Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

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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.

 

  • Elevate Your Professional Skills! Dive into our cost-effective online courses tailored for therapists, educators, and professionals. Gain deep insights into evidence-based, trauma-informed ethical therapies and educational strategies.
  • Earn Professional Development/Continuing Education Hours! Upon completion of each course, you will earn a certificate of attendance that may be recognized as a professional development activity/hour by your credentialing organization  All certificates are individualized with participant’s name and the date and time that they completed a course. 

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Providing Ethical, Respectful, and Effective Therapy for Autistic and Other Neurodivergent Clients – May 13, 2022

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Donnie Denome – ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) Providing Ethical, Respectful, and Effective Therapy for Autistic and Other Neurodivergent Clients Donnie TC Denome (they/them) is the Publications Associate for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. They hold a master’s degree in public health, with a concentration in health education and […]

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

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A free Facebook Live Public Event  – Flipping the Autism Narrative – Neurodiversity in the Public Schools – Part on July 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm CST Due to technical difficulties with the Facebook Live Event feed on July 8, this event will occur on Sunday, July 10. A conversation with a trauma-informed mom & […]

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

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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

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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

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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 pathologist based in the unceded ancestral land of the Seminole Tribe in what is now referred to as Florida. She is a Venezuelan-born, naturalized American […]

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

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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

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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, […]

Occupational Therapy with Autistic Clients: Valuing and Promoting Neurodiversity – October 7, 2022

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series “Occupational Therapy with Autistic Clients: Valuing and Promoting Neurodiversity” with Normandy Rindahl, OT Normandy Rindahl is an OT working in pediatric clinic and home health settings. She has been passionate about neurodiversity-informed practice since graduating with her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2019 from Texas Woman’s University. In her […]

The Relevance of Minority Stress, Intersectionality, and Community Connectedness for Affirmative Therapeutic Practice

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Live Event with Dr. Monique Botha (They/Them) The Relevance of Minority Stress, Intersectionality, and Community Connectedness for Affirmative Therapeutic Practice Subject matter: Intersectional neurodiversity, neurodiversity-affirming therapists, affirmative therapy practices Dr. Monique Botha is an autistic and ADHDer Community Psychologist and Research Fellow at the University of Stirling. Their research […]

Authentic Connection: Maximizing Motivation and Learning for Emergent AAC Learners

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Authentic Connection: Maximizing Motivation and Learning for Emergent AAC Learners with Kate McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP Kate McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP  is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with complex communication needs. Kate believes that autonomous communication, inclusion, and self-determination are fundamental human rights. […]

Live Event: Racial Disparities in Autism

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series Desiree R. Jones Live Event: Racial Disparities in Autism (A DEI event) Desi is a 4th-year doctoral student at the University of Texas at Dallas, working under the supervision of Dr. Noah Sasson. Her research focuses on how autistic people are perceived by their peers, and how these perceptions impact […]

AAC: Autistic Experience, Research, and Recommendations

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AAC: Autistic experience, research, and recommendations with endever* corbin, an Autistic AAC User Register: $15 USD Topic: Evidence-based best practices for Speaking AAC Users across all environments (schools, post-secondary education settings, places of work). Course Description: This evidence-based, neurodiversity-affirming educational presentation will draw on contemporary research and Autistic AAC user community wisdom, and connect the […]
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Inclusive School Practices for Complex Communicators

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Inclusive School Practices for Complex Communicators with Alexandra (Alex) Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, SYC in Educational Leadership Register: $15 USD Topic: Neurodiversity-affirming services for complex communicators in the school setting. #AAC Course Description: This educational session will compare outdated standard practices of special education”inclusion” in school settings with neurodiversity-affirming inclusion best practices that are grounded in […]
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Autism Pseudoscience: How providers can identify, educate and intervene to protect children

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Autism Pseudoscience: How providers can identify, educate and intervene to protect children with Anne Borden King, co-founder of Autistics for Autistics When: Thursday, July 13, 2023  12 – 1:30 pm PT / 2 – 3:30 pm, CT / 3 – 4:30 pm, EST Register: $15 USD Topic: The big business of Autism Pseudoscience and its real […]
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An End to Ableism: Adopting Neurodiversity-Affirming and Strengths-Based Therapy Approaches with Pediatric Autistic Clients

