Starting in the fall of 2018 we will be offering an online class to support the caregivers of socially or behaviorally challenging kids and teens. This class will be entirely online, so no need to worry about making it across town at a certain time each week! Feel free to complete these lessons at your own pace, in your comfy clothes, from the privacy our own home. You will also receive access to our private Facebook support group, where you can talk with, and ask questions to, the other parents and caregivers in the NEST program.
Finally, if you have a specific question or challenge that isn't being addressed in our online class or forum, feel free to reach out to our team directly and we will do our best to help and support you in any way we can!
Caregivers NEST classes are taught primarily by Kobi Wilson, who has 15+ years of experience working with children and teens with challenging behaviors, as well as a Masters in Special Education. She currently teaches part-time in the Tacoma School District, and is the director of The Social Skillz Theatre School and all of its programs.
NEST stands for Neuro-diverse Encouragement & Support Techniques.
Neuro-diverse: To us neuro-diversity covers a whole range of different challenges and conditions, including (but certainly not limited to!) Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and mental health challenges. Our techniques will be most helpful to the caregivers of children and teens who are able to clearly communicate their needs and wants, in some way.
Education: As parents and caregivers we teach, instruct and guide our children in a variety of ways. We want to encourage their self esteem and emotional development, but we also want to help them develop into healthy, happy adults with the greatest amount of independence that they are capable of. The techniques in this class will help you do just that!
Support: Sometimes neuro-diverse children and teens require different supports than their typically developing peers. These supports might be physical, emotional, verbal or sensory support, in these classes we will discuss them all!
Techniques: Each week you will receive encouragement and support, as you develop specific (concrete) techniques that will enable you to encourage and support your child more effectively through the many joys and challenges of growing up neuro-diverse.