Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach

Through our Educational Outreach initiative, Gateway Academy produces relevant, action-oriented educational messages and fosters a continuing dialogue for those who are living with and/or impacted by others with social and learning differences.

Our Impact

Lifelong learning has a different meaning when passion and compassion are combined.

The faculty of Gateway Academy is one of the most dynamic groups of educators and practitioners in the south. With a flair for creativity and a challenging spirit, they practice the fine art of “finding another, better way.”  Educational outreach is an extension of who we are.  It is our hope, our mission, and our goal to share the success of practical applications supported by the wisdom of solid research.

We are excited to experience and share our light bulb moments with diverse groups of people from all related fields.  Join us as we ask the hard questions about social construction in autism; transition points for learners with differences; what we can do to work with and through unbridled energy, resistant shame, learned helplessness and so many other challenges.

Please attend one of our functions or let us know how we can help serve you in your own workplace or professional community. Those who attend our events walk away with changes in perceptions and empowering new tools to create an immediate and lasting impact.

Transition Events

Students with ADHD, autism and learning differences are often considered “too high functioning” for state-funded resources, yet they still require support to become productive adults. Each year, Gateway offers a transition event that specifically targets this group of students, for whom appropriate resources are critical but less available and harder to find.
Transition Symposium

The Gateway Academy Transition Symposium is held biennially, on alternate years to the Gateway Transition Fair. Symposium speakers are researchers and professionals with practical, skill-based knowledge and a relevant message. They are experts in subject areas where social and learning differences intersect with young adulthood. Past topics have included: employment skills (seeking, landing a keeping a job), the transition to post-secondary education, appropriate legal supports, resilience and social connectedness post-high school and self-determination. Symposium attendees learn how to support the growth of pivotal skills and competencies that are critical to adult functioning. Speakers provide actionable steps to support a healthy growth trajectory during the transition to adulthood and adult independence. The Gateway Transition Symposium is relevant to those for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. High school students or young adults with ADHD, autism or learning differences, parents, educators, mental health professionals, physicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and college support service specialists benefit from this unique educational program. Our next Transition Symposium will occur in January 2019.

 

Transition Fair

The Gateway Transition Fair features programs and schools throughout Texas and the United States that cater to individuals for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. These programs serve high school graduates aged 18 and up with average to above average IQ. The Transition Fair showcases specific programs supporting academic, independent living and vocational growth for individuals with social and learning differences. This program excludes traditional colleges without identified specialty support programs and individual practitioners/therapy providers. Common learning differences addressed by our program exhibitors include dyslexia, ADHD, and autism. Teenagers, young adults, parents, educators, and professionals are welcome to attend. Our next Transition Fair will be held at Gateway Academy in January 2019. For more information and to view our event page, click the link below. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Schools and programs interested in exhibiting at this event should email the event coordinator at jplesnicher@gatewayacademyhouston.org.

Parent Connection

To support each student and parent through academic life at Gateway, we have developed several programs that work in conjunction to better our students’ lives and parents understanding of the growth their child is experiencing.
Parents Program:

Gateway Academy Parents
The Gateway Academy Parents’ Organization (GAP) sponsors our students in extracurricular activities targeted at building community and reinforcing social skills. Once a month, events such as bowling, museum trips, amusement parks, take place. These outings provide ideal settings for social interaction away from school while having the support of parents and caring adults close by. GAP lends logistical support to weekly, school-sponsored programs offering critical resource information, parent support and a variety of educational programming.

The mutual support and shared perspective of parents and the school, help to prepare our students for a successful transition to young adulthood.

Parent Education Program:

Second, we have designed a program that will equip each student with the necessary organization, technology, and executive functioning skills to develop independence in and out of the classroom.  Our Study Skills Program has three parts that encourage our students to think about their future in a meaningful way: through organization/technology use, participation in community service activities, and building interest in a career or work affinity.   This program enriches our students in and out of the classroom and teaches them to have a positive impact on our community.

