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Useful Links



  • Parent Child Journey (formerly Raising Your Challenging Child) – A parent training program developed by Dr. Dan Shapiro, designed to help parents identify the source of their child’s behavior and learn what they can do about it. This class provides proactive strategies for raising children with difficult temperaments and developmental differences; parents learn to customize their approach to fit their child’s unique profile. I am an instructor for Dr. Shapiro’s class – you can find our current offerings for the Foundations in Parenting classes here, and for special topics relevant to parents here.
  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI™) – An individualized training program developed by Drs. Steven Gutstein and Rachelle Sheely that helps parents develop effective methods for guiding their children. Based on a detailed analysis of published research about the course of social-emotional development, and grounded in neuroscience, RDI™ changes the way parents interact with their children. It helps them understand how their child’s mind works, and how to create meaningful learning opportunities in everyday situations so their children can acquire the skills fundamental to making and maintaining meaningful relationships.


National Organizations

Groups in Central Maryland

  • Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee of Prince George’s County – Educators, parents, and citizens working together to advocate for positive changes in special education in Prince George’s County.
  • One World Center for Autism – An organization dedicated to supporting families dealing with autism. Located in Prince George’s County.
  • GT/LD Network – A group in Montgomery County Maryland dedicated to educating parents and educators about Gifted and Talented (GT) and Learning Disabled (LD) students. The website has ideas on best practices; tips for effective advocacy; and local, regional, and national opportunities to learn more.
  • The Children’s Developmental Clinic – A community service program run by Prince George’s Community College that supports children ages 2-11 with challenges in learning, physical fitness and coordination, language, emotional regulation, or orthopedic skills and their families. Sessions are hosted at the University of Maryland and at Prince Prince George’s Community College. The listserv associated with the group provides support for parents.
  • PGTAG listserv (a Yahoo! Group) – Parents of Talented and Gifted kids in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Especially helpful for twice exceptional kids (kids who are both gifted and learning disabled.)
  • Partnership for Extraordinary Minds – A group dedicated to improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD.