Training for Teachers

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Neurodiversity Affirming Practices when working with Autistic people and their families.

This webinar training covers:

  • updating the language we use and the reasons behind these changes;
  • strengths of the Autistic brain style;
  • internalised presentation of Autism and the mental health impacts associated with masking;
  • the Double Empathy Problem and improving everyone's understanding of Autistic social communication styles;
  • what we've learned from neurodivergent adults, particularly from the Autistic community;
  • things to consider when aiming for neurodiversity affirming practice and research;
  • neurodiversity affirming resources for children, young people and adults.

Supporting Autistic Trans Clients and Students Webinar


This webinar covers:

  • Higher prevalence of autism within the trans community, and greater gender diversity within the autistic community.
  • Quick update on neurodiversity-affirming language and the internalised presentation of autism, which is common among nonbinary and trans people.
  • How to support someone who is exploring and affirming their gender, creating a safe space for young people and adults, including using correct names and pronouns.
  • Sensory sensitivity, hormonal changes, rejection sensitivity, anxiety and mood.
  • Gender dysphoria and gender euphoria - avoiding overly pathologising trans experiences and moving on from narratives that focus on 'transition'.
  • Autistic communication styles, expressive and receptive language differences, alexithymia, prosopagnosia, and differences in interoception.
  • Exploring identity, connecting with neurokin and the trans community, and connecting through special interests and passions.
  • When it's not about gender or hormones - overcoming barriers in accessing health care and mental health care for trans people.
  • Resources for autistic trans people and their families.
  • Resources for teachers and health professionals.
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Our team of experienced psychologists provide training and resources for teachers to help them support neurodiverse students.