Workshops for Teachers

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


The 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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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. 

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