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Parent Academy Series – Fall 2019

Offices of Best Solutions Educational Services 1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite 129-2, Largo, MD

Learn how to help your kids with disabilities! Come learn about language development, behavior management, and navigating the IEP process from the experts - Debrah Martin, Tiffany Phoenix, Kimberly Brown Lucas and Sarah Wayland.


Parenting Autism Summit

We’re bringing together 28 of the world’s autism and parenting experts to share the most effective symptom management and parenting strategies for kids with less-obvious autism (or Asperger’s) and their parents. If you want to improve life for your child with autism, and improve life for yourself as a parent of a child with autism, this is an event you can’t afford to miss.

Winter 2020 – First, Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask

Law Offices of Michael Herman, Esq. 6801 Kenilworth Ave Suite #200, Riverdale, MD

It can be difficult to get what you need when other family members are struggling. In this eight-session workshop you will learn new ways to think about your problems and how to implement self-care techniques proven to reduce stress, even when life is incredibly busy. In addition to learning more about yourself, you will join with other parents who want to learn skills taught in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as mindfulness–based stress reduction techniques.

$125 – $300

Book Club – The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Guiding Exceptional Parents 4711 Sheridan Street, Riverdale Park, MD

Join us Wednesday January 15th, 2020 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm in Riverdale Park, MD to discuss the book The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz (who will join us in person!) The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – and presents an approach that offers hope for parents – now revised and updated. Sensory Processing Disorder is a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals – and a treatment approach for children.

Spring 2020 – Raising Your Challenging Child – Parent Child Journey

St. Jerome Academy 5207 42nd Place, Hyattsville, MD

Dr. Dan Shapiro’s Parent Child Journey – An Individualized Approach for Raising Your Challenging Child is a 10-session program for parents of children (ages preschool through early adolescence) with difficult behaviors. It is designed to help parents identify the sources of their children’s challenges and learn what they can do about them. During each session, we will discuss proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences. The emphasis is on customizing the strategy to fit each child’s unique profile while taking parents’ profiles into account as well. Different children, different parents, different approaches.

$150 – $350

Book Club – Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

Guiding Exceptional Parents - Zoom Room

Join us on Wednesday April 8th, 2020 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm to discuss the book Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. (Location to be determined - let me know if you are interested in hosting!) This groundbreaking book shows readers how to let go of their constant, debilitating self-judgment and finally learn to be kind to themselves. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, humor, and dozens of practical exercises, Dr. Neff—the world’s leading experts on self-compassion—shows readers how to heal the wounds of the past so that they can be healthier, happier and more effective. Entertaining, highly readable and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

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 […]