Parent Workshop Videos

The ASD Nest Support Project provides video resources to families and individuals on the autism spectrum.

The project has brought experts on various aspects of autism and adolescence to share information and strategies to support children during this time of change and transition.


I was blown away by the videos I just watched about middle school. 
– Parent of 4th grade Nest student

Click a link below to view a video:

Dr. Lynda Geller on Adolescent Development
 – What to expect in this period of important social, personality, and academic change for young people on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig on Self-Regulation
 – What is self-regulation and sensory processing, and how do they relate to students on the autism spectrum? 


Dr. Lynda Geller on Disclosure
 – What children should know about their diagnosis with information about self-awareness and self-advocacy.


Dr. Gillian Boudreau on Anxiety – How to recognize and understand anxious patterns among children and adolescents with ASD, plus effective treatment options to effectively reduce anxiety at home.


Dr. Charles Cartwright on Medication
 –  How psychopharmacology is sometimes used in the treatment of core features of autism and associated conditions.


Susan Brennan on the Social World of Adolescence
 – What are the challenges of the adolescent social world, and how do we harness the power of strengths and interests to motivate social engagement.


Dr. Stephen Shore on Relationships and Sexuality
 – Understanding and supporting the feelings and social challenges for people on the autism spectrum in the area of sexuality and intimate relationships.


Jesse Saperstein on Transition to Adulthood
– Advice and suggestions from Jesse's personal experience, on supporting life after high school, when increased independence is required.


Susan Brennan on Perspectives Lab
 – The latest information about the middle school social therapeutic intervention, Perspectives Lab


Dr. Gillian Boudreau on Social Hangouts for Teens
 – Tips on helping your teenager reach out to friends to make plans for activities outside of school 


Amy Gravino on ASD & Girls
 – Helpful insight on the experience of being a woman with ASD, with advice for families to understand and empower their daughters on the autism spectrum


Self-advocate Panel on Tips for Families
– Four autistic self-advocates reflect on their experience growing up autistic, with advice for families about understanding and supporting children's needs


Dr. Gillian Boudreau on Creating an Environment of Calm
– How to actively create a home environment and a relational style can help reduce anxiety at home and foster growth and development


Dena Gassner on Self-advocacy
– Learn how to give language to difficult moments and help children understand how they perceive the world differently