Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series
LIVE and on-demand online professional development courses designed for neurodiversity-affirming Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Licensed Assistants. Courses include Professional Development Hour certificates. Join the Collective Here

Innovative lecture topics aligned with a Neurodiversity-Affirming Paradigm interconnect contemporary research and neurodivergent lived experiences with relevant and practical therapy applications.  Active members have access to recorded past events.

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Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part 1

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

A free Facebook Live Public Event  – Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part 1:
A conversation with a trauma-informed mom & a neurodiversity-affirming therapy provider about their mission to reconstruct autism services on a PBIS campus. This is the first in a three-part series about how one school team is reconstructing autism services in the public school system. One trauma-informed mom’s journey to becoming a neurodiversity advocate for her autistic student, the good, the bad, and what happened as a result.
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Part 2: “A conversation with a neurodiversity-affirming special education team” – Julie talks with the special education coordinator and special education teacher from one of her campuses about how we have collaborated to slowly, but surely reconstruct neurodivergent student services on a PBIS campus. – July 14, 2022.
Part 3: “A conversation with a neurodiversity-affirming speech therapy team” – A public school speech therapy team talks about their mission to reconstruct autism services on a PBIS campus and how they have radically flipped the social skills training narrative for autistic students on its ableist head. This is the third in a three-part series about how one school speech therapy team is reconstructing autism services in the public school system.
Bio: Crystal Maddox: “I’m a mother of three amazing children, a momma bear, and a breast cancer survivor. My son is autistic and I wouldn’t change him for anything. Over the years I’ve learned how to better advocate for him. He and I have been absorbing everything there is to know about autism and neurodiversity and we are learning more every day.”

Bio: Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP is a late-diagnosed Autistic speech-language pathologist practicing in the public schools. On January 11, 2018, Julie founded Therapist Neurodiversity Collective to support her vision to serve Autistic and other Neurodivergent people and their families by advocating for an industry-wide sea change in therapy provider services centering on Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices, Neurodivergent, and Autistic Social Justice and Human Rights

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective
Public Schools Neurodiversity Collective