Debbie Reber is powerfully shifting the way parents and educators perceive, support, and embrace today’s “new normal” generation of neurodiverse children. She is known for her personal, accessible energy that leaves audiences feeling inspired, motivated, and empowered. Throughout her career, Debbie has spoken to audiences in the teen advocacy space at organizations including the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc, The Jenna Druck Foundation, and the Junior League.
Embracing the "New Normal"
Today one in five children is in some way neurodiverse (ADHD, learning differences, autism spectrum disorder, giftedness, anxiety, sensory issues, and more). It’s time that society, including our educational system, stops treating neurodifferences as deficits in need of fixing and instead starts embracing, appreciating, and bolstering the many strengths that come with being differently wired. This paradigm shift will only happen through talking openly about neurodiversity, erasing the stigmas that exist, and rejecting systems that don’t accommodate these kids’ way of moving through the world. In this talk aimed at general audiences, Debbie introduce these concepts as a way to help people view differently wired children through a more informed, positive lens.
SOS for Parents in the Trenches
The millions of parents raising differently wired kids often move through their life feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood, and isolated as they navigate an educational system (and society as a whole) that wasn’t designed to accommodate who their children inherently are. In this talk, Debbie introduces her powerful “tilts,” a.k.a. practical ideas to help parents shift their thinking and actions in a way that will help them feel more confidence and peaceful about their everyday reality, create a stronger family dynamic, and give their extraordinary children what they need to thrive.
You inspired me, and caused me to reflect. I know your energy and insight moved people.Parent attending BodyWise Conference, Pasadena, CA
Debbie was an exceptional and dynamic speaker at our inaugural Girls Rock! Summer Camp. Plain and simple: she rocks!Natalie Walker, Executive Director, Girls Rock! Seattle
Your keynote was wonderful …we were pleased that so many expressed that your keynote speech was their favorite event of the day!Lisa Powell, Expanding Your Horizons
March 8: Families in Global Transitions Conference, The Hague, NL