Kade Friedman


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About Kade: Children need to feel seen and supported in all of the spaces they inhabit. All students deserve learning environments where their differences are celebrated. Inclusive learning environments are the key to unlocking every child's potential. They work with schools, organizations, and families to ensure every child is included in their community.

Kade Friedman is a non-binary, white, New York City-based educator with 15 years of experience working with neurodiverse kindergarten through college students. Kade's pronouns are they/them/theirs. 

Kade's mission is to create cultures of inclusion, one learning environment at a time.

Website: www.kadefriedman.com

With the All-Access Pass, you'll also receive 10-minute nuggets of wisdom from the following expert bonus speakers.

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Bob Dietrich


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Topic: How to Naturally Improve Your Child's Behavior

Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

About Bob: Bob Dietrich is an award-winning speaker, producer, and entrepreneur. For more than 20 years, he has worked in the personal development field, and has built several successful businesses. When Bob met Alma in 2017 he knew he had found something special. As Alma revealed what she had created locally over the past two decades, and expressed her passion to expand to a worldwide platform, Bob was immediately drawn to the opportunity to help millions of people who suffered with neurological conditions that were the root cause of disorganization, anxiety, lack of focus, brain fog, and more.

They began by establishing BrainWorx as a nonprofit, and made it their mission to provide solutions to people with neural development challenges. Then they upgraded Alma's transformational program and made it virtual for worldwide access and support.Now Bob and Alma have helped thousands of people develop their brain and create new neural connections to overcome their challenges, and be empowered for life.

Brendan Mahan

Host of ADHD Essentials Podcast

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Topic: How to Improve Transitions

Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter: @ADHDessentials

About Brendan: Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS., an internationally recognized ADHD/Executive Function expert, a highly engaging, sought-after speaker, and the host of the ADHD Essentials Podcast. A former teacher, mental health counselor, and principal, Brendan helps individuals, families, schools, and businesses manage the challenges of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and neurodiversity through an approach that blends education, collaborative problem-solving, and accountability with compassion, humor, a focus on strengths and growth, and his trademark “Wall of Awful™” model. Contact him at brendan@ADHDessentials.com.

Dayna Abraham

Founder of Calm the Chaos®  Framework

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Topic: One Counterintuitive Tip your Child Needs Before ANY Strategy will Work

Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

About Dayna: Dayna Abraham, founder of the Calm the Chaos® Framework, best-selling author of The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day and founder of the popular blog, Lemon Lime Adventures, helps parents and education professionals unlock the unique super powers in children so they can live a more peaceful life filled with clarity, connection and empowerment by providing them with a proven plan designed to Calm the Chaos® of everyday life. When she’s not writing, you can find her drinking lots of coffee and being the best sidekick possible for her own three Superkids. In our Calm The Chaos: The Huddle Membership we help parents of challenging kids create families that work together, advocate and empower each other, and enjoy spending time together; even if they feel they’ve tried absolutely everything.

Debbie Reber, MA

Founder of TilT Parenting

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Topic: How to Flip the Script and Get Unstuck from a Not-So-Great Parent / Child Dynamic

Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

About Debbie: Debbie Reber a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and the founder of TiLT Parenting (https://tiltparenting.com), a top resource for parents raising neurodivergent or "differently wired" children. With more than 250 episodes and over 3 million downloads, the TiLT Parenting Podcast has grown to be a top podcast in the Kids & Family / Parenting space. A certified Positive Discipline trainer and a regular contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s newest book is "Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World". To learn more about Debbie's work, her speaking, and her unique high-touch Differently Wired Club membership community for parents, visit tiltparenting.com.

Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder of Bright & Quirky

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Topic: Give Your Child's Teacher a Headstart on How to Help

Links: Website

About Debbie: Hi, I’m Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Bright & Quirky. I’m really glad you’ve found us! When I started my family counseling practice a decade ago, I had no idea this would be my specialty. But my sons, now teenagers, had some unique strengths and challenges that I dove deeply into understanding.

I learned that they were ‘2e’ or ‘twice exceptional,’ meaning they are smart and also have unique brain wiring that makes accessing those smarts at times challenging.  As I researched and found solutions for them, I started to share the learning with families in my private practice near Seattle. You may know that in the Seattle area, we have many highly skilled, uniquely wired people working for nearby high tech companies (i.e. Amazon, Microsoft).  My practice includes many such families, eager for information on raising 2e kids. To meet the need, I created in-person support groups for parents raising 2e kids. Their kids are very bright and struggle with learning, executive function, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Some have diagnoses such as ADHD, autism/Aspergers, anxiety, depression and learning disabilities like dyslexia.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC

CEO of ImpactADHD.com

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Topic: How "Buy-In" Improves Relationships AND Independence

Links: Website, Podcast, Social: @impactparents

About Elaine: Author, parent educator & certified coach, Elaine Taylor-Klaus co-created ImpactParents.com and the Sanity School® behavior therapy training program. The author of The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More, she provides training, coaching and support worldwide, empowering parents to guide their children, teens and young adults to become independent and successful.

