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Neurodiversity: How to Support Agency and Self-determination

Course: #9590Level: Intermediate1 Hour 151 Reviews

It is imperative for clinicians and educators to be aware of the neurodiversity movement in order to better support all human rights. This course discusses what neurodiversity is and the history of the movement, as well as the potential for trauma related to behavioral interventions. Case examples demonstrate how to apply a paradigm shift to clinical practice that seeks to accept and celebrate differences rather than mask them.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define neurodiversity.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain why Applied Behavioral Analysis and other behavioral interventions are traumatic.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list three adjustments to clinical practice that will support agency and self-determination.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Vocabulary and terminology, social model vs. medical model, identity first vs. person first language
15-30 Minutes Trauma: masking and ableism
30-50 Minutes Intervention models that support neurodiversity
50-55 Minutes Human rights
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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