How to Help Bright Kids with Autism Cope During Challenging Times

How to Help Bright Kids with Autism Cope During Challenging Times


We received hundreds of questions for Barry Prizant, PhD, autism expert and author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, so we're offering you this focused, LIVE 3-class series for parents of twice exceptional (2e) kids on the spectrum. We'll address your greatest challenges during COVID-19 and beyond.



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Week 1: Learning & Motivation
May 20, 2020 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

  • How to help kids who struggle to stay engaged with e-learning
  • How to motivate kids by infusing interests and "enthusiasms" in learning
  • How to manage perfectionism and academic stress
  • How to collaborate with teachers and schools to enhance support
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Week 2: Emotional Regulation & Flexibility

May 27, 2020 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

  • What to do when a child gets disregulated very easily
  • How to decode and address problem behavior 
  • How to increase flexible mindsets and problem solving skills
  • What to do when demands trigger avoidance and refusal
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Week 3: Social Challenges, Peers & Family

June 3, 2020 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

  • Whether or not to push your child to be more social
  • How to all get along under one roof, while sheltering in place
  • Ideas for social connection online
  • How to decrease the chance of skill regression

Register for the LIVE Series

Only $149

(or 3 payments of $50)

and get the video, audio, transcripts and bonus talks

Scholarships available. Apply here.


What people are saying:


"Just finished the talk with Barry Prizant – thank you! I wish more professionals were SCERTS certified. His vision aligns with the autistic community and provides real support tools."

Jessica, 2019 Summit attendee

"I always love Dr. Barry Prizant’s interviews. His book uniquely human really helped me become a better speech therapist in working with students with Autism. Great tips to use with my students!"

Victoria, 2019 Summit attendee

"This is so helpful and enlightening for me as I deal with SPD and an ADHD diagnosis for my 8 year old."

Alexandra, 2019 Summit attendee

Here's what you'll get:

  • 3 live 90-minute sessions and Q&A with Barry Prizant, PhD

  • Over 4 hours of video & audio recordings and downloads

  • Professional, time-stamped transcripts for writing notes and re-visiting gems

  • Two popular, 2e autism-specific bonus talks 

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    Bonus 1: Putting the Right Supports in Place for Bright Kids with Autism with Barry Prizant, PhD

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    Bonus 2: Demystifying the Path of 2e Autism with Monica Osgood

About Barry Prizant, PhD:

Barry has more than 40 years experience as a clinical scholar, consultant, researcher and program consultant to children and older persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities and their families. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP). Barry has served as a tenured Professor of Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University and Emerson College, where he developed specialty tracks in language disabilities and autism in the Master’s and Doctoral programs. He also was Founder and Director of the Communication Disorders Department at Bradley Hospital, with an Associate Professor Appointment in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Brown University Program in Medicine, and was an Advanced Post-Doctoral Fellow in Early Intervention at UNC-Chapel Hill.   His latest book is Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism.


Meet Your Moderator: Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT

Debbie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Bright & Quirky, an organization helping bright kids thrive, even with learning, social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. After a decade in private practice specializing in 'twice exceptional (2e)' kids, she began the annual Bright & Quirky Child Online Summit, interviewing the leading psychologists and educators. To help 2e families thrive, she also created the Bright & Quirky IdeaLab learning community, the Bright & Quirky Action Plan digital course and a new series of fun online classes for 2e kids. She earned her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College and Masters in Child, family and couples counseling at Antioch University.