Special Needs Replays 2014

On this page, Plus members are able to access the replays from the entire Homeschooling Special Needs Conference from December 2014.  

Please check our Events page for the next Homeschooling Special Needs Conference.


Heather Laurie

Heather Laurie

About Heather Laurie:

Heather Laurie and her husband Christopher have been homeschooling for over 13 years.  She began the very popular website, Special Needs Homeschooling because 4 of her 5 children were diagnosed with autism.  Later the Laurie's discovered Heather and all 5 of the children also have a genetic disease called mitochondrial disease.  It is life shortening and progressive in nature, and Heather is often homeschooling her children from a hospital bed in her living room.  Their homeschooling life is filled with therapy, doctor’s appointments, and behavioral issues that many just don’t understand.   Her hope is to encourage and support special needs homeschooling families.  She shares joyful encouragement for homeschooling through very tough times, always giving glory to God. Heather provides real support for special needs homeschooling families, whether they are just considering homeschooling or they have already been homeschooling and they just need new foundations or new direction or ideas.  


"Homeschooling in an Intense Home"

HELP! How can I peacefully homeschool when I have children with special needs? How do I overcome the frustrations and the chaos? After over a decade of homeschooling my 5 children that have a variety of medical and learning special needs I know YOU CAN DO IT! Come and learn from Heather how you too can successfully accomplish peace in your home with a special needs child, even multiple children with special needs, and even if YOU have a disability yourself! Intensity doesn't have to equal chaos. Heather loves to answer your unique questions, so come prepared to ask them.

Here is the replay of her presentation, "Homeschooling in an Intense Home", you can connect with Heather at Special Needs Homeschooling: http://specialneedshomeschooling.com/

Maria O'Neil

Maria O'Neil

About Maria O'Neil:

Wife to a US Marine, and mother of Connor, 5, who is recovered from autism, Maria used to work in health care but discovered on her journey with Connor that true health care really begins at home. She is a second generation member of the Thinking Moms Revolution and a co-author of the book Evolution of a Revolution: From Hope to Healing. Since her marriage in 2006, Maria has traveled from North Carolina to Okinawa, Japan where her then 18 month son received an autism diagnosis. She now advocates for improved access to effective treatments for autism and strives to keep autism at bay in her youngest son, Cash.


"Recovery is Real: Effective Methods to Recover from Autism"

Recovering a child from a severe chronic illness is neither a myth nor a rare occurrence. Every day in this country children are regaining their health and wellness thanks to the intense love and commitment of their parents and caregivers, often in partnership with courageous, dedicated, and cutting edge clinicians. The journey to recovery is challenging, expensive, and emotional. Now imagine guiding your child to recovery while managing the stress of having a newborn while your husband deploys to Afghanistan. Maria shares her family's journey, and some amazing methods you can try at home to see results and change. In this presentation, you will learn:

  • What "new science" is and how it's trumping traditional science
  • Why so many kids are diagnosed with autism today
  • How to get the resources you need and to heal
  • How to pay for the healing process
  • How to make your individual plan and what to expect

Here is the replay of her presentation;

You can connect with Maria at the Thinking Mom's Revolution: http://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/
or connect with her directly via email with any questions:  mariaoneil56 (at) gmail.com

Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews

About Julie Matthews:

Wife to a US Marine, and mother of Connor, 5, who is recovered from autism, Maria used to work in health care but discovered on her journey with Connor that true health care really begins at home. She is a second generation member of the Thinking Moms Revolution and a co-author of the book Evolution of a Revolution: From Hope to Healing. Since her marriage in 2006, Maria has traveled from North Carolina to Okinawa, Japan where her then 18 month son received an autism diagnosis. She now advocates for improved access to effective treatments for autism and strives to keep autism at bay in her youngest son, Cash.