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An End to Ableism: Adopting Neurodiversity-Affirming and Strengths-Based Approaches with Pediatric Autistic Clients with Lisa Marnell, MBA, OTD August 3, 2023, @4:00pm Pacific / @ 6:00 pm Central / @ 7:00 pm Eastern. Register: $15 USD Topic: How to conduct neurodiversity-affirming assessments and write therapy goals for Autistic Children and Teens Course Description: Traditional therapy views autistic traits […]
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Ethical and Neuro-affirmative Approaches to Trauma Therapy

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— Ethical and Neuro-affirmative Approaches to Trauma Therapy with Dr. Gabriela Hurtado When: August 17, 2023, @4:30pm Pacific / @ 6:30 pm Central / @ 7:30 pm Eastern. Register: $15 USD Topic: Dr. Gabriela Hurtado, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist, will present a one-hour evidence-based LIVE presentation on neuro-affirmative trauma therapy approaches followed by a Q&A […]
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Knowing Oneself as Autistic: Impacts on Autistic Identity and Quality of Life

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Register: $15 USD Presentation DescriptionDr. Steven Kapp will discuss research related to the impact of becoming aware of one’s autism, including in childhood versus adulthood. It will include the importance of proactively and holistically sharing their child’s autism diagnosis with them, for the child’s autistic identity and well-being. Educators and therapists can use this information […]
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Be the Change: An OT’s Experience in Supporting a School to Become Neurodiversity Affirming

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Be the Change: An OT’s Experience in Supporting a School to Become Neurodiversity Affirmingwith Kristin Jones MS, OTR/L Register: $15 USD Topic: Neurodiversity-affirming and inclusive special education services in the school setting. Course Description: As a professional working in a school setting, it can be easy to become overwhelmed once you have changed your personal […]
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On the Dark History and Surprising Revival of Behavior Modification

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Register: $15 USD Presentation Description“On the Dark History and Surprising Revival of Behavior Modification” examines the history of behavior modification and chronicles its development in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most common treatment used for autism today. ABA sparks a complete range of antinomies in special education and disability health care—motivation and authority, freedom and […]
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Theory of (other) mind: (mis)understanding ‘others’ in a neurodiverse world

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Theory of (other) mind: (mis)understanding ‘others’ in a neurodiverse world, with  Dr. Gemma L. Williams, PhD., MA.  Register: $15 USD Topic: Autistic social communication, the ‘double empathy problem‘ and ‘relevance theory;’ countering the ‘Theory of Mind-deficit’ theory of autism. Course Description: A central diagnostic and anecdotal feature of autism is difficulty with social communication. Traditionally, […]

Neuro-Affirming Support and Intellectual Disability: Where Do We Start?

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Neuro-Affirming Support and Intellectual Disability: Where Do We Start? with Holly Sutherland, Autistic Autism Researcher Register $15 USD Topic: Neurodiversity-informed care for intellectually disabled autistic and wider-neurodivergent people.  Course Description: Environments, interventions, and supports for neurodivergent people are increasingly billed as “neurodivergent-friendly” or “neurodiversity-affirming”. Parents, carers, and other professionals are calling for “neurodiversity-informed” care. But what […]

Neurodiversity and Culturally Responsive Therapy for U.S. Latinx Communities

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Neurodiversity and Culturally Responsive Therapy for U.S. Latinx Communities Presenter: Ashlee Barrios-Ariaz, M.S., CCC-SLP When: January 11, 2024, @ 4:30 pm Pacific/6:30 pm Central/7:30 pm Eastern Audience: This neurodiversity-affirming educational session is geared toward practicing therapists, educators, autistic individuals (formally and self-identified), and parents and caregivers of autistic people. Register: $15  (Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, […]
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Respectful Connections: Felt Safety & Neurodiversity-Inclusive Strategies

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► 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 […]
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ABA for Autistic Children: A Neurodiversity-Affirming Model of Care? – The Live Course

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► Presenter: Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP, Founder – Therapist Neurodiversity Collective ► When: March 21, 2024, @ 4:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern ► Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning about ABA through the lens of the Neurodiversity Movement. ► Cost: $30 (Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!) ► […]
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Trauma-Informed Mental Health Care for Neurodivergent Populations: Transcending Conventional Behavioral and Exposure Therapies (Live Course)

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► Presenter: Dr. Gabriela (Gaby) Hurtado Alvarado, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist ► When: April 11, 2024 @ 4:40 pm Pacific, 6:30 pm Central, 7:30 Eastern. ► Target Audience: Providers seeking to deepen their understanding and application of neurodiversity-affirming practices.  ✴✴✴ (Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!) ► Cost: $20 (Therapy […]
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