Solving Sleep Issues in Children with Autism

Many parents assume that their child will always struggle with sleep when the child has autism. However, research is showing that children with autism can learn how to fall asleep and sleep deeply with the help of fundamental and consistent practices. This course is relevant to both professionals and parents who are looking for practical steps that parents can take to reap the benefits of improved family health and quality of life.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Sleep Issues in Autism
  • Signs and Practices of a child with Autism
  • Practical Sleep Foundations
  • Practical Behavioral Treatment
    • designing a program for a parent volunteer based on their child’s sleep habits; constructing bedtime routine


About the Presenter

Renee is a Mama Warrior to one exceptional boy, Austin, and wife to her husband, Barry. In her previous life she was a marketing executive, singer, and amateur shopper…and then her world was turned upside-down when A-U-T-I-S-M entered the picture. At ten months old, her son was given an unprecedented, extremely early autism spectrum diagnosis. A diagnosis that was hard-won and a battle like no other, but one that would change the course of their lives forever. Her world became silent when his world became silent, and all that mattered from that point forward was improving his life as much as possible, as quickly as possible.

Because of their success and her son’s amazing transformation, Renee’s biggest passion lies with helping other parents like her. Parents at the beginning of this confusing journey who see signs, but find no help. Who are told they’re crazy…that it’s too early to see signs…too early to diagnose…too early to get help. It’s never too early. There are signs. There is help.

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