Adam Wilson is the creator of Calmer Con. An event he developed to help kids with sensory needs experience the thrill of a comic book convention, without the overwhelm. Adam’s son is on the spectrum, so at it’s core, Calmer Con is a mission of love for him. And Calmer Con's first convention was g
Publish Date: Sep 21, 2018
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Adam Wilson is the creator of Calmer Con. An event he developed to help kids with sensory needs experience the thrill of a comic book convention, without the overwhelm. Adam’s son is on the spectrum, so at it’s core, Calmer Con is a mission of love for him. And Calmer Con's first convention was great. I know, becasue I was there!
(And yes, I realize this show is supposed to be about ADHD, but I tend to think of autism as sort of a cousin to ADHD, and many of the challenges are similar. Not to mention, Adam’s story is so good that I just had to have him on.)
In this episode we’ll look at the struggles of parents who’s kids can be overwhelmed by sensory input, discuss the importance of acceptance, and maybe, just maybe, find the inspiration to do something big!
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In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
Adam’s goals for Calmer Con
How Adam created Calmer Con
Connecting to a child with autism
Sensory challenges and the movies
The value of talking to experts
Why paraprofessional educators / teacher aides are amazing!
The Overstimulation/Anxiety Spiral
Different types of meltdowns
The Tale of Logan and the Ocelot
Sacrificing things you love to make something more important
How Adam workshopped elements of the convention
Star Wars Skill Drills you can do at home!
Evolving Calmer Con to better serve parents
The importance of opportunities for social interaction
The power of acceptance
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