Webinar: Empowering vs. Enabling: Fostering Independence in Neurodivergent Teens & Young Adults

This webinar was originally aired on Thursday, April 13 at 11AM.


How do you teach neurodivergent teens and young adults to become more independent? Are you enabling them or setting them up for success? How do you know when to let them risk failure or give them a helping hand? This interactive workshop will identify what are reasonable and realistic expectations and provide a framework to help you figure out when and how much to help. We'll cover 5 key motivators, and the 4 phases of effective parenting to transfer ownership and foster independence.

In this presentation, learn to:

  • Identify the four phases parents move through in the process of transferring ownership to kids for their education and their life.

  • Determine what’s preventing complex teens and young adults from asking for the help they need in school and self-management.

  • Explore the five motivators required for neurodivergent teens and young adults to do schoolwork and manage their lives independently and identify how to help them use those motivators most effectively.

CIP April WebinarOur guest presenters are ImpactParents' Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC. Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster co-founded ImpactParents.com in 2011 because traditional parenting advice wasn’t working for their complex kids and they found no training or coaching available designed specifically to support them as parents of complex kids. Now internationally recognized as leading parent educators in the world, they use a coach-approach to help parents reduce the stress of raising children, teens, and young adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, LD, and more. The creators of Sanity School® behavior training, they’re authors of many books including Parenting ADHD Now: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD and The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More.



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About College Internship Program

The College Internship Program is a comprehensive transition program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Differences. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Autism, ADHD, and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.