Knowledge Base

Gateway Academy: Working out for student success
http://abc13.com/1266631/

One Happy Camper: Summer Programs for Kids

https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-summer-camps/

The Cases for (Working, Maturing) Gap Years

https://www.additudemag.com/the-case-for-working-maturing-gap-years/

A Meaningful Independent Life

http://daymarkliving.com/2721/ten-tips-meaningful-independent-life/

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2017/01/10/study-exercise-behavior-half/23166/

When Math Just Doesn’t Add Up: Understanding Dyscalculia

https://www.additudemag.com/dyscalculia/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=november&mc_cid=939aa0a92f&mc_eid=cb1b729c81

College-Bound Students With Autism Learn To Navigate Campus Life

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/11/11/college-bound-autism-navigate/23013/

New thinking on kids with ADHD: ‘Healthy lifestyle’ could be effective intervention

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/31/new-thinking-on-kids-with-adhd-healthy-lifestyle-could-be-effective-intervention/?postshare=5741465497921171&tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.752d6916628d

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/02/15/attention-deficithyperactivity-is-a-brain-disorder-scientists-confirm/?utm_term=.3580c7d2621d

ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Your AAA Guidebook

https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/adhd-anxiety-and-autism-symptoms-and-treatment/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=may

What Happens When You Separate Students from Their Cell Phones

http://www.tenneyschool.com/12990/

Websites:

Transition In Texas – Gateway is committed to helping students and families make informed decisions about the transition to adulthood. This Texas resource has some interesting links.
http://www.transitionintexas.org

Navigate Life Texas – Do you have questions about legal needs in transitioning to adulthood for kids with social and learning differences? This is an easy to read website that may help you.
https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/transition-to-adulthood/legal-options-for-age-18-and-beyond

The Student Lounge Overview – DO IT
Tips for College-Bound Students with Learning Differences
http://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accesscollege/student-lounge/overview

CHADD – College for those with ADHD
http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Education/College.aspx

Impact ADHD: Helping Parents Help Kids
http://impactadd.com

Child Mind Institute – dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
https://childmind.org

Visit the Gateway Academy Pinterest Page!

Find articles, resources, and information about upcoming events, resources for college-bound students with learning differences, articles about ADHD and autism…and more!

Need a Speaker?

Available presenters:
Michele Bauman Joseph, MEd.
Gateway Academy – Head of School

Michele holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s degree in Education. She has served students with social and learning differences for over 30 years. Michele has been a resource teacher in public school, the principal of The Joy School and the Co-Founder and Head of School for Gateway Academy and the Advance Program. Michele’s unique background and her track record in addressing social, behavioral and learning challenges make her a relevant and engaging speaker. She has shared her knowledge at conferences such as CHADD, LDA, TAAPS, various school in-service workshops, and has created curriculum around important topics impacting teens with learning differences. She is pleased to share her knowledge and is prepared to address teacher, professional, parent and student audiences.

Michele’s Ready Topics:

  • Transition to Adulthood: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1)
  • Self Determination Pathways for Young Adults
  • Sex Education for Middle and High School Students with Learning Differences
    • Michele is a co-developer of a specialized sex education curriculum for middle and high school students with social and learning differences.
    • Michele is available to teach educators how to address the topic of human sexuality and behavior in a developmentally appropriate manner.
    • Michele is skilled in helping parents prevent high-risk behaviors through a practical, developmentally based sex education program. Her approach is adapted for those who guide and mentor teens with social, learning or behavioral challenges.

Other topics:

  • ADHD: Maximizing Attention and Behavior in the Classroom
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder I
  • Dyslexia strategies for struggling learners
  • Programming for Adolescents with Learning and Social Challenges
  • Transition Programming for High School Students with Learning Differences
  • Executive Functioning – Tools for the Classroom
  • Creating a Culture of Self Determination: A Combined Counseling, ABA and Social Thinking Skills Approach with Adolescents

     
Scott Adams
Advance – Executive Director

Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University where he double majored in English and Communication Studies. Scott taught at The Joy School and is a Co-Founder, former teacher and Principal of the Gateway Academy. He recently co-founded the Advance Program, a post-high school program for young adults with social and learning differences. He is currently the Executive Director of the Advance. Scott understands the unique challenges of students and families impacted by learning disabilities, as he is himself, a parent of a learning- disabled child. Scott is an award-winning speaker and regional qualifier in the Toastmaster’s International World Championship of Public Speaking. He finished second at this level in 2005 and 2006, effectively making him one of the top 18 speakers in an organization of over 180,000 members.  Scott’s passion for brain-based education and his engaging style make him an effective and captivating presenter.

