Speaking publicly about some of the challenges I’ve faced, the mistakes I’ve made, and the people who have helped me has been one of the most rewarding, humbling experiences of my life.
My main focus has been on speaking to groups of special educators, and parents of children with special needs. It has been my greatest joy.
When it really works, it is a way for people to share and learn from each other in a way that nothing else can replicate, in my opinion.
If you’re curious about what exactly I talk about, here’s the short version:
- My parents and how they saved my life
- Asking better questions
- Learning what is worth measuring
- How to improve any situation
- The struggle not to blame ourselves for our children’s physical and mental challenges
- Fathers, sons, and modern masculinity
- Attention spans – Why we’re losing them, how to reverse it
If you’d like a video sample of a recent event, please let me know. And if you’d like to book me for an engagement, please speak up and I’ll get you in touch with my agent.
Below is a snapshot of where I’m headed next and places I’ve recently appeared
Tourette’s Camp – June 8-10, Gettysburg, PA
Regional Conference – September 14-15, San Antonio, TX
Colville, WA – May 2013
There are a lot of other things in the works, to be posted when the offers are finalized.
PACER Center Parents’ Group – April 19, Minneapolis, MN
Disabilities Resource Fair – May 3, Colville, WA
Tourette’s and Taboo Terms – March 1, 2012, University of Utah
Together We Can Learn – February 25, 2012, Topeka KS
Parents Engaged For Positive Change – December 2-3, 2011, Austin TX
Tourette’s And Taboo Terms – November 1, 2011, Lecture at the University of Utah
Mann Foundation Symposium: August 11, 2011
OSEP Mega Leadership Conference 2011: August 2, 2011
There are also a couple of TBA locations for later in the year that I’ll put up as I know more.