Neurodiversity

Homeschooling

Summit

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July 29th-31st

Just $3.08 per workshop!

Homeschooling with Neurodivergence?

 

We are here to help!

 

Join top Neurodiversity homeschooling experts and let them help…

Welcome to the Neurodiversity Homeschooling Summit.

We are here to help you connect with and learn from some of the most well-known and highly respected people supporting Neurodivergent families.

 

It’s all online… so you can join the workshops from the comfort of your own home in between your busy homeschooling day.

As a brand new homeschooling mother, this was a great buffet of resources that really helped me gain a greater understanding into the world of homeschooling and was full of value!

Stacey (Summit 2022)

No matter where you are in your homeschooling journey… the Neurodiversity Homeschooling Summit has you covered!

Ever wanted to ask people who have homeschooled for decades, have graduated their kids, and have tackled all the stages (and problems) how they did it?

Or do you want to hear from parents who are newer to homeschooling but who have conquered those earlier challenges of initially adjusting to homeschooling?

Well you’re in the right place… 

A new Neurodivergent diagnosis in your home?

Maybe you’re not sure where to start or whether you can do this?

Professionals have been using words such as Executive Function skill. But what does it mean?

Not sure what to expect as you continue your journey?

Or just uncertain if you can meet your child’s needs…

Join the summit to start your homeschooling journey with confidence. You’ve got this!

 

Can you homeschool your Neurodivergent child?

Not sure if homeschooling is the right choice for your family?

Want make the transition from school to homeschooling a smooth and successful one?

Not sure how to make sense of all the reporting requirements, especially when it comes to accomodating your child’s needs?

Or how do you both find your new community?

Join the summit to start your homeschooling journey with confidence. You’ve got this!

 

Already homeschooling but feeling burnt out?

Maybe you’re already homeschooling but you’re in a bit of a slump or lacking mojo?

Look for new some tips to get your homeschool journey back to harmonious?

Hoping to foster stronger and Emotionally Intelligent connections with in your family?

Join the summit and continue to homeschool with less friction and more mojo.

Looking to expand your support network?

 

Feeling a little lost and wanting to connect with other supportive parents?

Looking to connect with understanding experts in the field?

Wanting to hear from homeschooling parents in the midst of Neurodiversity?

Or just looking for tips to inspire your journey foward?

Come along to the summit to and making meaningful connections that could be the start of lifelong friendships.

 

I absolutely loved the Homeschooling Summit. I’m excited and re-energised for the new year with new resources and ideas. Everyone is so positive, friendly and down to earth. Thank you!!

Kristy (Summit 2022)

Join from the comfort of your own home and get immediate access to all the recordings right after each workshop.

What you can expect from the Neurodiversity Homeschooling Summit

14 live workshops

  • workshops covering a mix of Neurodiversity & homeschooling.
  • interactive panel chat & QA time to get all your questions answered.

An Interactive Community Space

  • chat, connect and reflect with our expert speakers and other homeschoolers after every workshop in a private community space.

Exclusive Offers & Discounts

  • daily exclusive offers from our presenters and sponsors
  • summit only discounts

Resources & Guides

  • don’t reinvent the wheel
  • resources ready to download
  • links to amazing resources at the click of a button

After EIGHT YEARS of highly successful homeschooling summits… The first Neurodiversity Homeschooling Summit was curated with YOU IN MIND.

Fearless homeschool created our homeschooling summit to provide an online space where experienced homeschooling parents and professionals could collaborate and share their knowledge and experience with other homeschoolers all around the country.

 

It has become a resounding success and over the last 8 years there has been over 8,000 attendees and over 280 workshops! 

 

And with the choice to homeschool for Neurodivergent families on the rise… the NEURODIVERSITY HOMESCHOOLING SUMMIT is our newest summit to support you through the next step of your journey!

The Workshops

Expectations vs Reality - how to embrace your child just as they are

Expectations vs Reality - how to embrace your child just as they are

Kelly Kotanidis

Workshop details

We all have expectations – of our children, our parenting, and our homeschool.
But how do you react when these expectations are VERY different to reality, due to neurodiversity, disability, or other perfectly normal experiences that aren’t featured in the rose-tinted-glasses view of parenting?
In this workshop I’ll be talking about my own experiences with 5 children with very different needs and wants, the shifts we had to make when faced with the possibility of severe disability, and how we continue to adapt at each new life stage.