Gretchen Wegner, M.Ed.

Academic Life Coach

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Topic: How to Give Advice in a Way Teens Might Actually Listen!

Links: Website

About Gretchen: Gretchen Wegner is a leader in helping students, parents and educators de-stressify school and studying the anti-boring way. A master teacher and an experienced academic life coach, she specializes in consolidating the science of learning into fun, digestible, actionable nuggets for both students and educators. Gretchen is also a tireless learner, consistently and transparently modeling the tools she teaches in her coaching, courses and community. Find out more at gretchenwegner.com, and download her free communication tool at www.gretchenwegner.com/consent.

Jennifer Delaney, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Topic: How Reframing the Language of Diagnosis can Boost Self-Esteem

Links: Website, YouTube

About Jennifer: Promoting the benefits of mindfulness and Brainspotting, Jennifer Delaney, MA, LPC speaks regularly to local and international organizations. In her teletherapy private practice, she treats professionals who struggle in relationships because of childhood trauma. She uses the highly effective modality, Brainspotting, to overcome the shame voice and build esteem. A dancer and writer, Jennifer maintains an engaging and informative blog at jenniferdelaney.com.

Kai Hazelwood & Sarah Ashkin

Practice Progress

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Topic: How to Embody Anti-Racism

Links: Website, Mailing List, Social: @wepracticeprogress, Email: info@practiceprogress.com

About Kai & Sarah: Kai Hazelwood (she/her) is a transdisciplinary artist, educator, and co-founder of Practice Progress, a consultancy addressing structural, professional, and interpersonal white supremacy through body based learning that serves non and for profit businesses, educational institutions, and individuals. She is currently an adjunct professor at Chapman University teaching dance technique through an anti-racist framework. Kai is also the founder and artistic director of Good Trouble Makers, a practice driven arts collaborative celebrating plural-sexual/bi+ identities and centering BIPOC. Good Trouble Makers are dedicated to making.

Sarah Ashkin's (she/her) is a arts and justice educator, anti-racist facilator, and choreographer working at the intersection of critical race studies, healing and education. Sarah has been teaching for over a decade, from toddlers to adults, supporting students in honing the tools they need to dismantle and rebuild our world for the better. Sarah’s work responds to her BIPOC teachers, students, and collaborators call to organize white people for racial justice through body-based learning. Sarah holds a Masters in Dance, Politics and Sociology from the University of Roehampton, London and is a current doctoral student in Performance Studies at University of California, Davis.

Karen Tui Boyes

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Topic: How to Limit Your Time Studying & Making it Effective Using the 20:5 Strategy

Free download: 27 Study Smart Tips poster. Click here.

Links: Website

About Karen: Affectionately known as the 'Study Queen', Karen Tui Boyes is passionate about providing students practical, simple to use strategies to study. "Passing exams is supposed to get you ahead in life - not make you a nervous wreck" says Karen. She is the author of Study Smart, 27 Study Tips for Success and designer of the Study Smart Board Game and the iStudyAlarm.Karen has presented her Study Smart Tips to over 100 000 students in 21 countries. Her workshops are fun and engaging and the tips will last you a lifetime.

Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman

2e Consulting

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Topic: Make it a Priority to Understand Your Child's Learning Style

Links: Website

About Dr. Thurman: Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman specializes in assessment, advocacy, cognitive training, sensory and behavior support, and socio-emotional coaching. Holding doctoral level degrees in both School Psychology and Special Education, Marlo continues to see clients in her private practice, while also serving as President and Chairwoman for the US Autism Association. Marlo regularly speaks and trains teachers and mental health practitioners, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, where she teaches pre-service and continuing educators in gifted and special education. Marlo has been recognized for her work by People Magazine, the Special Educator, ADDitude Magazine, the New York Times, and National Public Radio. She writes regularly for Psychology Today and most recently completed a landmark study proposing an alternative Sensory-Cognitive Difference Theory in the field of high functioning autism, based on her extensive discussions and interactions with gifted, diagnosed adults. This research is the foundation for her newest book, Autism is the Future.

