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Every Child Summit

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Get the resources you need to help your child thrive! Join ParentMap on Oct. 27 for our Every Child Summit, supporting families with neurodiverse learners. This year’s event features four FREE ParentEd Talks with expert speakers and a resource fair — all in a convenient, easily accessible virtual format. You can even stay in your pj’s (we won’t tell).

Missed the event? You can still access all the great content, including videos of the speaker sessions and access to the resource fair here.

Post-event resources

Event schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

Morning sessions

  • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Virtual Resource Fair
  • 10 a.m. — “Learning Outside the Lines” with Jonathan Mooney
  • 11 a.m. — “SOS for Parents in the Trenches” with Debbie Reber

Evening sessions

  • 6–9 p.m. — Virtual Resource Fair
  • 6:30 p.m. — “Getting to Calm While Pandemic Parenting” with Laura Kastner
  • 7:30 p.m. — “COVID-19, Atypical Learners and You” (panel discussion)

Our speakers

Jonathan Mooney HeadshotLearning Outside the Lines with Jonathan Mooney

The future of education is in flux and equity for atypical learners has become more challenging than ever. Join us as we chat with writer and activist Jonathan Mooney about how parents and educators can adapt to meet the different learning needs of all kinds of students.

Jonathan Mooney has been a nationally recognized advocate and speaker for neurological and physical diversity for two decades, inspiring those who live with differences and calling for change. He has published three books: “The Short Bus,” “Learning Outside the Lines” and “Normal Sucks.”

Debbie Reber HeadshotSOS for Parents in the Trenches with Debbie Reber

Behind every kid who is differently wired is likely a frustrated, isolated, even burned-out adult. In this practical and actionable talk, Debbie Reber shares 10 powerful “tilts” (a.k.a. practical ideas) to help parents shift their thinking and actions in a way that will help them feel more confident and peaceful about their everyday reality, create a stronger family dynamic and give their extraordinary children what they need to thrive.

Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times-bestselling author, keynote speaker and founder of TiLT Parenting, a website, top podcast and resource for parents who are raising differently wired children.

Dr. Laura Kastner HeadshotGetting to Calm While Pandemic Parenting with Laura Kastner, Ph.D.

Keep calm and carry on even in the midst of a pandemic. Join us as we chat with nationally recognized author and speaker Laura Kastner, Ph.D, for tips and tricks on how to keep your parenting cool — even when it feels like the world is on fire.

Dr. Laura Kastner is a clinical psychologist and professor at University of Washington who has conducted research, maintained a clinical practice and presented numerous workshops for parents. Dr. Kastner has authored and co-authored five books, including the popular title “Getting to Calm.”

Panel Speaker ImagesCOVID-19, Atypical Learners and You

A panel discussion featuring David Lewis, Psy.D., Mark Stein, Ph.D., and Howard Eaton

Online learning creates unique challenges for learners with special needs and their families. In this panel discussion, we'll chat about the unique impact of COVID-19 on atypical learners and their families, how to build partnerships between schools and families, how to address equity issues in IEP and 504 meetings, the importance of social-emotional learning during the pandemic and more. 

David Lewis, Psy.D., is the director of behavioral health services for Seattle Public Schools, a department that focuses on educational practices that align with social-emotional learning research and trauma-informed practices.

Mark Stein, Ph. D., is the director of the PEARL Clinic/ADHD and Related Disorders Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and an investigator at Seattle Children's Research Institute. He is also a professor of psychiatry, behavioral science and pediatrics at the University of Washington.

Howard Eaton is the founder and director of Eaton Arrowsmith, which provides atypical learners of all ages with educational, life-enhancing programs.

Every Child Resource Fair

Throughout the event, participants will also get access to our FREE online resource fair. Connect with dozens of organizations and experts from across the greater Puget Sound who focus on supporting neurodiverse learners. Visit virtual booths, ask questions through live chats and get the resources you need to help your child thrive.

Participating organizations

See below for a list of participating organizations at our 2020 event. We'll keep adding more as the date gets closer!

Thanks to our event sponsors and partners!

Seattle Children's Hospital

Eaton Arrowsmith

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Hamlin Robinson School

Dartmoor School

Aspiring Youth

Yellow Wood Academy

Northwest Center Kids

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