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November 2019

Parenting Autism Summit

November 4, 2019
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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.

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January 2020

Winter 2020 – First, Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask

January 13 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Law Offices of Michael Herman, Esq., 6801 Kenilworth Ave Suite #200
Riverdale, MD 20737 United States
$125 – $300
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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.

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

January 15 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guiding Exceptional Parents, 4711 Sheridan Street
Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States
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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.

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March 2020

Spring 2020 – Raising Your Challenging Child – Parent Child Journey

March 9 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Jerome Academy, 5207 42nd Place
Hyattsville, MD 20781 United States
$150 – $350

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.

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April 2020

Book Club – Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

April 8 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guiding Exceptional Parents – Zoom Room
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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.

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