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Dear Parents...

Imagine having somewhere to learn and reflect deeply about raising an autistic child and a community to check in with when you’re feeling a little overwhelmed.


The Onwards and Upwards Psychology, eight-week online course: ‘Raising an Autistic Child, Authentically’ brings you the latest knowledge on raising an autistic child and connects you with other parents and caregivers going through the same things you are.


The course will help you deepen your translation of what autism is, and you’ll learn to understand why your child does things the way they do.


Sandhya Menon, child psychologist, delivers a heart-centered education, where you will:


  • Get the most up-to-date information about autism and understand how to discuss neurodiversity. 

  • Learn how to embrace life as a neurodiverse family. 

  • Have a safe space to feel understood, heard, and respected. 

  • Learn how to make small changes that make a big difference to your family life. 

  • Expand your knowledge about autism. 

  • Gain practical support.


These courses let you explore neurodiversity as an avenue to learning more about your child’s strengths and difficulties. Raising an Autistic Child Authentically is about leaning into and understanding the unique and wonderful way your child views the world. 


7 x Wednesdays

8-9 pm on Zoom

Next and LAST Live Intake starts: 4th May 2022

Week One

Autism according to the neurodiversity paradigm and the social model of disability 

Week Two

Sensory processing systems

Week Three

Emotional regulation – understanding challenging behaviour

Week Four

Emotional regulation – responding to challenging behaviour 

Week Five

Parenting under Stress 

Week Six

Managing Social Relationships

Week Seven

Your choice of topic – What would you like to know about raising an autistic child?

Week Eight

Week 8: Let’s meet up! This week we will meet in-person and continue to learn from and support each other


The cost for this eight-week workshop series is $800

A non-refundable deposit of $100 due at time confirmation


Places are limited. The next intake is in Term 2, 2022. 

Sound good? Here is how to join:

Send me, Sandhya, an email to express your interest

Or if you prefer to talk to me over the phone, call 0420758437 to find out more about the program.

Upcoming Workshops

Keep your eyes peeled on this space as Sandhya presents across Melbourne. Dates and times will be announced closer to their release. 


  • Hobsons Bay Neurodiversity Expo [delayed indefinitely due to COVID] 

  • Yellow Ladybugs ADHD and Autistic Minds Conference [June 2022]

  • Melton Council: Understanding and Supporting Distress Behaviours [ June 2022]