Michael Postma

President of Gifted & Thriving

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Topic: Processing Speed, Neurodiversity, & Executive Functioning

Links: Website

About Mike: Dr. Michael Postma is a teacher, administrator, consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the holistic development of both gifted and twice-exceptional children through his new company Gifted & Thriving, LLC. During the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked in the field of gifted/talented education as both a teacher and administrator in the public and charter school system in Minnesota and North Carolina, and, was the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school specifically designed for highly gifted and twice-exceptional students.

Molly A. Isaacs-McLeod, J.D. LL.M

Gifted Unlimited, LLC

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Topic: Advocating for Challenging Placement and Nurturing Accommodation in a post-COVID World

Links: Website, Instagram: @giftedunlimited, Twitter @GiftedUnltdLLC, Facebook: GiftedUnltd

About Molly: Molly A. Isaacs-McLeod, JD, LL.M. is an attorney mediator, educator, and president of Gifted Unlimited, LLC. She provides advocacy and planning services to families seeking appropriate academic placement for their gifted and twice-exceptional children. She presents nationally on the social emotional needs of the gifted and educational policy issues addressing gifted students. Gifted Unlimited, LLC is a publisher of quality, research-based information pertinent to the gifted population and to those who support them. Its mission is to inform and inspire the gifted experience throughout the lifespan via publications and regional gatherings. Molly has served on the Governor’s Task Force on Gifted Education, the Council on Gifted and Talented Education for Kentucky, the Board of Directors for SENG, and has taught numerous online classes through Athena’s Advanced Academy for gifted students. Molly is a seasoned homeschooler. 

Sarah Cheyette, M.D.


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Topic: Moving from Unfocused to Focused Thinking

Free download: Non-Medication Strategies to Manage

Links: Website, Purchase Books, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

About Sarah: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and Autism. She is a graduate of Princeton University and UCLA Medical School and has a thriving private practice in Palo Alto, CA. where she counsels and treats kids, teens, young adults and adults. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She is the author of four books - three on ADHD: Winning with ADHD , ADHD & The Focused Mind and most recently ADHD & Me. She is a regular contributor for Psychology Today and is a popular speaker on many topics including ADHD, Autism, the brain, teens, adults with ADHD and Autism, physician updates, neurology, focus issues and recommendations.

Dr. Sharon Saline

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Consultant

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Topic: Kids with EF Challenges Want to Feel Heard

Links: Website

About Sarah: Sharon Saline, Psy.D. specializes in an integrative approach to managing ADHD, anxiety, executive functioning skills, learning differences & mental health in neurodiverse children, teens, young adults & families. With over 25 years of clinical experience, she brings a positive, strength-based approach to improving the challenges related to attention, learning and behavior.

Shelley Kenow

Special Education Consultant and Master IEP Coach®

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Topic: How to Build a Relationship with Your Child That Will Last a Lifetime

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Links: Website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

About Shelley: Shelley Kenow has a passion for changing the world's perspective of special needs through IEPs. Shelley is a veteran special educator with over 25 years experience, has completed the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship, is part of the Master IEP Coach® network, works with families and school districts in order to prepare each child with an IEP for further education, employment, and independent living and provides professional development for school districts and small groups. Shelley also hosts two shows on Facebook and Youtube called #nolimits and Friday with Fran. She believes that if families and educators can understand the other's perspective, then better IEPs will be written, better communication will happen, and more collaboration will occur which will all benefit the child for whom the IEP is being written.

Dr. Stuart Shanker

Founder of The MEHRIT Centre

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Topic: How to Help Your Child Restore: What is Restoration, and Why is it So Important?

Links: WebsiteTwitter

About Stuart: Dr. Stuart Shanker (D.Phil) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology, the Founder & Visionary of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd., and Self-Reg Global Inc. One of his many books, “Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (2012)”, is a top-selling educational publication in Canada., Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life (2016), has garnered enthusiastic reviews and media attention throughout North America and has also been published in the United Kingdom, the United States, Poland, Germany, China, South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, Georgia and the Czech Republic. His latest books are Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (2019) and Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (2020).

Yulia Rafailova

Executive Function Coach for Families

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Topic: How to Have Certainty in Uncertain Times: Navigating the Six Stages of Change

Links: Website, Parent & Student Self-Assessment, The Alpha Parent Podcast

About Stuart: Hi, I’m Yulia, an Executive Functioning Coach for families. After a decade of coaching typical and outside-the-box students, I realized how fundamental a role parents play in their child’s development of crucial Executive Function Skills. I founded MindFull Education to teach families about Executive Functioning and how to design better systems for getting along and getting stuff done. My approach to coaching is founded on collaborative-problem-solving as well as mindfulness, guided meditation, journaling, and drawing. Having grown up with undiagnosed ADHD and an anxiety disorder, I can relate deeply to the children and families that I serve. Learn more about coaching at www.mindfulleducation.com/about.