Craig McCullough: Autism – Intense World Theory

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2016_WD_headerCraig McCullough’s work with children with autism has provided much anecdotal evidence to support the “Intense World Theory” – which holds that autism results from a supercharged brain that makes the world painfully intense.

Watch Craig McCullough describe the significance of the Intense World Theory for autism.

Craig’s insights come from his experience as a counselor and counselor educator in various settings and from his work in the trenches with a daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s.  He will present a June 28th pre-conference session entitled “Autism & Trauma Connections and Interactions – What Educators Need to Understand” at the Wired Differently Conference in Las Vegas.  He will also present additional sessions during the main conference.

The Wired Differently Conference is coming to Las Vegas! Now in its 4th year, this information-packed event showcases a wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students diagnosed with, or who could be diagnosed with, emotional/behavioral challenges –
especially in inclusive settings.


Steve Silberman
Award-winning science writer andNew York Times best-selling author of NeuroTribes
Mike Paget
International Speaker, Author & Consultant
Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator
Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools
Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author
Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Author, Crisis Response and Recovery Support Authority
Check out some of this year’s speakers!

This 3-day conference will provide tools and strategies for working with individuals and small groups — as well as in the classroom. Some types of disorders to be addressed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • 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

Developmental Resources is now offering an EARLY DISCOUNT ($415 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $325 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.) SAVE THE DATE!

LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
$415 USD

(until Mar.31st)
$325 USD

(until Mar.31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Early Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $425


The 2016 Wired Differently Conference will convene at Caesars Palace as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.  This iconic Las Vegas Roman-themed luxury hotel sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service, and is situated on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with casino, headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will feature:

  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

Wired Differently attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit sessions on a space-available basis.

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double).  Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.


Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for the Wired Differently Conference in Las Vegas!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form to  The deadline for program proposals is February 28, 2016.

Presenters are required to register for the conference — discounts apply for on-time registrations. Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

June 19-22, 2016
June 28-July 1, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
NextGen School Safety Conference

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