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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Beyond Compliance: Neurodiversity-Affirming Goals for Complex Communicators – The Live Course

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT


► Presenter: Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership
► When: April 18, 2024, @ 4:30 pm Pacific/6:30 pm Central/7:30 pm Eastern
► Target Audience: AAC Therapy Providers seeking to deepen their understanding and application of neurodiversity-affirming practices.
► Cost: $20  
(Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)
► Register:
Beyond Compliance: Neurodiversity-Affirming Goals for Complex Communicators – The Live Course

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

Course Description: Join us on April 18, 2024, with presenter Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership, where we’ll dive deep into an instructional session designed for neurodiversity-affirming therapists eager to elevate their practice with AAC users.

In this cutting-edge course, you will reimagine goals and objectives for complex communicators, steering clear of traditional confines and embracing a world where competence is presumed and ableist ideals are a thing of the past. Discover the dynamic shift from a compliance-based model of therapy to an innovative approach centered around autonomy for AAC users and gestalt language processors.

Ever wondered how to write goals that foster autonomous communication and increased personal agency? We’ve got you covered!
Alex will unfold effective strategies, enriched with real-life case studies highlighting the profound impact of AAC modeling versus traditional, behaviorist AAC approaches. Witness the transformative journeys of families and educators, and glean insights to inspire and inform your practice.

What You’ll Gain:
Insight into crafting goals promoting autonomous communication and personal agency
Real-life case studies unveiling the power and impact of AAC modeling
Strategies to share and implement programming information for complex communicators with staff and families

Move beyond compliance to authentic, autonomous communication where neurodiversity is not just acknowledged but celebrated, and every communicator, regardless of complexity, is empowered and heard.

☑ A comprehensive slide handout

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

Beyond Compliance: Neurodiversity-Affirming Goals for Complex Communicators – The Live Course


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