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Neurodiversity Affirming Approaches to Support for Neurodivergent People - Clinical & Lived Experience Perspectives

  • 15 Jul 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (AEST)
  • Online via Zoom
  • 90



Neurodiversity Affirming Approaches to Support for Neurodivergent People - Clinical & Lived Experience Perspectives 

Presented by

Adina Levy


Webinar Overview

You’re across the terms ‘Neurodiversity’ ‘Neurodivergent’ and you know a bit about what Neurodiversity Affirming means. But it can be a whole other big step putting your great intentions into practice and feeling confident that your therapy supports, beliefs and practices are aligned with the Neurodiversity Affirming movement. This webinar is for families, carers and professionals who support Neurodivergent people. 

Learning Outcomes 

In this 1.5-hour webinar, you’ll start to reflect, learn, un-learn and make plans for change, on these topics and more:

  • Brief history and outline of the Neurodiversity Movement
  • Basic principles of Neurodiversity Affirming Practice
  • Important terminology and changes in language
  • Ableism and internalised ableism in supporting neurodivergent people
  • Overview of Neurodiversity Affirming approach to social supports (and what's 'out' for social skills)
  • Overview of behaviourism, ABA and affirming approaches for supporting behaviour
  • Reflect on your learning: Apply new ideas, changes, & plans to shift practices


    Adina Levy

    Adina is an AuDHDer (Autistic + ADHD), Speech Therapist, Professional Educator, Podcaster and speaker. She brings together her life’s stories & experiences with her clinical experiences, and the lived experiences and perspectives of other neurodivergent people to inform everything that she teaches and shares. She's a passionate advocate for Neurodiversity Affirming Practice and is dedicated to teaching and sharing these ideas with people in all walks of life. Adina believes in, and lives a life where neurodivergent folks can thrive and be accepted, supported and connected.

    Presenter Disclosure:

    • Financial: Adina is the owner of Play. Learn. Chat and receives payment for her work.
    • Nonfinancial: Adina has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

    Webinar Details

    This is a LIVE 90 minute webinar with active discussions and time for Q & A. You will receive a PDF workbook in the reminder email 1 week prior to the webinar, to help personalise and retain learning. 

    There will be NO recording available. 

    A certificate of attendance will be provided. 

    Start times

    NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS/ QLD: 1pm

    SA: 12:30pm

    NT: 12:30pm

    WA: 11am

    Cancellation policy

    Registration is only confirmed upon full payment of fee. To access discounted rate for members you must be logged into your AGOSCI member account prior to registration. 

    • 100% refund until 60 days before event
    • 100% refund between 8-59 days before event
    • No refunds within 0-7 days of event start date

    Applications for registrations are subject to final approval by AGOSCI to ensure fair and equal access to events across organisations. Waitlist registrations will be taken upon all positions being filled. 


    AGOSCI is grateful to Adina for presenting this webinar to the AGOSCI audience. 

    AGOSCI is an independent body and does not endorse individual products or brands over others.

    AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all suppliers and expertise in the Australian and International communities of AAC and diverse communication.

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