Connections over Compliance: Rewiring our Perception to Discipline

by TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)

Meet In Person
April 10, 2024 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
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at 8:30

Course Fee


Course description

Join Dr.Lori Desautels for an empowering day of learning!


Dr. Lori Desautels

The developing brains of children need to “feel” safe. Children with chronic behavioral challenges often face reactive and punitive practices that can potentially reactivate the developing stress response systems. This workshop addresses the need for co-regulatory and relational touch point practices, shifting student-focused behavior management protocols to adult-regulated brain and body states, which are brain-aligned, preventive, and relational discipline protocols. This new lens for discipline benefits all students by reaching for sustainable behavioral changes through brain state awareness rather than compliance and obedience.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will deeply understand the neurobiology of behaviors through lecture, discussions, and application practices.

  • Attendees can translate, modify, and apply regulatory practices for staff, students, and children and youth in schools and clinical settings.

  • Attendees can explain and summarize how the Four pillars of Applied Educational Neuroscience define a new lens for discipline.

Agenda for April 10, 2024

  • 9:00-9:45 How our nervous systems are impacted by trauma, adversity, and resiliency.

  • 9:45-10: Break

  • 10-11:30 Integrating Applied Educational Neuroscience and Polyvagal Practices into our homes, schools, organizations, and communities.

  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch and break

  • 12:30-1:30 Participants create nervous system-aligned practices in small groups.

  • 1:30-2:00 Share out with feedback

  • 2:00-2:30 Discipline through a brain-aligned lens (Preventative and Relational) with four pillars of Applied Educational Neuroscience

  • 2:30-3:00 Wrap-up and Questions 


Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


April 10, 2024 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Check In
at 8:30
Lunch will NOT be provided; there will be a 1 hour lunch break.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Wichita Airport
2098 S Airport Rd, Wichita, KS 67209
Meet In Person 4.5 Professional Learning Contact Hours
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
Lee Stickle
Dr. Lori Desautels
Assistant Professor, Butler University

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