Stress, Rest & Digest – Craig McCullough

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Wired Differently Pre-Conference Speaker Craig McCullough notes that dissociation is a developmentally appropriate protective mechanism for younger students – but can be overdeveloped in students on the spectrum.

Watch Craig McCullough explain the interaction of the autonomic nervous system, trauma and 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 (although the original PM session is full, an identical AM session is now available).  He will also present additional sessions during the main conference.

Now in its 4th year, the Wired Differently Conference is an information-packed event that showcases a wide array of critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral challenges — especially in inclusive settings.


Steve Silberman
Award-winning Science Writer andNew York Times Bestselling Author of NeuroTribes

Las Vegas

Dr. Edward Hallowell
Child and Adult Psychiatrist, Learning Differences Expert, Bestselling Author ofDriven to Distraction


Mike Paget
International Speaker, Author & Consultant

Las Vegas | Toronto

Aaron Wiemeier
Author, Counselor & Trauma Specialist

Las Vegas

Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator

Las Vegas

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

Las Vegas

Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author

Las Vegas

Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Author, Crisis Response and Recovery Support Authority

Las Vegas

Barbara Coloroso
International Bestselling Author & Speaker


Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools


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


LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
$545 USD

$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016

$340 USD
(until 6/30)
$295 USD
(until 6/30)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395

CONFERENCE SESSIONS (partial listing):


UNSELFIE: Surprising Role of Empathy to Predict Children’s Happiness and Success

We Are More Alike Than Different

The Power of Nonverbal Communication in Education

I Used to Be Bullied for Having Special Needs: Here’s When It Stopped

Disciplinary Challenges with Special Education Students

The Mental Health Crisis in Education: Insight, Intervention & Strategies for Maximizing Educational Potential in an Ever Increasingly Stressful School Environment

De-stressing the Cycle of Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges

5 Keys for Working with Students with “Acting Out” and “Acting In” Disorders

Autism & Trauma Connections and Interactions – What Educators Need to Understand

Critical Mental Health: Empowering Students to Own Their Wellness

The Trauma – Relationship – School Environment Triangle: Understanding The Cyclical Nature of Trauma, Conflict & How to Change It!

Are Arts Methods and Self-Rating Effective in Teaching Elementary-Aged Children Executive Functioning Skills?

Creating Conditions for Academic Excellence: What It Takes to Leave No Child Behind

The Teacher Who Changed My Life

Inclusive Discipline: Non-Exclusionary Strategies for Inclusive Schools & Classrooms

Bibliotherapy: Using Novels to Heal

Motivating and Managing Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students

Creating a Customized and Highly Effective Classroom Management Plan

The Suspension Question: What Schools Need to Know About Discipline Options

WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

Suicide Prevention, Awareness & Response Strategies (S.P.A.R.S.)

Teach with Passion, Manage with Compassion!

Transforming ISS: Utilizing Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, and Restorative Practices

The Adolescent Brain: “Temporary Adolescent Insanity”

Supportive Discipline: Teaching Students to “Own” Their Behaviors

Disciplinary Challenges with Special Education Students

To Be Announced


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