Workshops for Psychologists

How to Create a Neurodiverse Affirming Autism Assessment Experience


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.
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Autism, Relationships, Intimacy and Sex

Topic: Autism, Relationships, Intimacy and Sex
Presenters: Lydia Meem and Zoe Semmler

This webinar training covers:

  • Autistic social communication and social connection styles
  • Common myths around sex, autism and intellectual disability
  • Navigating differences in relationship and communication expectations
  • Communication tools to support connection and prevent miscommunication
  • Visual tools and tips for navigating ongoing consent conversations
  • Sensory sensitivity and seeking intimacy on our own terms
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Navigating First Autism Conversations

This webinar training covers:

  • How to explain Autistic brain styles, social communication styles, learning and play styles.
  • Benefits of engaging in an autism assessment for children, adolescents and adults.
  • What an autism assessment involves.
  • Aims of supports and accommodations - to better understand and support neurodivergent brain styles, not to teach people how to look neurotypical (camouflaging).
  • How to find neurodiversity affirming resources, and avoid out-of-date material.
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Supporting Autistic Students


With increasing numbers of Autistic students identified in mainstream schools, we need to adjust our approach to allow for neurodiverse thinking, communication and interaction styles in the classroom and playground. 

Through this 10-part course we will discuss neurodiversity affirming approaches to learning that can increase engagement and reduce anxiety and burnout among Autistic students. We'll also be taking in all of your questions to give you the advice, tools and confidence you need to better support autistic students in your care, your classroom, or your clinic.