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Wired Differently Agenda
8:00-8:30 Registration & Refreshments
8:30-10:00

Critical Insights and Recommended Approaches

  • Overview of Disorders in Young People
  • Common Misunderstandings About These Young People
  • Why Traditional Policies and Practices Often Fail with These Students

KEY #1: The "Package" of Support & Assistance

10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00

“Acting In” Disorders continued

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Trauma (Including PTSD)

KEY #2: Reasonable Accommodations

12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:15

"Acting Out” Disorders

  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Anger Disorders

KEY #3: Prevention

KEY #4: No Stigma Allowed

2:15-2:30Break
2:30-3:30

Tying It All Together

  • Successful Approaches to Reach These Students
  • Helping Others Build Stronger Understandings and Commitments
    Toward These Students
  • Building a Community of Courage to Address These Students

KEY #5: A Positive & Welcoming Climate

3:30-4:30

Exploring Solutions to Very Challenging Cases

(Group discussion – optional attendance)