Scott’s Ready Topics:

  • Developing Fitness Programming and Strategies to Enhance Academic Performance and Behavioral Outcomes
  • Preparing to Launch: Helping Young Adults with Social and Learning Differences Consider Life After High School
  • The Art of Seeking, Landing, and Keeping a Job: Vocational Education and Planning Pathways
  • Skill Versus Will: Equipping Teens and Young Adults to Overcome the top 3 Obstacles to Adult Independence
  • Owning It: How Students with Social and Learning Differences Can Become Self Directed Learners and Contributors
  • From Helped to Helper: Self Determination as a Pathway to Personal Significance
  • Regulating Emotion, Attention, and Productivity through Movement

Other Topics:

  • Helping students with autism become better writers?
  • The importance of brain-based education with special needs populations
  • Programming for young adults with social and learning differences
  • Integrating written and verbal communication skills to enhance the vocational outcomes of young adults
  • Executive function and transition to young adulthood
  • Fitness and the young adult brain

Brodie Simmons MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Gateway Academy – Dean of Student Services

Brodie is a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Houston and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Brodie was the Choices Counselor for The Gateway Academy and St. Thomas High School, where he provided ongoing prevention programming around 15 high-risk behaviors. This program was uniquely tailored to both schools and their student populations. In addition to developing programming, Brodie provided therapeutic interventions to students, faculty, and parents at these schools.  Brodie has a private therapy practice and recently joined the staff of Gateway as Dean of Student Advancement. Brodie has presented at The Southwest Adolescent Treatment Providers Conference, Katy Autism Alliance, and is in demand as a presenter where he addresses parents, teachers and government officials.  Brodie is a current member of the American Counseling Association and received his National Certified Counselor recognition from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Brodie’s Ready Topics:

  • An Overview of Brain Development and Executive Function
  • Sex Education: A Programmatic Approach to Prevent High-Risk Behaviors in Students with Social and Learning Differences.
  • The Impact of Drugs and Alcohol on the Developing Brain: Prevention Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Parents
  • Developing Healthy Relationships: Relational Aggression and Teens
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying: Creating an “Upstander” Culture in Schools
  • Parenting in the Age of Technology: Helping Teens Develop Healthy Boundaries

Other Topics:

  • Depression in teens
  • Anxiety – Strategies to overcome challenges at home and school
  • Parenting teens with social and learning differences
  • Talking to teens about their diagnoses/learning differences
  • Preparing for success – building resilience in teens

Educational Outreach

Through our Educational Outreach initiative, Gateway Academy produces relevant, action-oriented educational messages and fosters a continuing dialogue for those who are living with and/or impacted by others with social and learning differences.

Our Impact

Lifelong learning has a different meaning when passion and compassion are combined.

The faculty of Gateway Academy has one of the most dynamic groups of educators and practitioners in the south. With a flair for creativity and a challenging spirit, we practice the fine art of “finding another, better way.”  Educational outreach is an extension of who we are.  It is our hope, our mission, and our goal to share the success of practical applications supported by the wisdom of solid research.

We are excited to experience and share our light bulb moments with diverse groups of people from all related fields.  Join us as we ask the hard questions about social construction in autism; transition points for learners with differences; what we can do to work with and through unbridled energy, resistant shame, learned helplessness and so many other challenges.

Please attend one of our functions or let us know how we can help serve you in your own workplace or professional community. Those who attend our events walk away with changes in perceptions and empowering new tools to create immediate and lasting impact.

