Finally enjoy a meal out as a family!

When your child has autism, restaurants can be a very stressful and heartbreaking experience.

You can't enjoy your meal or carry on a conversation because you're too busy trying to manage your child's behavior. 

Despite all that hard work, you often have to deal with the embarrassment and defeat of a total meltdown.

All the while, you're doing your best to keep your cool while the stares, glares and rude comments are hurled your way.

It's enough to make you give up and just stay home. 

Imagine eating out at a restaurant whenever you wanted and actually enjoying the experience.

Imagine teaching your child this important life skill and giving them the freedom to go out into society.

Imagine feeling like a normal family for a change!

I know how that feels because I take my severely autistic, nonverbal son out to restaurants all the time.

That's him in the photo above!

I'm an autism parent, just like you!

My name is Heather Anderson and even though my 8-year-old son Tosh has severe, nonverbal autism, he enjoys going out to restaurants, to the movies and can even handle air travel like a champ. 

But it wasn't always this way. For years, he struggled with aggression, inappropriate attention seeking and screaming. 

Taking him to a restaurant was absolutely torture. I spent the entire time managing his behavior and never got to eat, chat with friends or enjoy the experience.

I felt like I tried everything but nothing worked. Restaurants just seemed like too much for him. I was ready to give up.

Finally, I figured out my own method of teaching him how to behave in restaurants. I simplified the rules, the language and began using positive reinforcement.

I created my own social stories and tailored them to address the situations he found overwhelming.

I clarified my behavioral expectations and learned how to ignore judgment from others.

I started small and gradually built his skills, beginning with the most simple restaurant experience possible. Step by step, his skills improved.

Today he can eat at nearly any restaurant. Sure, I have to prompt him sometimes, but he understands exactly what is expected of him and accepts the consequences if he breaks the rules.

My method is so successful, his ABA therapists prompt him to use his "restaurant voice" when he needs to be quiet.

I'd be honored to share my methods and tools with your family. 

Restaurant Skills in 60 Days

This innovative, online course provides you with everything you need to teach your child to behave in a restaurant. You'll begin with an assessment of your child's skills and customize the course to meet their needs. Then, you'll follow step-by-step instructions that show you exactly how to apply behavioral therapy techniques like social stories, simplified language, clear restaurant rules and positive reinforcement to teach your child proper restaurant behavior. You'll also learn how to ignore the stares, glares and rude comments so you're motivated to keep going.

Course starts June 17!

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This course is for every child, regardless of their autism severity or speaking ability!

Everyone with autism has the potential to learn. They also have the right to go out into society and enjoy special moments with their family.

This will work even if you've given up on ever taking your child to  a restaurant. By starting small and building skills gradually, you'll boost your child's confidence and make it a fun experience, motivating them to keep going.

YOU will also be motivated to keep going, because Restaurant Skills in 60 Days gives you the tools you need to deal with the stares, glares and rude comments from others while your child learns.

This course is perfect for:

  • Children with mild, moderate or severe autism. It's easy to customize the course to meet your child's needs!
  • Verbal or nonverbal children. The course was designed with both in mind!
  • Children of all ages. From toddlers to teenagers, this course will teach new restaurant skills!

Worried you can't complete the course in 60 days? No problem. You'll have lifetime access, so your family can progress at their own pace!

This course is not:

  • Feeding therapy. The goal is to teach acceptable behavior in a public setting, not reduce food aversion.
  • A magic pill that will transform your autistic child into a neurotypical child.

Here's how it works

Step 1: Sign up for Restaurant Skills in 60 Days. You'll be prompted to create a password that will give you access to the members-only course website.

Step 2: Log in using your email address and password to gain access to course materials.

  • The course is divided into modules, and each module includes easy-to-follow lessons presented in a narrated, slide show format. 
  • Many lessons also include helpful PDFs you can download, such as skill assessments, checklists, social story templates and tracking sheets.
  • I've even included materials you can share with restaurant management and fellow diners that explain your child's autism and help you avoid confrontation.

