For those who are new to the Neurodiversity movement, there can be a lot that feels unfamiliar and different from what many of us were taught in our professional training. This course aims to provide a framework of the movement, basic concepts to understand, and questions to reflect on to prompt meaningful change into our work as therapists. The work of being a neurodivergence affirming therapist cannot be accomplished in a single course; it is a life-long commitment. This session will challenge participants to reflect on their perceptions of disability, and their roles in supporting the Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent populations we serve. Participants will leave with foundational knowledge, and questions to guide themselves to learn more about this important and critical human rights movement.
Key Learning Outcomes
1. Participants will be able to define and apply vocabulary terms relevant to the neurodiversity movement.
2. Participants will identify the guiding principles of the neurodiversity movement.
3. Participants will identify characteristics of neurodiversity affirming therapy and goals.