TiLT Together: Differently Wired Parent Groups

Are you ready to TiLT Together?

I know there is tremendous value in gathering with parents who truly “get” what we’re experiencing for the sharing of resources and support, mentorship, friendship, and more. That’s where TiLT Together groups come in.

In early 2019, these in-person gatherings, created and run by members of the TiLT community, started happening in cities across the US, Canada, and the UK. While each group is run independently, TiLT Together groups are united by a shared vision of inclusion, acceptance, and parenting our kids with optimism.

To support these groups, I’ve created a TiLT Together “Starter Kit” to provide group leaders with suggestions and strategies for running a group for parents of exceptional kids (download the Starter Kit below). In this kit, you’ll find:

•  Tips and suggestions for successful gatherings

•  Answers to FAQs

•  A list of suggested topics for meetings

•  Suggested books for reading and discussion

•  Info on how to order Differently Wired books at a discount for your group

And if you’re looking to connect through social media, you can now do so through the TiLT Together Facebook Group. The purpose of this page is to help parents and caregivers connect with existing groups, as well as provide an easy way to share resources, ask for recommendations, find tools, and more. To get started, just click on the image below, answer the two simple questions, and click join.

 

If you are running a group for parents raising differently wired kids and you’d like to be an official “TiLT Together” group OR you’d like to start one, please follow the steps below:

1:  Fill out this simple form sharing details about your group or proposed group (it’s okay if you don’t have meeting dates and locations set up yet)

2:  Download the TiLT Together Starter Kit (below)

3:  Join the TiLT Together Leader Group on Facebook (this is the place to ask questions, get insight from other group leaders on best practices, and more)

Download your Group Starter Kit here

TiLT TOGETHER: DIFFERENTLY WIRED PARENT GROUPS — LOCATIONS

 
USA

CALIFORNIA

Monterey
Organizer: Joy Langford and Peggy Langford
Contact: peggy [at] langford [dot] us
First Meet-Up: August 14, 6:30-7:30 at the grass lawn by the playground at Veterans Park

Pacific Palisades
Organizer: Song Oh
Contact: songoh [at] yahoo [dot] com

Studio City
Organizer: Sarah McHale
Contact: sarah [at] sarahmchale [dot] com
Every 4-6 weeks

Orange County
Organizer: Amanda Harpst
Contact: amanda [dot] harpst [at] gmail [dot] com

 

COLORADO

Colorado Springs
Organizer: Sarah Lavezzo
Contact: sarahlavezzo [at] gmail [dot] com
(beginning Fall 2019)

Golden
Organizer: Jennifer Manera
Contact:jenden0622 [at] gmail [dot] com
(beginning January 2020, for parents of elementary-aged children)

 

CONNECTICUT

Hartford area
Organizer: Marc Duisenberg
Contact: parentgroup [at] crpmail [dot] com
Meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at AHM Youth Services

 

FLORIDA

Baker
Organizer: Julie Bass
Contact: j [underscore] rc [underscore] bass [at] yahoo [dot] com

Miami
Organizer: Pat Donovan
Contact: breathemom [at] gmail [dot] com

 

GEORGIA

Grovetown / Augusta
Organizer: Karen Sharkey-Taylor
Contact: ktaylor339 [at] att [dot] net
Monthly Meetings on the third Friday of every month at the Euchee Creek Library

 

IDAHO

Boise
Organizer: Kelli Racca
Contact: elice808 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

ILLINOIS

Chicago
Organizer: Laura Hammond
Contact: laurenha88 [at] gmail [dot] com
Meeting monthly

 

IOWA

Marion
Organizer: Amanda Freese
Contact: 2eParentNetwork [at] gmail [dot] com
Facebook Group

Monticello
Organizer: Lindsay Ryan
Contact: lindsay [dot] randolph [dot] ryan [at] gmail [dot] com
Meetings begin September 2019, meeting Tuesday evenings at 6pm (First Presbyterian Church)

 

KENTUCKY

Owensboro
Organizer: Trina Pryor
Contact: trina [dot] adam [at] gmail [dot] com

 

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge
Organizer: Jennifer Corie
Contact: jen [at] jennifercorieslp [dot] com
First Sunday of every month from 3:30 – 5:30pm at Chesney Center Therapies

 

MARYLAND

Takoma Park
Organizer: Erin Kelley
Contact: erin [dot] kelley77 [at] gmail [dot] com
First Thursday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00pm at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston
Organizer: Jessica Raider
Contact: jessica [dot] raider [at] gmail [dot] com

 