Transition Events

Students with AD/HD, autism and learning differences are often considered “too high functioning” for state-funded resources, yet they still require support to become productive adults. Each year, Gateway offers a transition event that specifically targets this group of students, for whom appropriate resources are critical but less available and harder to find.
Transition Symposium

The Gateway Academy Transition Symposium is held biennially, on alternate years to the Gateway Transition Fair. Symposium speakers are researchers and professionals with practical, skill-based knowledge and a relevant message. They are experts in subject areas where social and learning differences intersect with young adulthood. Past topics have included: employment skills (seeking, landing a keeping a job), the transition to post-secondary education, appropriate legal supports, resilience and social connectedness post-high school and self-determination. Symposium attendees learn how to support the growth of pivotal skills and competencies that are critical to adult functioning. Speakers provide actionable steps to support a healthy growth trajectory during the transition to adulthood and adult independence. The Gateway Transition Symposium is relevant to those for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. High school students or young adults with ADHD, autism or learning differences, parents, educators, mental health professionals, physicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and college support service specialists benefit from this unique educational program. Our next Transition Symposium will occur in January 2019.

 

Transition Fair

The Gateway Transition Fair features programs and schools throughout Texas and the United States that cater to individuals for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. These programs serve high school graduates aged 18 and up with average to above average IQ. The Transition Fair showcases specific programs supporting academic, independent living and vocational growth for individuals with social and learning differences. This program excludes traditional colleges without identified specialty support programs and individual practitioners/therapy providers. Common learning differences addressed by our program exhibitors include dyslexia, AD/HD, and autism. Teenagers, young adults, parents, educators, and professionals are welcome to attend. Our next Transition Fair will be held at Gateway Academy in January 2020. For more information and to view our event page, click the link below. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Schools and programs interested in exhibiting at this event should email the event coordinator at jplesnicher@gatewayacademyhouston.org.

Professional Workshops

Transition Symposium

The Gateway Academy Transition Symposium is held biennially, on alternate years to the Gateway Transition Fair. Symposium speakers are researchers and professionals with practical, skill-based knowledge and a relevant message. They are experts in subject areas where social and learning differences intersect with young adulthood. Past topics have included: employment skills (seeking, landing a keeping a job), the transition to post-secondary education, appropriate legal supports, resilience and social connectedness post-high school and self-determination. Symposium attendees learn how to support the growth of pivotal skills and competencies that are critical to adult functioning. Speakers provide actionable steps to support a healthy growth trajectory during the transition to adulthood and adult independence. The Gateway Transition Symposium is relevant to those for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. High school students or young adults with ADHD, autism or learning differences, parents, educators, mental health professionals, physicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and college support service specialists benefit from this unique educational program. Our next Transition Symposium will occur in January 2019.

 

Transition Fair

The Gateway Transition Fair features programs and schools throughout Texas and the United States that cater to individuals for whom college, adult independent living and/or vocational careers are attainable with the proper structure and support. These programs serve high school graduates aged 18 and up with average to above average IQ. The Transition Fair showcases specific programs supporting academic, independent living and vocational growth for individuals with social and learning differences. This program excludes traditional colleges without identified specialty support programs and individual practitioners/therapy providers. Common learning differences addressed by our program exhibitors include dyslexia, AD/HD, and autism. Teenagers, young adults, parents, educators, and professionals are welcome to attend. Our next Transition Fair will be held at Gateway Academy in January 2020. For more information and to view our event page, click the link below. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Schools and programs interested in exhibiting at this event should email the event coordinator at jplesnicher@gatewayacademyhouston.org.

Parent Education

To support each student and parent through academic life at Gateway, we have developed several programs that work in conjunction to better our students’ lives and parents understanding of the growth their child is experiencing.
Parents Program:

GAP: Gateway Academy Parents
The Gateway Academy Parents’ Organization (GAP) sponsors our students in extracurricular activities targeted at building community and reinforcing social skills. Once a month, events such as bowling, museum trips, amusement parks, take place. These outings provide ideal settings for social interaction away from school while having the support of parents and caring adults close by. GAP lends logistical support to weekly, school-sponsored programs offering critical resource information, parent support and a variety of educational programming.