"Nourishing Hope: How to Help a Child with Autism or ADHD to Improve Through Nutrition and Diet"

Because body and brain are connected, you can improve or eliminate symptoms of autism and ADHD by giving special attention to the food and nutrition children receive. This presentation is about using scientific research, practical knowledge, and individualized insight to help discern, customize, and apply the most supportive food and nutrition plan for each child: Gluten-free casein-free, SCD, GAPS Diet, Paleo, Low oxalate, Body Ecology, Failsafe, Feingold, and more. There is no one-size-fits-all dietary program, each child is unique with individual biochemical needs and requires a unique bio-individual nutrition approach. For those newly diagnosed, addressing nutrition and food choices can support your early intervention strategies helping you make the most out of learning and behavioral therapies.

Here is the replay of her presentation, and if you go to Julie's special link below, you can grab a free copy of all 90 slides as well as a free e-book:  
http://nourishinghope.com/hecoa/

NOTE:  If the replay doesn't fit into your window, you will need to zoom IN, not out.  That seems to be the fix for those who are unable to view the entire display.

Brian R. King

Brian R. King, LCSW

About Brian R. King:

ADD/ADHD coach, Brian R. King - author, consultant, and speaker provides groundbreaking insights and strategies for confidence building and win win relationship strategies, his methods allow everyone to learn the small changes that create the big results. Brian is also known for his work with Developmental Disabilities including the Autism Spectrum. Through his books, website, mentoring programs and interactive workshops, Brian has become known worldwide for his focus on abilities and his belief in the potential of all people to develop the skills they need to live their dreams. As a cancer survivor, an adult with Dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s, as well as the father of three boys on the Spectrum, Brian has comprehensive experience regarding what it takes to live life fully in spite of your challenges, and how to create meaningful, lasting relationships. As Brian says, “I am defined by my dreams and my commitment to achieving them and not by any label that tries to tell me otherwise.”

http://brianraymondking.com/

"Homeschooling the Restless Mind: Creating a Win-Win Partnership for Academic Success"

From Executive Functions to hopes and dreams, doing the right things at the right time in the right way is critical in educating a child with Asperger’s or ADHD.

In this presentation you’ll be introduced to:

  • The 6 essential human needs and how they apply to educating your child
  • The most common executive functioning challenges and how to accommodate them
  • The 4 agreements that must be made between parent and child for a successful educational partnership

Here is the replay of his presentation, as well as the audio replay of the special Q&A session that was held:

And the replay of the Q&A session:

PARENT PRESENTATION - Dana Beasley - Dana shares her story on how she reacted when she was informed that her son has Aspergers, and how through her son's diagnosis, her family was able to finally have a diagnosis for her husband. This diagnosis is a family journey, and Dana shares some insight and tips to help you in your journey as well. Her recording is below:

==================

PARENT PRESENTATION - Jody Jarvis - Jody Jarvis shares her heart and her story about life with her son, who she homeschooled through a variety of diagnoses over the years. She shares why a diagnosis isn't as critical as helping your child right where they are, and how to do that. Using real life as her primary therapy source, Jody has been able to help her son function as an adult by knowing when to help and when to step back. Tremendously helpful strategies and tips in this enlightening presentation!! Her recording is below:
 

Audio-Only Presentations

Sometimes our special needs moms are just too busy to appear on video. That's okay, we LOVE their insight and willingness to share and take time out of their day to record these audio presentations.  


Reading Disabilities – in this encore call which was held in a previous conference, Rebecca and Virginia share ideas for dealing with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and visual processing disorder (VPD).  We felt it was worthy to encore this one!  The first 20 or 30 seconds you can disregard, you don't need to put in a code.

===========

Autism Call – this call was held a while back, but it got such huge response from our members that we really wanted to broadcast it again for you in this encore presentation.  In this call, you will hear great tips and ideas from several moms who have children diagnosed with multiple conditions on the autism spectrum.  They share ideas for children from the very young, all the way to socializing an Aspie teenager and helping them to grow into adulthood. The first 20 or 30 seconds you can disregard, you don't need to put in a code.   

==========

Asperger's Call – this call was held as a follow up to the Autism call above, but it goes much deeper into Carrie's story with her daughter because our members wanted to know more on specifics that she used to take her daughter from non-verbal to a fully functioning teenager taking college classes.The first 20 or 30 seconds you can disregard, you don't need to put in a code.