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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► Featuring: Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP, Founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

► Hosted by: Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

► When: July 10, 2024, @ 3:00 pm Pacific/5:00 pm Central/6:00 pm Eastern

🕒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 professionals, and parents of autistic children and young people

► Cost: $30

🔓🔓🔓 (Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)

► Register: Therapies for young Autistic children through the lens of the Neurodiversity Paradigm

✨ Included:
☑A comprehensive slide handout

☑ Course handouts for reference 
☑ Detailed list of full citations for further study

☑ Certificate of Attendance for 2 hours of professional development

Therapies for young Autistic children through the lens of the Neurodiversity Paradigm


How, ethically, should the concept of the neurodiversity paradigm influence and impact “early interventions” for young autistic children?

 Join Therapist Neurodiversity Collective on July 10, 2024 when Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP presents a dynamic two-hour professional development course which aims to demystify the concept of “neurodiversity-affirming,” diving deep into what it truly means to embrace inclusive approaches in therapeutic and educational settings for young autistic children.

🌟 Course Description:

Professionals increasingly proclaim environments, therapies, and classroom instruction for autistic populations as “neurodiversity-affirming,” but what does that really mean? In therapies and early education for young autistic children, the neurodiversity paradigm offers a revolutionary perspective that challenges traditional behaviorist approaches. Through the lens of the neurodiversity paradigm and heavily supported by contemporary research evidence, therapists and educators will receive updated recommendations regarding evidence-based approaches and strategies that safeguard and enhance immediate and long-term mental health and well-being outcomes of autistic young people.

🎯 Gain insight into

➥ Understanding Autistic Trauma: Explore the sources of autistic trauma and its long-term outcomes. Learn how therapists and educators can mitigate or exacerbate these outcomes, impacting long-term mental health.
➥ Autistic Neurology Overview: Gain insights into the latest research on autistic sensory processing, movement, and communication profiles—to better understand young autistic experiences.
Research on Young Autistic Socialization: Unpack the latest findings on joint attention, eye contact, play, and the double empathy problem, which may make you rethink your “intervention” plan.
➥ Autistic Masking and Camouflaging: Learn the implications of these behaviors on autistic mental health from a young age and strategies to support autistic authenticity.
➥ Behavioral Insights: Address misunderstandings around aggressive or problematic behaviors with a practical checklist for providers and families.
➥ Therapy and Classroom Guidelines: Gauge which therapeutic practices to prioritize and which to abandon to help young autistic children thrive.
➥ Goal Makeovers: Rethink “early intervention” goals through an evidence-based, neurodiversity-affirming lens.
➥ Educating Parents and Caregivers: Flip the pathology narrative on autism with evidence and offer parents and caregivers education on truly neurodiversity-affirming approaches.


Upcoming Live Courses

If you miss a live session, don’t worry! Enrollees in our live courses get exclusive access to the recording of the presentation for the next 14 days.

On-Demand Courses

Dive into our content whenever you want, with 180 days of access from the date of purchase. Your learning, your pace!