Recorded Workshop

Understand and Support Your Neurodivergent Child: From Misbehavior to Stress Response

February 15, 2024 12:00 pm EDT/EST

This workshop was hosted live on the date noted above, you can view the recording and download the handouts below.

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About This Workshop

We often view kids’ challenging behaviors as misbehavior – that is on purpose or even manipulation to gain or avoid something. This point of view is sadly common in families and even in schools. In order to correct the behavior we don’t want, we tend to “discipline” our children which commonly means consequences, time-outs or punishment. Even though largely outdated and sometimes harmful, most adults believe that these approaches “teach” children to behave in more appropriate or expected ways. 

In contrast, science tells us that what is often viewed as misbehavior is actually a stress response. When a child feels stressed or unsafe on the inside, challenging behaviors are what we see on the outside. And neurodivergent children, like those with Autism or ADHD, are even more vulnerable to feeling stressed than neurotypical children. Let’s work on this together.

  • Click the button above to watch the recording of this workshop previously hosted.  Come learn proven, effective solutions that quickly produce positive results giving you more clarity and confidence. If you are looking for more support email our Parent Guides at
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library,  ADHD and Autism: Help Your Child Thrive Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including  Help Your Child with Autism to Make Friends,  Positive Discipline for Children with ADHD: Understand Your Child’s Brain

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define and recognize the importance of neuroception and coregulation 
  • Identify your child’s stressors including those that are common among neurodivergent children such as unmet sensory needs and unsupported neurodevelopmental differences 
  • Provide effective support for your child’s identified stressors 
  • Apply strategies to effectively advocate for your child’s needs at school

Meet your Instructors

Michelle Sebak

School, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Neurodiversity-Affirming Support,



  • communication
  • safety
  • support

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  • All, Effective Parenting Principles
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