Sorting out their senses: making sure your child’s sensory processing system is allowing them to learn

Sorting out their senses: making sure your child’s sensory processing system is allowing them to learn

Aimee Engler

Workshop details

Your child is willing to learn (well, kinda-sorta), you’re willing to teach (ditto), and because you’re an amazing parent, you’ve done everything you can to make this happen… Then why isn’t it?

Before a person can learn they must be able to self-regulate. Before they can self-regulate (which is a choice), their bodies must be ABLE to self-regulate (which isn’t a choice). If their sensory processing is ‘up the creek’, their body is going to focused solely on what’s wrong with no capacity to learn something new.

This is going to be a whirl-wind workshop, with lots of personal examples, about sensory modulation in the homeschool context and how sometimes sensory processing dysfunction can lie at the root of learning/schooling/relationship issues.

I’ll try to give as much practical information as I can so that you’ll: 1. understand sensory modulation, 2. recognise when it’s out of whack, 3. feel confident in taking the steps necessary to sort it out if it is.

Emotional Intelligent Parenting

Emotional Intelligent Parenting

Stephanie Pinto

Workshop details

Discover how EI helps you stay calm, build stronger family relationships, and handle challenges with empathy.

Get practical tips to bring more peace and balance to your home and move past of the emotional whirlwind of day to day life raising neurodivergent kids.

What You’ll Learn in

  • “Emotional Intelligence: The Key To Calming the Chaos”
  • Understanding Emotions: Recognize and manage your own emotions and those of your children.
  • Stress Management: Use EI techniques to stay calm during stressful parenting moments.
  • Improving Communication: Enhance your communication with your kids, fostering better understanding and cooperation.
  • Building Resilience: Teach your children resilience by modeling positive responses to challenges.
  • Empathy in Action: Cultivate empathy to strengthen family bonds and create a supportive home environment.

By the end of this session, you’ll have practical tools to bring calm and clarity to your family’s daily life.

Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

Lara Dawn

Workshop details

When treating children with ADHD, parent education is the #1 treatment. This session is designed to help you better understand your child’s ADHD brain and how you can support them.

Playing the game: applications and reviews.

Playing the game: applications and reviews.

Beverley Paine & April Jermey

Workshop details

When it comes to applications and reviews it’s all about ‘playing the game’, knowing what to write and how to plan and record without compromising on your home educating style or approach. The Educating Parent Beverley and April from Always Learning Books want to help you jump through those bureaucratic hoops – without the angst!

The EXECUTIVE BRAIN - What is everyone talking about?

The EXECUTIVE BRAIN - What is everyone talking about?

Micarlé Callea

Workshop details

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start your homeschooling journey. Especially when you are trying to get your head around a new neurodivergent diagnosis. Lots of professionals and LOTS of new information, strategies and concepts.

Executive Function or Exective Brain Skills is probably one of those new concepts you are trying to get your head around. Join Micarlé and start unpacking the world of the Executive Brain and how it connects to your Neurodivergent child.

Nutrition for Neurodiversity - an update on nutrition for brain health and function

Nutrition for Neurodiversity - an update on nutrition for brain health and function

Dani Catania

Workshop details

Nutrition underpins all aspects of health, and optimal neurological function is no exception. Dani will take us through the most recent research on brain health, gut health and optimising you and/or your children’s day-to-day and long term health. 

Living and Learning with Dyslexia

Living and Learning with Dyslexia

Anne Norris

Workshop details
Finding and thriving in your community!

Finding and thriving in your community!

Helene Thompson

Workshop details

Our workshop focuses on fostering awareness, acceptance, and authentic representation for neurodivergent individuals. Drawing from our experiences with Autism Camp Australia, we demonstrate how creating safe and inclusive spaces helps participants build strong relationships and supportive communities. We discuss how these principles can be applied to various settings, showing the significant benefits of belonging to a community, including enhanced well-being, mental health, and social participation. The workshop also emphasises the critical need for neurodivergent voices to be included in all conversations and decisions, supporting a more inclusive and understanding society.

Structured Literacy: Understanding the importance of building a solid foundation of learning.

