In these workshops, you will find comprehensive, neuro-affirming education that help you understand the A to Zs of your child's diagnosis, from how autism and ADHD came to be, to how their brain is wired, to how this impacts the way they see the world, and importantly, their unique pathway of supports.
Supporting Autistic/ADHDer Students
A common story I get told is that even though we're seeing more and more autistic and ADHDer children in the classroom, these concepts weren't covered in your degree. You do a lot of research in your own time and respond well to what parents tell you about their child, but you always feel like it's not enough.
We'll be covering:
What is autism and ADHD? including covering neuroscience and the different presentations
How these neurotypes think and process the world
Accommodations you can put into place to be an inclusive teacher
In the next 70 minutes? You'll emerge more confident than before in meeting their needs. In understanding our neurodivergent students. In truly seeing them, and then designing a curriculum that is inclusive.
To quote Captain Planet, the power is yours.
Are you ready?
Intro to ND affirming practice
This webinar is a wonderful introduction to those who have heard about affirming practice but aren't quite sure of what it's about and the entire paradigm shift. Absolutely a-okay, we all had to start somewhere, and right here is an excellent space.
We'll be learning more about:
What is neurodiversity?
What are the words neurodivergent and neurotypical and who does this cover?
The social justice behind the neurodiversity movement
Core paradigm shifts from the medical model
Key language changes that have occurred
Reflective practice on the history of harm in therapy and medical professionals, and how knowing this, we start to do better.
Affirming Goal Writing
Ready to make meaningful change in your IEP Goals, but unsure where to start? This is the section for you. It's ideal for clinicians and teachers who would like to write more affirming goals, have learnt about tenets of the neurodiversity paradigm, but need guiding principles for how to write affirming goals.
We'll be covering:
Purpose of IEPs in Australian schools
Framework and points of consideration for IEPs
Looking at examples of goals and giving ideas on how to improve them
Robust Q&A discussion
Go forth, change the world with knowledge and set better, trauma-informed goals for the children who need it the most.
Come learn from some of the world's leading voices on autism about autism.
Authentically Autistic, the MasterClass is researched, written, designed, illustrated, filmed and presented by neurodivergent folk who are all in different stages of their neurodiversity journeys and bring their personal experiences to the project.
With contributors from Australia, the UK and the US, the Autism and Neurodiversity MasterClass is the definitive Autism and Neurodiversity education package, where you can deep dive and learn directly from the worlds’ leading Autism and Neurodiversity educators, advocates, thought leaders and concept originators.
Created by a team of innovative advocates working globally in the Autism and Neurodiversity space, the content is Informed by both lived-experience and evidence-based practice and embedded in neuro-affirming principles and language.
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Not ready to jump in? That's okay too.
Sandhya has created a range of resources for easy, accessible information for you. Sometimes, the less time you spend engaging with an item, the less we take the information on and have it truly inform practice, but if you benefit from an easy visual and want the information to marinate away, then this section is for you.