Have you heard the term “ally” bandied about but aren’t really sure what it means? Curious how it’s different from being an advocate? And what does any of that mean for you as a parent in terms of how to best support your complex kids? This exploratory conversation with veteran coaches Jodi Sleeper-Triplett and Elaine Taylor-Klaus — both consciously and actively engaged as allies in the gender and neurodiversity communities (and their intersection) — introduces listeners to key concepts and specifics of language, nuances and challenges, to help you continue to be the best parent you can for kids who are complex, either in terms of neurodiversity, gender and/or sexuality, or both.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC co-founded the first global coaching organization for parenting neurodiverse kids (ImpactParents.com). The mom in a complex family of 5, she co-created a comprehensive and empowering collaborative problem- solving method for fostering independence: the Impact Model for taking a coach-approach to parenting complex kids. An author, speaker, coach and trusted advisor, Elaine is the co-creator of Sanity School® for Parents and the Sanity School® Certification Program for professionals, co-author of Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD, and the author of The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More.
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, (she/her/hers) is a Master Certified Coach, trainer, mentor, author, and speaker. She is the author of Empowering Youth with ADHD (2010) and contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture (2016) and Becoming Self-Determined: Practical Strategies for a Changing World (2021). Her company, JST Coaching & Training, provides research-based student and ADHD coach training programs to individuals and educational institutions globally. Their mission is to provide excellence in life and ADHD/executive function coach training in support of all students. JST Coaching & Training is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all training programs by creating innovative, culturally sensitive training and fostering an inclusive environment for both faculty and students where differences are valued and respected. Jodi is the recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award & 2017 ADHD Coaches Organization Founders Award. As president of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (2019 – 2021), Jodi’s platform focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in coach training. https://www.jstcoachtraining.com