Mike Paget: How to “Inoculate” Yourself from Emotionally & Behaviorally Challenging Students

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Wired Differently Keynote Presenter Mike Paget says educators have to be emotionally healthy themselves to meet the challenge of working with emotionally and behaviorally challenging students.

View Mike Paget discussing how to inoculate yourself from challenging students.

Mike Paget has helped educators and professionals throughout North America work with various types of challenging students — including children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders.  He is an innovator of effective approaches for working with students who are “wired differently” and of creative techniques for managing classroom behavior and student aggression, as well as for crisis intervention. He has co-authored High on the Spectrum: Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism & Related Personalities, Aggressive and Violent Students and Defying the Defiance.  His keynote presentation is entitled “Wired for Success.” He will also present a breakout session entitled “The 3 R’s:  Reframing, Refueling and Relationships.”

The National Conference on Students Who Are Wired Differently, featuring keynote presenters Dr. Temple Grandin, Dan Habib and Mike Paget will focus on providing critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions. This conference is appropriate for regular classroom teachers, special education teachers, counselors, administrators and other professional educators in grades PK-12. Particular focus will be given to working with students in inclusive classroom settings.

Tools, strategies and recommendations will be featured for working individually, in small groups and in the classroom with these high-potential students who experience a wide array of diagnostic conditions including:

  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anger Disorders

Featured presenters will include:

Dr. Temple Grandin(Best-selling Author and Subject of the HBO Film,Temple Grandin)
Dan Habib (Creator of Including Samuel and Filmmaker in Residence at the University of New Hampshire)
Mike Paget (International Speaker, Author and Consultant on Students with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges)
Dr. Debra Leach (Author and Expert on Integrating Applied Behavior Analysis in Inclusive Classrooms)
Dr. John Almarode (International Trainer and Thought Leader on Educational Neuroscience
$375 (Until 6/1)
Pre-Conference A: Developing Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with ASD
Wednesday, June 19 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$50 (Until 5/20)
Pre-Conference B: From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Wiring & Engaging Deep Thinking Brains!
Wednesday, June 19 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$50 (Until 5/20)

Attendees from throughout North America will enjoy the breathtaking Atlanta Marriott Marquis — which will provide an excellent setting for networking with hundreds of educators interested in enhancing their ability to impact these often high-potential students.


  • School Counselors
  • Special Needs Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Classroom Teachers
  • School Social Workers (all levels)
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People
  • Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Clergy

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