Here's what you'll learn

Phase 1: Preparation

 

You'll spend the first two weeks of the course:

  • Assessing your child's skills and problem behaviors so you can customize the course to meet your child's needs.
  • Setting your restaurant rules so your child knows exactly what you expect without feeling overwhelmed.
  • Researching the best restaurants in your area so you can gain management support of your training efforts and feel welcome.
  • Writing social stories with an easy to use template, and reading them with your child so they know exactly what to expect. Social stories are the #1 way to avoid anxiety and meltdowns!
  • Learning why people stare and judge (it's not as bad as you think). We'll take away the power they have to trigger your feelings of embarrassment and anger, so you'll feel comfortable while your child learns.

Phase 2: Immersion

 

The next six weeks will be spent applying what you've learned by going out to restaurants and gradually building your child's skills.

You'll start small, beginning with establishments you might not even consider to be restaurants. However, they are the perfect place to teach beginning skills so your child learns to become comfortable in a restaurant setting.

  • Each restaurant experience is supported by a module on the course website that guide you with step-by-step instructions.
  • You'll use tracking sheets to measure your child's progress and identify which skills need more work.
  • You can also use our unique "training cards" to notify others that your child is learning, and avoid confrontation.

With each new restaurant experience, your child's skills will grow until you both are comfortable in any environment!

Your family deserves this!

For just $99, you'll get everything you need to teach your child how to behave in a restaurant. Every child has the ability to learn important life skills, regardless of the severity of their autism or speaking ability. You and your child can do this!

SPECIAL BONUS: MOVIE SKILLS!

As a special bonus, you'll also learn how you can apply the steps taught in Restaurant Skills in 60 Days to teach your child to go to the movies.

You'll receive training on exactly how to start small and build skills, just like you did for restaurants!

This bonus module is worth $49 and you'll receive it for free when you sign up today!

BONUS #2: ONGOING SUPPORT!

I want to be there to support you every step of the way, so I've created a private Facebook group just for this course.

In this Facebook group, you can ask me questions and get support from other autism parents taking the course with you.

You can also participate in Live weekly Q&A sessions with me, where I can answer any questions you have about the course, how to use the materials and how to overcome any challenges along the way.

This level of support is worth $24/month, but you'll receive it for free when you sign up for Restaurant Skills in 60 Days!

Now is the perfect time!

You might be thinking wow, there's a lot to this course! I'm not sure if I have time for all of this.

As a fellow autism mom, I totally get that. I go nonstop, 24/7/365 running my son to and from therapy appointments, doctor's appointments and everywhere in between. 

But you know what helps me feel like it's all worth it?

Success. Those amazing moments when my son finally reaches a milestone or learns a new skill. It keeps me going.

Maybe you've signed up for online courses before or committed to special diets or new therapies with the best of intentions, but failed because you got burned out or just didn't have the time. Believe me, I've been there! If I stacked the books I've bought about autism strategies but didn't read (yet!), they'd probably reach the moon.

That's totally normal! Everybody does it. But that's not going to happen this time because I won't let it. I will be with you, every step of the way, helping you if you encounter any roadblocks and encouraging you to keep going.

I know how caregiver burnout feels first hand. And I know your family needs this big win.

This course is totally do-able! I've done all the hard work for you with the step-by-step instructions, assessments, worksheets, tracking sheets and supporting documents.

All you have to do is fill in the blanks and get going!

 

60-Day Money Back Guarantee

I am so confident Restaurant Skills in 60 Days will improve your child's behavior, I am offering a 60-day money back guarantee.

If you complete the course steps below and your child doesn't gain any restaurant skills, you will be issued a full refund:

  • Complete your child's skills and behavioral assessment.
  • Set your restaurant rules and reinforce them to your child as instructed in this course.
  • Create social stories for each restaurant module and read them with your child.
  • Give your child the opportunity to learn restaurant skills in a restaurant setting at the frequency recommended in the course, and complete the skills tracking sheets.

For more information regarding the 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, please review our terms and conditions available at a link at the bottom of this page.

Restaurant Skills in 60 Days

Imagine going out to dinner and attending family events and actually enjoying yourself, instead of being on edge, making a scene or not even going at all. For just $99, you can change your family's life for the better! Your family deserves this!

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