Membership is designed for Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Licensed Assistants.

  • Get in-depth, innovative, evidence-based neurodiversity-focused, professional development for therapists by attending live online events and/or by accessing the recorded webinars on your own schedule.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest neurodiversity-affirming research by accessing carefully curated scientific papers, journal articles, and white papers.
Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series

Upcoming Professional Development Events

Members have access to all upcoming Live Online Events with an active membership. Accompanying certificates for Professional Development Hours are included with each Continuing Education event.

Members have access to on-demand live event recordings, the accompanying handouts, and the CPE certificate for past events with an active membership. 

Neurodiversity Professional Development for SLPs, OTs, and PTs.


Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice Series for SLPs, OTs, PTs, and Assistants
Continuing Professional Educational Events Scheduled for 2022

Active members have access to all live events and previously recorded sessions.

Dr. Monique Botha – Coming Soon!
“The Relevance of Minority Stress, Intersectionality, and Community Connectedness for Affirmative Therapeutic Practice” (A DEI event)

Dr. Alejandro Brice, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL – September 9, 2022
“A subarachnoid hemorrhage case study in acquired neurodivergence”

Dr. Alejandro Brice, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL – September 30, 2022
“Alzheimer’s dementia in a bilingual case study: A son’s perspective”

Dr. Catherine Crompton – Recorded Session, Handout, and Poster Available Now!
“Neurodiverse Interaction – Communication and learning between autistic and non-autistic people”.

Donnie Denome – Publications Associate, Autistic Self Advocacy Network – May 13, 2022
Full-time AAC User

“Providing Ethical, Respectful, and Effective Therapy for Autistic and Other Neurodivergent Clients”

Desiree R. Jones – June 17, 2022
4th Year Doctoral Student at The University of Texas at Dallas
Racial Disparities in Autism – (A DEI event)

Kelly Mahler, Occupational Therapist, Interoception Expert – Recorded Session and Handouts Available Now!
“An Overview of Interoception for the Therapist”

Kate McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP – AAC Specialist – September 11, 2022
“Authentic Connection: Maximizing Motivation and Learning for Emergent AAC Learners”

Valerie Pitaluga, Speech-Language Pathologist – July 22, 2022
“DEI and NeuroDivErsIty” (A DEI event)

Normandy Rindahl, OT – October 7, 2022
Occupational Therapy with Autistic Clients: Valuing and Promoting Neurodiversity

Julie Roberts, Speech-Language Pathologist – Coming Soon!
Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

Presentation 1 – “Social Skills Training and The Neurodiversity Movement: Research, Lived Experiences, and Ethical Considerations for Therapy Practices”
Presentation 2 – “Pragmatic Language, Self-Advocacy, Functional and Practical Goal Writing, and Therapy Applications”

Dr. Noah Sasson – Recorded Session and Handouts Available Now!

Dr. Virginia Spielmann – STAR Institute: Sensory Processing – Recorded Session Available Now!
“Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy for Difference in Sensory Integration and Processing

Truvine Walker, Speech-Language Pathologist – July 22, 2022
“DEI and NeuroDivErsIty” (A DEI event)

Dr. Rebecca Wood – Coming Soon!
Research Presentation

Dr. Sarah Zate, MD – August 5, 2022
“The Process of Change: Evolving the ABA Discussion at the Provider Level”
Medical Neglect – Physician and Court Ordered ABA for Autistic Children