What I Wish My Parents Did Differently
April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for an upcoming live event in Orlando, FL where you’ll hear from 3 people on the spectrum as they discuss… What I Wish My Parents Did Differently.
Includes Strategies & Tools For: Reducing Anxiety & Overwhelm, Increasing Motivation & Having Less Arguments
Description of Workshop
Parents of people with Asperger’s & Autism: You are doing an amazing job. Seriously. Simply the fact that you are on this page, considering going to an event to help better the life of yourself & your child means you care, and you are doing the best you can with the capacity and resources you have.
That being said, one of our favorite ways to avoid making mistakes in the future (and ultimately have a better life as a result) is to hear from others who’ve lived it, made the mistakes for us, and share their wisdom.
So in that spirit, we invite you to join us as we share the mistakes our parents made when raising us, what they did right, and what we wish they did differently.
About Your Presenters
Danny Raede is the CEO and Co-Founder of Asperger Experts, as well as the Director of Acceptance: A Transformational Place, and was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 12 when his parents noticed him having difficulties staying focused in school. He didn’t think much of it at the time and spent most of his time in his room playing video games such as Neverwinter Nights and World of Warcraft. His parents would say that he was very much addicted to the computer.
As he grew up in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California, homework became a constant battle. A simple assignment that should have taken 15 minutes to complete turned into a 5 hour power struggle. In college, Danny decided he wanted to change his life, and became committed to the study of personal development, success, psychology and business.
Once he started to get out of Defense Mode (something he’ll share with you on the webinar), he started to make friends, repair relationships with his family, and firmly establish the foundations for an independent & thriving life.
Today, he lives in Seattle, Washington where he runs Asperger Experts, in addition to serving as Director on the board of Acceptance: A Transformational Place in Centralia, Washington. He is the winner of the Diana Vietz Award from the Council On Independent Living and in his free time enjoys researching the intersection of psychology & architecture and eating tacos. Lots of tacos.
Chloe Estelle is the founder of OurTism, a writer, blogger, filmmaker, photographer, and Asperger’s specialist. She runs a weekly live stream called Starlight Talks where she discusses various topics related to autism. She is beginning a mentorship program through OurTism.com.
Chloe’s struggles growing up were invisible to those around her. She didn’t understand the structure of school or social interactions. Chloe was placed in slower classes. Assessments did not capture her true intellectual abilities. This pattern continued and worsened until her grades started dropping and she struggled until she was finally diagnosed at age 16. The diagnoses was a relief that there was a reason for so many of life’s struggles. It still took a while to find the right therapies and practices that would allow her to live a healthy life. Taking what she learned, she is now able to share her experience with the world and hopefully end the struggles of those on the spectrum earlier in their life.
Lillian Carrier is the co-Founder of OurTism and an integral part of the designing, and implementation of its programming and co-leads a weekly support group for Adults with an Asperger profile.
Lillian was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of 16 after many misdiagnoses. She developed Crohn’s disease at the age of 10 which is why it is thought her Asperger’s was overlooked. Lillian struggled in school socially, emotionally and intellectually with what she was told was anxiety. Once receiving the Asperger’s diagnosis so many things made sense, but the treatments given did not. Lillian is grateful for her mom’s belief in her and continued determination in finding alternative ways of support.
As Lillian came out of what we call defense mode she could articulate what was going on with her in those dark days. This ability of translating her experiences in a way that others can understand is how she hopes to help individuals with Autism/Asperger’s and their families.
Answers To Common Questions
What ages is this event appropriate for?
If you can sit quietly in a chair and pay attention for 3 hours, and WANT to attend, then you are of an appropriate age to come.
Will there be time for questions?
Absolutely! There will be plenty of time to talk with the other attendees as well as Chloe & Danny.
Will lunch be provided?
If you can sit quietly in a chair and pay attention for a whole day, and WANT to attend, then you are of an appropriate age to come.
Have more questions?