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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AAC Modeling for Autonomy & Language Learning

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series AAC Modeling for Autonomy & Language Learning with Kate McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP This event will be recorded so those who can’t watch it live can also receive the training. (1.0 CMH certificate available – will be put in the “Live and Recorded Educational Events Handouts” portal on the Members’ Home […]

Social Skills Training – Why not? And what to do instead.

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Social Skills Training – Why not? And what to do instead. With Julie Roberts, Founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective This event will be recorded so those who can’t watch it live can also receive the training. (1 CMH certificate available) Friday, September 24, 2021 Time: Sep 24, 2021 04:00 PM – […]

Social Skills Training – Why not? And what to do instead. Part 2.

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Social Skills Training – Why not? And what to do instead. Part 2. With Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP, Founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective This […]

Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy for Difference in Sensory Integration and Processing

Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L (she/her) Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy for Difference in Sensory Integration and Processing Sensory Integration Therapy (Ayres SI) – what it really is Sensory Informed Approaches The neurology of integration The neurology behind graded exposure and tolerance building approaches Consent and client-led therapy (the self-organized child) Virginia is a British-trained Occupational Therapist. She received […]

FROM DEFICITS TO DIFFERENCES: UNDERSTANDING MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL DISABILITY IN AUTISM

Dr. Noah J. Sasson Video Training: FROM DEFICITS TO DIFFERENCES: UNDERSTANDING MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL DISABILITY IN AUTISM Dr, Sasson studies mechanisms of social disability in autism. Historically, his work has focused on social cognition, which refers to the perception, processing, and interpretation of social information. More recently, his research is highlighting extrinsic mechanisms of social […]

Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part 2

A Free Facebook Live Public Event – Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part 2 A conversation with a neurodiversity-affirming special education team” – An SLP, a Special Education Coordinator, and a Special Education Teacher talk about how they collaborate to slowly, but surely reconstruct autism student services on a […]

Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part 3

A Free Facebook Live Public Event – Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part 3 A conversation with a neurodiversity-affirming speech therapy team 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 […]

DEI and NeuroDivErsIty – July 22, 2022

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Valerie Pitaluga, M.S. CCC-SLP, & Truvine Walker, M.ED. CCC-SLP DEI and NeuroDivErsIty (A DEI event) Val Pitaluga (she/her) is a bilingual and bicultural speech-language […]

The Process of Change: Evolving the ABA Discussion at the Provider Level – August 5, 2022

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Dr. Sarah Zate, MD “The Process of Change: Evolving the ABA Discussion at the Provider Level” Subject Matter: ABA and ethics; MD therapy referrals for autistic patients; neurodiversity-affirming therapy providers – dialogue and relationship building with physicians; physician neurodiversity-affirming education tips for therapy providers. Dr. Sarah Zate, MD is […]

A Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Case Study in Acquired Neurodivergence – September 9, 2022

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Dr. Alejandro Brice, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL “A subarachnoid hemorrhage case study in acquired neurodivergence” Subject matter: Neurodiversity, acquired neurodivergence, intersectionality, neurodivergent lived experiences Dr. Alejandro Brice is a Cuban-American immigrant (refugee). His family came to the United States in exodus from Cuba in 1960.  He is a second language learner, […]