Neurodiversity Training 

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 for improving self-determined quality of life for autistic and other neurodivergent people.

  •  High-quality, low-cost online professional development courses with attendance certificates for therapists and educators, and other professionals centered on evidence-based, trauma-informed ethical therapies, educational approaches, and services.
  • High-quality, low-cost online educational classes for the general public concentrated on respectful, non-behavioral ways to support autistic people’s dignity, autonomy, access to meaningful inclusion, and physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Neurodiversity-Related Continuing Professional Development Hours

These professional development courses are designed for providers and educators and include certificate of participation.

  • Evidence-based – courses include a list of all of the research citations to support presenter recommendations
  • Additional resources  – pdf copies of slides and any accompanying handouts
  • Autism in the classroom – evidence-based, trauma-informed support
  • Comprehensive research-based topic exploration
  • Assessment, goal writing, and implementation
  • Neurodiversity-affirming special education services on a PBIS / PBS campus
  • Coming in 2023 – Certification: The Neurodiversity-Affirming Conceptual Practice Framework for Social Communication (Roberts, J. © 2019 – 2022)

Promoting Autistic Well-Being & Belonging - Support & Advocacy

These classes are designed for autistic and non-autistic people, including self-advocates, parents, family members, and caregivers of autistic children and teens.

  • Understanding autism – what it is and isn’t
  • Trauma-informed connection and support giving
  • Promoting mental well-being and quality of life
  • Informed advocacy: In schools and therapy settings
  • ABA – why not and what are the alternatives?
  • Helpful vs harmful therapy goals – what and why
  • Why the adults need the behavior intervention plan
  • What leads to restraint and seclusion in the school setting and how to reduce the probability
  • Attend a Live Webinar Event. If you missed it, don’t worry. You still have access to the recording for the next 14 days. 
  • On-demand online courses to view at your convenience for 180 days from the date of purchase.
  • Arrange a bespoke on-site or virtual event for your organization with Julie depending on availability.

Innovative courses developed and presented by:

  • Autistic researchers, and researchers who co-produce research with autistic and neurodivergent people
  • Licensed and/or credentialed neurodiversity-affirming providers, educators, and other professionals
  • Autistic and Neurodivergent self-advocates; representatives from self-advocacy organizations;
  • Allies from aligned organizations
  • AAC users