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Strength Based IEP Workshop

Live Workshop: Thursday, May 30, from 7pm – 8pm ET

Replay will be available until June 30, 2024

Join Dr. Jade Rivera, Lab Director for the Strength-Based Assessment Lab, and Debbie Reber of Tilt Parenting on Thursday, May 30th, for a practical workshop on writing Strength-Based IEP Goals.

In this powerful and practical workshop, Dr. Jade Rivera will demonstrate how to reframe and “strength-boost” IEP goals so they incorporate and leverage kids strengths, sharing practical examples that represent the common goals found in IEPs for neurodivergent children.

Envision a world where your child’s unique abilities are not just recognized but celebrated. A world where they can connect with others and their true potential is seen and appreciated. This is the work behind the Strength-Based Assessment Lab. Its goal is to empower students, families, educators, and professionals to create positive, effective, and collaborative learning experiences, and foster a world where every student feels valued and is empowered to demonstrate their abilities and skills in a personal and meaningful manner.

This is truly paradigm shifting stuff — our children’s strengths and talents are the key to their future.



As the Lab Director for the Strength-Based Assessment Lab at Bridges Graduate School, Dr. Jade Ann Rivera empowers students, families, educators, and professionals to create positive and collaborative learning experiences for children facing educational challenges. With over fifteen years of experience, she has designed and led micro-schools beloved by twice-exceptional children and their families. She offers insights into positive niche construction, strength-based pedagogy, and talent development for neurodivergent children. Dr. Rivera earned her Ed.D. at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in 2022 and continues to excel as a professor there. She is also a published author with Routledge, has written numerous influential articles and blog posts, and is a sought-after speaker at national conferences. Jade leads impactful workshops for educators and parents, providing innovative strategies for supporting neurodivergent children.

Debbie Reber, MA, is a parenting activist, bestselling author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of Tilt Parenting, a resource, podcast, consultancy, and community with a focus on shifting the paradigm for parents raising and embracing neurodivergent children. The Tilt Parenting Podcast is the top-performing podcast for parents, caregivers, educators and professions raising and supporting neurodivergent children with more than 6 million downloads. A certified Positive Discipline trainer and a regular contributor to  ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s most recent book is Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope. in 2018, she spoke at TEDxAmsterdam, delivering a talk entitled Why the Future Will Be Differently Wired. Prior to launching Tilt, Debbie spent fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens, including Doable, Chill, and In Their Shoes, as well as more than a dozen Blue’s Clues books.


  • Live Workshop will be held Thursday, May 30, from 7pm – 8pm ET
  • Replay will be available until June 30, 2024 (Zoom chat will be available, too)
  • Workshop will include Jade showing us to how rewrite IEP goals, as well as Q&A
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