The mutual support and shared perspective of parents and the school, help to prepare our students for a successful transition to young adulthood.

Parent Education Program:

Second, we have designed a program that will equip each student with the necessary organization, technology, and executive functioning skills to develop independence in and out of the classroom.  Our Study Skills Program has three parts that encourage our students to think about their future in a meaningful way: through organization/technology use, participation in community service activities, and building interest in a career or work affinity.   This program enriches our students in and out of the classroom and teaches them to have a positive impact on our community.

Knowledge Base

Gateway Academy: Working out for student success
http://abc13.com/1266631/

One Happy Camper: Summer Programs for Kids

https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-summer-camps/

The Cases for (Working, Maturing) Gap Years

https://www.additudemag.com/the-case-for-working-maturing-gap-years/

A Meaningful Independent Life

http://daymarkliving.com/2721/ten-tips-meaningful-independent-life/

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2017/01/10/study-exercise-behavior-half/23166/

When Math Just Doesn’t Add Up: Understanding Dyscalculia

https://www.additudemag.com/dyscalculia/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=november&mc_cid=939aa0a92f&mc_eid=cb1b729c81

College-Bound Students With Autism Learn To Navigate Campus Life

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/11/11/college-bound-autism-navigate/23013/

New thinking on kids with ADHD: ‘Healthy lifestyle’ could be effective intervention

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/31/new-thinking-on-kids-with-adhd-healthy-lifestyle-could-be-effective-intervention/?postshare=5741465497921171&tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.752d6916628d

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/02/15/attention-deficithyperactivity-is-a-brain-disorder-scientists-confirm/?utm_term=.3580c7d2621d

ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Your AAA Guidebook

https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/adhd-anxiety-and-autism-symptoms-and-treatment/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=may

What Happens When You Separate Students from Their Cell Phones

http://www.tenneyschool.com/12990/

Websites:

Transition In Texas – Gateway is committed to helping students and families make informed decisions about the transition to adulthood. This Texas resource has some interesting links.
http://www.transitionintexas.org

Navigate Life Texas – Do you have questions about legal needs in transitioning to adulthood for kids with social and learning differences? This is an easy to read website that may help you.
https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/transition-to-adulthood/legal-options-for-age-18-and-beyond

The Student Lounge Overview – DO IT
Tips for College-Bound Students with Learning Differences
http://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accesscollege/student-lounge/overview

CHADD – College for those with ADHD
http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Education/College.aspx

Impact ADHD: Helping Parents Help Kids
http://impactadd.com

Child Mind Institute – dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
https://childmind.org

Visit the Gateway Academy Pinterest Page!

Find articles, resources, and information about upcoming events, resources for college-bound students with learning differences, articles about ADHD and autism…and more!

Need a Speaker?

Available presenters:
Michele Bauman Joseph, MEd.
Gateway Academy Head of School

Michele holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s degree in Education. She has served students with social and learning differences for over 30 years. Michele has been a resource teacher in public school, the principal of The Joy School and the Co-Founder and Head of School for Gateway Academy and the Advance Program. Michele’s unique background and her track record in addressing social, behavioral and learning challenges make her a relevant and engaging speaker. She has shared her knowledge at conferences such as CHADD, LDA, TAAPS, various school in-service workshops, and has created curriculum around important topics impacting teens with learning differences. She is pleased to share her knowledge and is prepared to address teacher, professional, parent and student audiences.

Michele’s Ready Topics:

  • Transition to Adulthood: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1)
  • Self Determination Pathways for Young Adults
  • Sex Education for Middle and High School Students with Learning Differences
    • Michele is a co-developer of a specialized sex education curriculum for middle and high school students with social and learning differences.
    • Michele is available to teach educators how to address the topic of human sexuality and behavior in a developmentally appropriate manner.
    • Michele is skilled in helping parents prevent high-risk behaviors through a practical, developmentally based sex education program. Her approach is adapted for those who guide and mentor teens with social, learning or behavioral challenges.

