Therapist Neurodiversity Collective


Therapist Neurodiversity Collective Inc.
– a trailblazer in neurodiversity-affirming therapy, education, and advocacy since January 2018!


Our innovative lecture topics and classes are aligned with a Neurodiversity-Affirming Paradigm, interconnecting cutting-edge contemporary research, autistic lived experiences, and ethical guidance with meaningful, practical applications that prioritize mental health and self-determined quality of life for autistic and other neurodivergent people.


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Respectful Connections: Felt Safety & Neurodiversity-Inclusive Strategies

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT


► Featuring: Kristin Jones, MS, OTR/L
► Hosted by: Therapist Neurodiversity Collective
► When: March 14, 2024, @4:00 pm Pacific / @ 6:00 pm Central / @ 7:00 pm Eastern. 
► Cost: $20 
(Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)
► Register: Respectful Connections: Felt Safety & Neurodiversity-Inclusive Strategies 

🕒Can’t make the live session? Not a problem! All registrants for our LIVE course will receive access to the recording and materials for two weeks after the presentation date.

► Audience: Therapists, educators and other professional seeking to enrich their knowledge of respectful, neurodiversity-affirming strategies to improve connection and engagement with autistic and other neurodivergent young people.

Course Description: On behalf of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective, and back by popular demand, Kristin Jones MS, OTR/L will present an enlightening professional development session on trauma-informed, neurodiversity-inclusive strategies that meet the “felt-safety” needs of neurodivergent children and adolescents.

Join us March 14, 2024 for this in-depth follow up to Kristin’s popular course, “Transforming School Culture into Neurodiversity-Affirming: Step by step directions by an OT who did it.”

🌟 Course Description:

Data, data, data, is that what therapy and education has become? Looking at IEPs and insurance audits, it sure seems that way. 
Move beyond archaic, data-focused approaches with us as we explore real-world case studies to discover practical, actionable strategies that you can use to immediately start building a feeling of safety and connection with autistic and other neurodivergent young people. This session is a game-changer for therapists and educators looking to make a real impact!

🎯 What You’ll Discover:

  • Embrace Felt Safety: Gain a deep understanding of how to create felt safety with autistic and other neurodivergent students and why doing so boosts achievement of therapy and educational goals.
  • Transform Environments: Dive into the dynamics of high vs. low functioning environments and learn why placing the adaptation burden on neurodivergent students doesn’t actually improve “behavior.”
  • Communication Revolution: Learn how to recognize and respectfully respond to various forms of communication, ensuring that every “voice” is valued and every attempt at expression is respected.
  • Demand Reduction: Learn strategies to minimize demands, thereby reducing stress, enhancing engagement and building connection and relationship.
  • Respectful Engagement with Interest-Based Relationships: Understand how to cultivate meaningful connections with your autistic and neurodivergent students. Discover the art of respectfully leveraging a young person’s passions to foster connections and boost their involvement and excitement in learning.

This course promises to fundamentally shift your professional perspective and leave a lasting positive impact on the lives of those you serve.

☑ A comprehensive slide handout

☑ Course handout for reference for one hour of professional development
☑ Certificate of Attendance

Respectful Connections: Felt Safety & Neurodiversity-Inclusive Strategies