Structured Literacy: Understanding the importance of building a solid foundation of learning.

Krystel Watts

Workshop details

What is Structured Literacy? What is the Science of Reading? Why would you need to know to teach your children?

Not all kids need a structured literacy approach but it benefits all kids but especially those with learning struggles or disabilities. Using a structured literacy approach can unlock your childs learning potential.

In this workshop Krystel, from EngagingMinds, will step you through the science behind why such programs can give your child the understanding and framework to become confident learners. She will discuss the main aspects you should look for when looking for a programme to use and what you need to know as a parent to best support your child.

PDA: An alternate, but realistic, approach to parenting and home educating.

PDA: An alternate, but realistic, approach to parenting and home educating.

Marissa Taylor

Workshop details

In this workshop, we will explore Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), child development, brain development (especially the threat response), the nervous system, emotional intelligence, and Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). PDA, a profile within autism, involves anxiety-driven avoidance of everyday demands and affects child development. We will discuss how brain development, particularly the threat response, shapes reactions to stress and perceived dangers, and the foundational role of the nervous system in coordinating these responses. Additionally, we will emphasise the importance of emotional intelligence for social success and personal well-being. Dr. Greene’s CPS model will be presented as an effective approach to addressing challenging behaviours by identifying and collaboratively solving underlying issues, promoting better emotional and behavioural regulation.

Using Play to Support Children in Learning & Life

Using Play to Support Children in Learning & Life

Stephanie Heartfield

Workshop details

Join Stephanie as she delves into:

  • The importance of play in learning and navigating challenges during childhood.
  • Using play to help children process things in their life and elevate emotional wellbeing.
  • The benefits of play for neurodiverse children.
  • Playful discipline strategies that are trauma-informed and neuro-affirming.
Safety at home: What the research says about why families of kids who are ND choose homeschooling

Safety at home: What the research says about why families of kids who are ND choose homeschooling

Rebecca English

Workshop details

This session is about the research, by a researcher in education at a major Australian university. It presents new Australian research on those young people who identify as ND and their move into homeschooling. This session looks at Queensland data to examine how young people are moving into homeschooling. It also outlines Australian and international research about why kids who identify as ND are asking to homeschool? Why are their parents looking at this as an option? What factors in and out of school are affecting these choices?

BONUS: Dyscalculia, Maths Difficulties and Everyday Maths - Where Is My Child Up To, And What Do I Do?

BONUS: Dyscalculia, Maths Difficulties and Everyday Maths - Where Is My Child Up To, And What Do I Do?

Esther White

Workshop details
Making the transition from mainstream to homeschooling, with your neurodivergent child

Making the transition from mainstream to homeschooling, with your neurodivergent child

Patricia Fitzgerald, Hannah Jenkins, Felicity Harber

Workshop details

I have purchased a ticket to the summit for the last 4 years. Each year it gets better and better and is by far my most valuable parent homeschooling tool. I love that I can go back and rewatch sessions – such a valuable resource and a wonderful way to make homeschooling connections.

Danielle (four time summit attendee)

FAQs

Do I need to go anywhere?

No! It’s all online, you don’t even need to leave your couch.

Do I have to attend live?

Nope.

You’ll get access to all recordings soon after the workshops.

But we recommend you come live to be part of the live chat during the workshops and to ask your questions to the expert speakers.

When is the summit?

The summit will be held online from July 29 to July 31, 2024.

The workshops will be held daily at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 7pm.

All summit times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Is the summit only for new homeschoolers?

Nope.

Whilst the summit will be the perfect head start if you’re new to homeschooling, our workshops will cover an extensive range of Neurodiversity topics.

Been homeschooling for while? Got teens? Transitioning your kids out of school?

All good… we’ve got you covered.

Is the summit just for Neurodivergent families?

Nope… all are welcome here!

Whilst some of the topics covered are more relevant to Neurodivergent homeschoolers, the vast majority of our workshops will have tips and tricks that ALL parents can put into practice.

Where is the summit based?

The summit is based in Australia… But have lots of previous attendees from New Zealand, the US and many other countries.

So if you’re coming along from oversees… just remember to check your timezone as we will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

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AT JUST $37…

… the summit is the best bang for buck you’ll find to streamline your homeschooling journey.