Other topics:

  • ADHD: Maximizing Attention and Behavior in the Classroom
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder I
  • Dyslexia strategies for struggling learners
  • Programming for Adolescents with Learning and Social Challenges
  • Transition Programming for High School Students with Learning Differences
  • Executive Functioning – Tools for the Classroom
  • Creating a Culture of Self Determination: A Combined Counseling, ABA and Social Thinking Skills Approach with Adolescents

     
Scott Adams
Executive Director – Advance Program

Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University where he double majored in English and Communication Studies. Scott taught at The Joy School and is a Co-Founder, former teacher and Principal of the Gateway Academy. He recently co-founded the Advance Program, a post-high school program for young adults with social and learning differences. He is currently the Executive Director of the Advance. Scott understands the unique challenges of students and families impacted by learning disabilities, as he is himself, a parent of a learning- disabled child. Scott is an award-winning speaker and regional qualifier in the Toastmaster’s International World Championship of Public Speaking. He finished second at this level in 2005 and 2006, effectively making him one of the top 18 speakers in an organization of over 180,000 members.  Scott’s passion for brain-based education and his engaging style make him an effective and captivating presenter.

Scott’s Ready Topics:

  • Developing Fitness Programming and Strategies to Enhance Academic Performance and Behavioral Outcomes
  • Preparing to Launch: Helping Young Adults with Social and Learning Differences Consider Life After High School
  • The Art of Seeking, Landing, and Keeping a Job: Vocational Education and Planning Pathways
  • Skill Versus Will: Equipping Teens and Young Adults to Overcome the top 3 Obstacles to Adult Independence
  • Owning It: How Students with Social and Learning Differences Can Become Self Directed Learners and Contributors
  • From Helped to Helper: Self Determination as a Pathway to Personal Significance
  • Regulating Emotion, Attention, and Productivity through Movement

Other Topics:

  • Helping students with autism become better writers?
  • The importance of brain-based education with special needs populations
  • Programming for young adults with social and learning differences
  • Integrating written and verbal communication skills to enhance the vocational outcomes of young adults
  • Executive function and transition to young adulthood
  • Fitness and the young adult brain

Brodie Simmons, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC

Brodie is a Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Houston and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Brodie was the Choices Counselor for The Gateway Academy and St. Thomas High School, where he provided ongoing prevention programming around 15 high-risk behaviors. This program was uniquely tailored to both schools and their student populations. In addition to developing programming, Brodie provided therapeutic interventions to students, faculty, and parents at these schools.  Brodie has a private therapy practice and recently joined the staff of Gateway as Dean of Student Advancement. Brodie has presented at The Southwest Adolescent Treatment Providers Conference, Katy Autism Alliance, and is in demand as a presenter where he addresses parents, teachers and government officials.  Brodie is a current member of the American Counseling Association and received his National Certified Counselor recognition from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Brodie’s Ready Topics:

  • An Overview of Brain Development and Executive Function
  • Sex Education: A Programmatic Approach to Prevent High-Risk Behaviors in Students with Social and Learning Differences.
  • The Impact of Drugs and Alcohol on the Developing Brain: Prevention Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Parents
  • Developing Healthy Relationships: Relational Aggression and Teens
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying: Creating an “Upstander” Culture in Schools
  • Parenting in the Age of Technology: Helping Teens Develop Healthy Boundaries

Other Topics:

  • Depression in teens
  • Anxiety – Strategies to overcome challenges at home and school
  • Parenting teens with social and learning differences
  • Talking to teens about their diagnoses/learning differences
  • Preparing for success – building resilience in teens

Come and hear Michele and Scott at the 2017 CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Conference in Atlanta, GA, November 9-12, 2017.

http://www.chadd.org/training-events/annual-international-conference-on-adhd.aspx

Join Michele & Scott in February 2018 as they speak at the LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) National Conference.

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