Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

AUTISM  SPECTRUM  DISORDER (ASD)

PRESENTATIONS

The Scoop on Psych Testing:
What Do All Those Numbers Really Mean?

Caley Schwartz, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Psych Testing (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

How to Help Your Elementary School Child Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

How to Help Your Middle- and High-Schooler Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

Ten Practical Strategies to Help Your Children Improve Their Executive Function Skills

Mary Murphy, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Executive Functioning presentation (PDF Format) and Practical Strategies (Summary) (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Library

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities:
What They Are, What They Aren’t, and What We Can Do About Them

David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP

VIDEO

Materials: Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library

What Parents Should Know
About School Discipline for
Kids with LD/ADHD/ASD

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: School Discipline (PDF Format)

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Presented by SPED*NET Wilton in partnership with Wilton Public Schools

Marcia Eckerd

Rob Bernstein

How School Interventions
Affect Your Kids Who Are
Wired Differently

Marcia Eckerd, PhD
Robert J. Bernstein, MA

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

The Elephant in the Room:
Navigating the Minefield of Sexuality for Kids with Special Needs

Marcia Eckerd, PhD

A Working Guide to Your NVLD Child During COVID-19

Marcia Eckerd, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Working Guide (PDF Format)

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How to Explain an ADHD/ASD/LD Diagnosis and Build Self-Esteem

A Guide for Addressing and Fighting Stigma

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: How to Address and Fight Stigma (PDF format)

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Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

Orchestrating Virtual Socializing:
Helping Kids with LD/ADHD/ASD Stay Socially Engaged During the Shutdown

David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP

VIDEO

Materials: Orchestrating Virtual Socializing (PDF Format)

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Encouraging Your Teenagers to Find Their Own Paths:
A Roadmap for Choosing a College, a Career, or Something Different

Rick Fiery, MS, MBA

VIDEO

Materials: Find Your Path (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Weston Youth Services

Post High School and College Planning for Students on the Spectrum: Helping Our Students Prepare for Their Future and Find the Right Path

Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD

From IEP to JOB: Guiding Individuals on the Autism Spectrum to the Right Job or Career

Barbara Bissonnette

VIDEO

Materials: Autism Spectrum Employment
(PDF Format)

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Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

Transitioning to College:
A Roadmap for Reasonable Accommodations Under Section 504

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

Materials: Transition to College (PDF Format)

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Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Michael Gilberg

Ptahra Jeppe

Robert Tudisco

A View from the Inside:
Attorneys with ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD

Michael Gilberg, Esq.
Ptahra Jeppe, Esq.
Robert Tudisco, Esq.

VIDEO

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Sponsored by SPED*NET
in partnership with
Newtown Sped PTA

ARTICLES FOR PARENTS

by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Psychology Today

We need to dispel the myth that autistic people lack empathy.

ARTICLE

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Psychology Today

When we don’t understand autistic kids we create a toxic environment for them.

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Psych Central

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by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

When kids have learning, attention and executive-function challenges, parents often end up doing too much. Use these guidelines to transition from “enabling” to “abling” your child on their road to independence.

ARTICLE

by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Journal of Health Service Psychology

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Autism Parenting Magazine

A look at whether the mainstream education system is doing the best it can for children with autism.

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Smart Kids with LD

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by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Having a child with LD or ADHD requires extraordinary parenting skills to manage strained family dynamics. This article provides guidelines to navigate the emotional minefield, minimize friction, and prevent long-lasting damage.

ARTICLE

by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Journal of Health Services Psychology

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Psych Central

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artcle by Eve Kessler, Esq., for Smart Kids with LD
based on an ADDitude webinar by Kathy Kuhl

School options for kids with learning differences and ADHD include neighborhood schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, parochial schools, and homeschooling (online or in-person). This article features information about each of those areas in or der to help you assess what option is best for your child.

ARTICLE

by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Psychology Today

We tend to mistake sexuality with having sex.

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Autism Parenting Magazine

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by Marcia Eckerd, PhD
for Psychology Today

Why do some autistic adults reject the term “high functioning?

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