Free Webinar Replay: How to Fight for Your Child’s Rights — and Happiness
Penny Williams explains how parents can advocate for children with ADHD—at school and at home.
Do you know your child’s legal rights at school? And how to fight for them? Do you know how to get your pediatrician to address your child’s needs and challenges? Do you know what to do when your concerns are not being taken seriously—at school, the doctor’s office, or after-school activities?
If you answered “No” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Most parents feel helpless and uninformed when it comes to advocating for their child’s education or health. This is especially true for parents of children with ADHD, autism, and/or learning disabilities, who are typically misunderstood at school, stressed at home, and frustrated constantly by working twice as hard as their neurotypical peers with little positive feedback. “Kids do well if they can,” says ADHD expert Ross W Greene, Ph.D. If they aren’t doing well, a barrier exists. Advocating effectively for your child is one good way to address that challenge or barrier—at school and at home.
In this webinar, Penny Williams will discuss how to:
1. Work with teachers and school administrators to get what your child needs
2. Take school challenges to the next level when they are unaddressed
3. Reduce stress on our hard-working kids
4. Manage a child’s school avoidance issues
5. Advocate for your child in the doctor’s office
6. Pursue co-occurring diagnoses (SPD or autism)
7. Manage the expectations of other moms, relatives, sports coaches, and so on
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or high-functioning autism. She was thrust into the all-consuming world of parenting a special needs child when her son, then six, was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008. Penny currently writes for ADDitude magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and moderates ADDitude’s forum. She has published three award-winning books on ADHD: Boy Without Instructions, What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD, and The Insider’s Guide to ADHD. Penny teaches online courses and offers parent coaching for those raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. You can reach her at parentingadhdandautism.com.
Webinar replays include:
- Slides accompanying the webinar
- Related resources from ADDitude
- Free newsletter updates about ADHD
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on August 11, 2016.