Family Action Network events are free and open to the public.

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Different, Not Less: NeuroTribes and The Future of Neurodiversity

Steve Silberman

Award-winning science writer and author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Dec 1 2015

Our Racial Moment of Truth

Isabel Wilkerson

Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief for The New York Times

Nov 16 2015

Balancing Acceptance and Change: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Future of Skills Training

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Washington. Director at Linehan Behavior Research and Therapy Clinics, UW. Founder the Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech Research, Inc.

Nov 11 2015

An Evening with Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon, Ph.D.

Best-selling author; professor of clinical psychology, Columbia University Medical Center; former president of PEN America.

Oct 20 2015

How To Raise An Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Author, "How to Raise an Adult" and "Real American"

Oct 14 2015

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age

Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT

Oct 9 2015
Two Events

Thirty Million Words: Building a Childs Brain

Dana Suskind, MD

Founder and Director, Thirty Million Words Initiative Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital

Sep 17 2015

Rising Strong: An Evening with Brené Brown

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LCSW

Huffington Foundation-Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston

Sep 3 2015

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Brigid Schulte

Award-winning journalist, The Washington Post; Fellow, New America Foundation and Author

May 11 2015