The Bright & Quirky Child

Online Summit: April 25-30

Strategies to help your bright child thrive, even with focus, learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges.


Meet Your Presenters

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, renowned ADHD medical expert and author of Driven to Distraction.
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, is a psychotherapist and co-author (with Dan Siegel) of The Yes Brain, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.
Ross Greene, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist, former Harvard Medical School faculty, and founder of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model.
Temple Grandin, PhD, was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of the year and is the most famous spokesperson for autism .
Jonathan Mooney is author of The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, and is one of the foremost leaders in neurodiversity and the learning revolution.
Anya Kamenetz is NPR’s lead education blogger and author of the new book, The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life.
Barb Oakley, PhD, is the creator of Learning How to Learn, an online course taken by 1.8 million people, and author of the upcoming book by the same title.
Michelle Garcia Winner, is a speech language pathologist (SLP) treating children with social learning challenges, and is founder of Social Thinking.
Dan Peters, PhD, is a psychologist and Executive Director of the Summit Center, specializing in kids with learning differences and twice-exceptionality.
Susan Baum, PhD, is Director of The 2e Center. She has over 30 years experience teaching special education and the gifted & talented.
Robin Schader, PhD, is an executive board member of the 2e Center, helping parents and 2e kids with talent development.
Peter Shankman is an entrepreneur and author of the book, Faster Than Normal: Unlocking the Gifts of the ADHD Brain.
Debbie Reber is a NY Times bestselling author and founder of TiLT Parenting, a website for parents raising differently-wired kids.
Rebecca Shafir is a speech and language pathologist (SLP) and executive function coach, helping students improve productivity.
Sharon Saline, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew.
Austina De Bonte is a beloved speaker and current President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association.
Jade Rivera specializes in designing innovative learning environments for neurodivergent learners.
Danny Raede is the CEO of Asperger Experts and shows others with ASD how to achieve their highest potential.
Seth Perler is an executive function and 2e coach who helps struggling students succeed.
Laura Markham, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.

For parents of gifted, differently wired, and twice exceptional (2e) kids

What does twice exceptional (2e) mean?

Being 2e means that you have two (or more) exceptions to the ‘norm.’ Most commonly this means having high intellectual potential and some challenge that gets in the way of accessing that potential. 2e kids often have symptoms of diagnoses such as ADHD, learning disabilities like dyslexia, high functioning autism, anxiety, depression or oppositional defiant disorder.

The result is that a lot of kids feel like square pegs in round holes which can lead to anxiety, irritability, frustration and low self-esteem. For parents, this can lead to sleepless nights, second guessing, and feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and alone.

Strategies to Help Your Differently Wired Child Thrive

That’s why we’ve gathered together the experts in the field of 2e and neurodiversity to bring you the best ideas and strategies available.

A flourishing life is not just about remediating weaknesses.

A happy, successful, whole life is about developing strengths, passions and talents and having the tools to cope and manage life’s curve balls, together with a community who gets it.


The Bright & Quirky Online Summit

Day 1: Understanding Your Bright & Quirky Child

Day 2: Managing Anger and Intensity

Day 3: Navigating School and Learning Challenges

Day 4: Strategies for Motivation and Organization

Day 5: Ideas for Anxiety and Social Awkwardness

Day 6: Balancing Screens & Video Game Use

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the conference free?
The Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit runs for 6 days, beginning April 25th, 2018. Content will be free to the public each day for 24 hours. There will be approximately 3-5 talks per day.

Can I access the conference after the talks expire?

Yes! After the talks expire, an All Access Pass will be available for purchase for those who would like access to the video and audio recordings indefinitely.

How solid is the information presented?

Richard Lavoie, renowned learning disabilities expert, had this to say about our lineup of speakers:

There is so much “junk science” and “questionable practices” available for parents on the internet. They get bombarded with it daily. Confusion reigns. I commend you for gathering a Dream Team of competent, experienced professionals to provide struggling parents with the guidance they need.

What Are People Saying?

"Wow, what a treat. I am the mum of a twice exceptional kid who is really struggling at this particular time. I honestly appreciate this opportunity!"

"Wow this looks amazing - is there a flyer you could send me to put up in my offices?"

"Thank you for all the work you do to bring this kind of support to the 2e community! It’s truly invaluable."

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