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Autism Through the Lens of Relationships

Listen in to my discussion with Jackie Flynn as we talk about Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) in a talk titled, "Autism Through the Lens of Relationships".


Understanding Behavior: What are Autistic Children Communicating?

Children with autism spectrum disorder often behave in ways that confound families and limit their navigation of school, the community or daily living; sometimes these actions land them in dangerous situations. Unfortunately, autistic children -- with or without communication challenges -- often cannot articulate the reason for their actions. These behaviors are frequently treated as […]


Less Stress Parenting Webinar

Sarah Wayland to be featured in the next Less Stress Parenting webinar. In this webinar, Sarah Wayland will discuss various myths about students with learning differences and how to address those myths among friends, in educational settings, and within your households. Additionally, she will provide practical tips for parents to share with students immediately while […]

Behavior is Communication!

Behavior is Communication! Demystifying Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) A functional behavioral assessment (FBA) guides you through the process of gathering information to describe what drives a child’s behavior(s). It is used to develop a behavior intervention plan (BIP) that outlines how the behavior will be addressed and how more acceptable behavior(s) will be taught. […]

Executive Functioning Webinar

Webinar on Executive Functioning for children who are currently in childcare, preparing to graduate childcare, or in kindergarten. Sponsor: MDApprentices (https://mdapprentices.org/) Where: The session will take place virtually When: April 10th, 2023 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, ET. Meeting Registration Here Sarah Wayland, Ph.D. Sarah Wayland, Ph.D. is the founder Guiding Exceptional Parents, and co-founder […]

Parenting Challenging Children? First Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask

The workshop is for parents who want to improve their quality of life and their relationship with their children. You will learn new ways to think about your problems and how to implement self-care strategies proven to reduce stress, even when life is incredibly busy. In addition to learning more about yourself, you will learn […]

It’s Not Just Autism! Some Co-Occurring Conditions

In this presentation, you will earn about some of the conditions that frequently co-occur in autistic people. These conditions can have an enormous impact on the functioning and/or well-being of autistic people, and are sometimes more important to address. You will learn about co-occurring emotional challenges, cognitive differences, medical/health concerns, and other areas like adaptive […]

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Parenting Kids with Disabilities

It’s not just the ups and downs... it’s also the speed! Learn about the emotions that parents can experience at different stages of their children’s lives — what those emotions mean and how to help someone when they are experiencing those emotions. You will learn about the stressors that kids and families face from birth […]