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor
Organizer: Jay Piotrowski
Contact: jpiotrowski [at] icloud [dot] com

 

MISSOURI

St. Louis
Organizer: Katie Rengel
Contact: drury [dot] kathryn [at] gmail [dot] com

 

MONTANA

Bozeman
Organizer: Jenny Johnsont
Contact: info [dot] tilt [dot] bozeman [at] gmail [dot] com

 

NEW JERSEY

Basking Ridge
Organizer: Rafael Reyes
Contact: rafaelreyes1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

 

NEW YORK

Westchester County
Organizer: Laura Galbraith
Contact: Galbraithmandell [at] gmail [dot] com

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville
Organizer: Erin Fendler
Contact: erinfendler [at] gmail [dot] com

Louisville
Organizer: Christine Moreland
Contact:wickedmama71 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

OHIO

Cleveland Heights
Organizer: Jen Rhodes
Contact: jwihebri [at] kent [dot] com

Dayton
Organizer: Amy Mancuso
Contact: amym7595 [at] gmail [dot] com

 

OREGON

Gresham
Organizer: Jean Norton
Contact: jean [dot] norton19 [at] gmail [dot] com

Portland
Organizer: Kylara Klym
Contact: kylaraklym [at] gmail [dot] com
Fourth Saturday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm in NW Portland

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia area
Organizer: Nelly Brown
Contact: evsbrown [at] gmail [dot] com

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston
Organizer: Lynn Lind
Contact: lynn [dot] squared [at] live [dot] com
Facebook Group

 

TEXAS

Abilene
Organizer: Traci Kidwell
Contact: kidwell [dot] traci [at] gmail [dot] com

Austin
Organizer: Margaret Webb // Renee Combs
Contact: margaretwebblifecoach [at] gmail [dot] com // rmcombs76 [at] gmail [dot] com
Facebook Group

Frisco
Organizer: Martha Alkire
Contact: Alkiremr [at] aol [dot] com

Lubbock
Organizer: Leah Gregersen
Contact: lea727 [at] gmail [dot] com

Houston
Organizer: Amber
Contact: tilthouston [at] gmail [dot] com
1st Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m

 

VERMONT

White River Junction
Organizer: Jason Lemieux
Contact: http://uvtilt.org

 

VIRGINIA

Charlottesville/Central Virginia
Organizer: Lauren Duncan
Contact: laurenhduncan [at] me [dot] com
*Focused on parents of 2e kids
Monthly meet-ups in Charlottesville
Facebook Group

Virginia Beach
Organizer: Janet Smallwood
Contact: janet [ dot] smallwood [at] vbschools [dot] com

 

WASHINGTON

Port Angeles
Organizer: Ann Fritts
Contact: auntieannie2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Seattle
Organizer: Jenny Gordon
Contact: jennybgordon1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Woodinville
Organizer: Cara MacLean
Contact: carajmaclean [at] gmail [dot] com

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Moundsville
Organizer: Sue Franklin
Contact: elliethebeagle [at] hotmail [dot] com

 

WISCONSIN

Cedarburg
Organizer: Nicole
Contact: t2parentgroup [at] gmail [dot] com

Madison
Organizer: Cheryl Sullivan
Contact: madisonparenttiltgroup [at] gmail [dot] com

 
CANADA

Vancouver, British Columbia
Organizer: Francine Marx-Zatzick
Contact: fjmz33 [at] gmail [dot] com

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organizer: Alexandra Larose
Contact: alexlarose [at] me [dot] com

 
UNITED KINGDOM

London
Organizer: Charlotte Delaney
Contact: charlottedela [at] gmail [dot] com

West Lancashire
Organizer: Siobhan Reilly
Contact: differentlywiredpsg [at] gmail [dot] com
Meet 3rd Friday each month 11.00am, Twinkle House 2 Gorsey Place East Gillibrands Skelmersdale WN8 9UP
Facebook Group

 
NEW ZEALAND

Wellington / Virtual
Organizer: Jo Clendon
Contact: jo [at] clendon [dot] org
Facebook Group

 
AUSTRALIA

Virtual
Organizer: Linda James
Contact: Facebook Group

 
 

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TiLT Parenting LLC is a website, top podcast, and online community founded by Debbie Reber in 2016 aimed at helping parents raising DIFFERENTLY WIRED™ kids do so from a place of confidence. TiLT is founded on the premise that being differently wired isn't a deficit—it's a difference. TiLT's mission is to change the way difference is perceived and experienced in the world so these exceptional kids can thrive in their schools, in their families, and in their lives.

 

 

 

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