that the videos will be released each day and available for 24 hours for free.

Question: How can I watch the videos?

On April 1, 2, 3, and 4, you will receive emails with links to where the sessions will go live. If you can't locate that email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. It might have accidentally landed there.

To avoid missing any session emails, we kindly ask that you whitelist or add us to your "safe list" by adding or saving our address summits@autismparentingmagazine.com to your saved contacts.

If you're using Gmail, drag the email from your Promotions tab (if it appeared there) into your Primary email tab.

Question: I'm busy on September 16, 17, 18, and 19. Can I still watch the videos?

Each session is available for 24 hours. That means you have 24 hours to watch the sessions after they go live.

Suppose you know that you can't make it to the Summit. In that case, you can upgrade to the Autism Parenting Summit All-Access Pass — giving you a lifetime, unlimited, "anytime" access to all the expert sessions, ready to watch on your schedule.

TIP: Upgrade before 11:59 PM EDT of September 15th to get the All-Access Pass at an early bird price of $49 — goes back to the regular price of $75 when the Summit begins.

Question: Is this Summit available in my country?

The Autism Parenting Summit is a free online event. Everyone from all parts of the world can view all the expert sessions.

Scroll above this page to meet all our speakers and know the topics they're covering.

If you're busy and cannot watch all the sessions when they go live, then we're offering you the option to upgrade now to get unlimited, lifetime access to all the sessions — go to https://autismparentingsummit.com/all-access-pass-offer/ to upgrade to All-Access Pass.

If you have any questions, email our Support Team via https://autismparentingsummit.com/contact-us/. They're always ready to help.

Question: Is the Summit available in Spanish?

We apologize, but we only have English-speaking autism experts. We hope you'd still consider joining us.

Also, suppose you'd like to watch the contents repeatedly until you fully understand how to implement them into your family's daily life. In that case, we invite you to upgrade to our All-Access Pass — this way, you'll get unlimited and lifetime access to all the sessions.

You can upgrade here: https://autismparentingsummit.com/all-access-pass-offer/.

Question: I have a child who is a teen/young adult/adult now. Can this Summit help?

We have several speaker sessions that help kids on the spectrum and teens, young adults, and adults. In addition, we have sessions covering topics like transitioning into adulthood, mental health and anxiety, social skills, and more.

Scroll above this page to meet all our speakers and know the topics they're covering.

Also, this virtual event is free of charge, so think of one golden nugget that you take away and implement in your parenting... that's a step towards your child's independent life!

Question: I signed up but I'm experiencing some technical issues.

We're sorry you're experiencing technical issues. Please head to our Contact Us for some suggested solutions. If the issue persists, fill out the contact form found on that page too.

Question: Do I get a Certificate of Attendance?

Yes we offer this for people who purchase the all access pass. To upgrade today please visit
https://autismparentingsummit.com/all-access-pass-offer/

Question: Are the Slides Available for Download?

Yes we offer this for people who purchase the All-Access Pass. To upgrade today, please visit
https://autismparentingsummit.com/all-access-pass-offer/.

Question: How do I gift an All Access Pass?

You can buy the All Access Pass on this link here:

https://autismparentingsummit.com/all-access-pass-offer/

You will be able to gift your All Access Pass to anyone you want. Once purchased, please reach out to us and provide the name and email address you'd like to gift the All Access Pass to.