Tools For Talking - Arguments, Accountability, & Social Skills

Join us for a 2 day family workshop on building relationships, resolving family conflict, mastering accountability, and practicing effective social skills.

What You'll Get:

Tools For Talking is a weekend workshop designed for families (ages 15+), parents, and professionals. Once you've been through the workshop, you'll have a much deeper understanding of how Asperger's works, how to talk about and solve the “real issues”, as well as how to win friends, go on dates, navigate a job interview, and increase trust in your relationships.

As part of this workshop you'll get:

  • 2 days (roughly 9 AM - 5 PM both days) jam-packed with instruction, exercises, and transformative experiences centered around the ever-important topics of communication, relationships, and social skills.
  • Learn the common pitfalls & mistakes to avoid.
  • Tons of opportunities to ask questions
  • Individual coaching & help as needed
  • New friends
  • A deeper understanding of communication, yourself, & people with Asperger's

What people say about our workshops:

Register For Tools For Talking Today

We designed Tools For Talking to be an utterly life-changing experience, filled with new understandings, deep breakthroughs, and a few surprises throughout. In the past we've had special guests, surprise gifts, and an overall amazing time.

Since this event requires a certain level of maturity, we have to limit registrations to those age 15+. If your child is under the age of 15, then please be aware that you, the parent(s), are still more than welcome to attend. We would love to have you!

In addition, this workshop is designed for families, so please don't just drop your kid off to be "fixed". This workshop is just as much for the parents as it is for the kids!

The price to attend is $497/person. There are only 35 spots available, so make sure to buy your tickets ASAP so you don't miss out.

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We're happy to give refunds for tickets up to 14 days before the event starts. We are unable to give refunds within 14 days of the event start date.

About Your Facilitator

Danny Raede is the CEO of Asperger Experts and was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 12 when his parents noticed him having difficulties staying focused in school. He didn’t think much of it at the time and spent most of his time in his room playing video games such as Neverwinter Nights and World of Warcraft. His parents would say that he was very much addicted to the computer.

He now runs Asperger Experts in Seattle, Washington with an awesome team of parents, life coaches, and people on the spectrum. When he isn’t working he enjoys boating, adventures with friends, travel and watching the Food Network on tv. Through his work at Asperger Experts, he has been fortunate enough to reach millions of people and share his passion for a fuller, richer life experience.

The Experience

This isn't a 2 day glorified Powerpoint presentation: Expect games, exercises, deep breakthroughs & new friends

Tools For Talking is not an event where you will sit in a sad, little room for 2 days, listening to someone drone on from a Powerpoint. We've all done that enough in our lives, and we can all agree that it stinks.

Tools For Talking is an experience. Expect games, exercises (both physical and mental), deep breakthroughs, and tons of time for questions, community, and connection.

Secondly, unlike most workshops, we, your presenters, are actually here for you. We won’t retreat behind a curtain during lunch and breaks, and we’re available if you’d like to sit down and ask us a question 1-on-1.

While we can't cover everything during 2 days, Tools For Talking focuses on learning how to really communicate in a way that solves tough problems and build strong, lasting relationships-- with almost anyone. Friends, partners, parents, children, coworkers, your weird neighbor Bob...

Each day we start at roughly 9 AM (Schedules can change slightly from venue to venue), and end at roughly 5 PM. A complimentary lunch is served from 12:30-2 PM both days.

Detailed information on schedules, parking, and check in will be sent out closer to the actual dates that you have registered for.

If you have any special requests, we are more than happy to accommodate. Just let us know via email ( once you have registered, and we will be delighted to take care of you.

Common Questions about Tools For Talking

  • q-iconI want to attend, but what if I can’t make it this time? Will there be another workshop I can register for soon?

    Possibly. We currently do not have another date planned for this workshop but it’s highly likely we’ll be running this again.

  • q-iconExactly where is Tools for Talking being held?

    AE HQ in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA. The address will be sent to you once you register.

  • q-iconIf my kid doesn't want to come, how do I make him get something out of this?

    You don’t. One thing we teach people at Tools for Talking is to stop forcing, manipulating, and “making” and instead have a conversation, listen, and begin to build trust. In order for someone to truly benefit from this, it’s important that they are there because they choose to be, not because they have to be.

  • q-iconWhy can't kids under 15 come? Do you make exceptions?

    On rare occasions, we have made exceptions. However, this event requires a certain level of emotional maturity in order to get something out of it, so we require that people be at least 15 years old to attend. We understand emotional maturity can vary some with age, so if you feel your child is mature enough to sit through 2 full days of discussions and exercises and benefit from it, then please email us ( and we will consider your case. You, the parent(s), are welcome to attend without your child. We would love to have you.

  • q-iconDo I get a physical ticket that I need to bring?

    Nope! We’ll know who you are by name and email address, so we’ll expect you once you arrive. You don’t need to bring a physical ticket.

  • q-iconIs this just for parents?

    Absolutely not! Kids (aged 15+ please) get a lot out of this workshop as well. Assuming they actually want to participate that is. Not much we can do for folks that aren’t interested in participating. However, we’ve found that even the most stubborn case usually comes around by the end of day 1.

  • q-iconDoes my child need their own ticket, or can they come on my ticket?

    Every person (regardless of age) that joins us for Tools for Talking will need their own ticket. 1 Person = 1 ticket.

  • q-iconIf I buy a ticket, can I come on 1 day, and then have another person (child, husband, wife) come on day 2?

    No. Tools for Talking builds upon the material from the previous day, so we ask that if you are going to attend, that you attend both days. Otherwise, it will be harder to get anything out of it and you will have wasted your money.

  • q-iconWhat can I expect during the workshop?

    Expect 2 days filled with deep learnings, transformational breakthroughs, games, new friends, and more. We usually start at 9 AM and go until 5 PM on both days. Lunch is usually between 12:30-2 PM.

  • q-iconDo you have a group rate at a hotel?

    This session of Tools for Talking is limited to 35 people (to ensure there is time for 1-on-1 questions), so we leave it up to you to find a good hotel that suits your needs. We do not have a group rate at a particular hotel.

  • q-iconDo I need to bring anything to the workshop?

    Yes! Yourself, and an open mind. If you’d like to bring a snack, you can. Complimentary coffee and water will be available, and lunch will be served both days between 12:30-2 PM.

  • q-iconCan I drop my kid off at this workshop and expect them to get something out of it?

    While this is designed as a family workshop, yes, as long as they are age 18+ they may attend alone.  As for how to help them get something out of it, we’ve found the best way to encourage that is to make sure that they are coming to this workshop because they want to, not because they feel obligated to.

  • q-iconWhat’s the schedule during both days?

    We start at roughly 9 AM both days and end at 5 PM-ish. Lunch is from 12:30-2 PM. We often take short breaks (10-15 min each) periodically throughout the day. The specific schedule will be emailed to you closer to the date you have chosen to attend, and may change slightly.

  • q-iconI have special dietary needs for lunch. Can you accommodate me?

    Most likely, yes. Please email us at as soon as possible with all of your dietary requests, allergies, etc so that we can let our caterer know.