Autistically Thriving: Sensory Sense-Making Autistic Style
Registration Fee: $59
This live course includes:
- 2-hours live instruction with Kelly + Judy (approximately 90 minutes of content + 30 minutes of Q&A)
- 2-weeks unlimited access to the recorded version
- Access to 3 exclusive downloadable resources
- Personalized certificate of completion
- June 23, 2021 @ 10:00-12:00pm EDT
- Can’t make it? No problem! 2-weeks of unlimited access to the course recording is available to all that register
What you’ll learn:
- New ways of understanding the autistic sensory experience from Judy Endow, an autistic author, international speaker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Why understanding and supporting the sensory system is one of the most important considerations for autistic clients or loved ones
- Certain aspects of the autistic sensory system including taking in sensory information, processing sensory information, storing and retrieving sensory information and handling the sensory information
- Examples of autistic processing styles including linear processing, nondiscriminatory processing and monochannel processing
- What is a neurological surprise and how does it underly what is sometimes referred to as “challenging behaviors”
- The common misconception that the autistic sensory experience needs “fixed” and what we need to do instead
- Many practical strategies for supporting sensory systems that honor an autistic point of view and neurology
- Information applicable to learners of a variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles
Many times, the impact of the autistic sensory experience is often overlooked or misunderstood. And when sensory-based supports are provided, they often fail to incorporate the autistic neurology. This course will provide new ways of understanding the autistic sensory experience from Judy Endow, an autistic author, international speaker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Learn why understanding and supporting the sensory system is one of the most important things you can do for autistic clients or loved ones. The common misconception that the autistic sensory experience needs “fixed” will be discussed as well as what we need to do instead. Many practical strategies for supporting the sensory system that honor an autistic point of view and neurology will be shared. The information presented will be applicable to learners of a variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles.
Who this course is for:
- Autistic people who want to learn more about this topic
- You are supporting autistic learners or loved ones
- You are an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Educator, Mental Health Provider, Speech and Language Pathologist, Behaviorist, or Caregiver who wants to help autistic learners be better supported.
- You know there is a better way at providing sensory supports, but you aren’t sure where to start or you need more ideas.
- You want to learn more about the autistic sensory system directly from a self-advocate that has lived experiences.
- You want to remain on the cutting edge of practice and follow what the research states as the best evidence-based approach for supporting sensory regulation.
- You want to feel empowered with information you can use to create buy-in for a different approach to supporting sensory regulation
Gayle This course is incredibly important to anyone that is supporting or loving an autistic person. To understand sensory processing directly from an autistic person was so helpful to me. As an OT, I have extensive training in many things sensory. Many of these courses are taught by non-autistic people which is what makes this course extra special. Learning directly from Judy about her sensory experiences and her framework for understanding these experiences within an autistic neurology was a game-changer for me.
So, who are we?:
We are Judy Endow and Kelly Mahler and have been friends for 9 years. We first met in a hotel in the middle of a desert right after experiencing our first haboob (which is an intense windstorm). Since meeting, we discovered that we shared a lot of common interests and have enjoyed collaborating on several projects.
Formerly a resource specialist and a clinician at Common Threads Family Resource Center in McFarland, WI, she received the Autism Society of America’s Cathy Pratt Professional of the Year Award — the first autistic person to receive this prestigious national award. Endow has served on the boards of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee, was featured in the New York Times’ Patient Voices, and was honored by The Art of Autism as one of the most influential bloggers on the web. Endow has made over 400 presentations all over the world.
- Judy has recently been featured on Twinkl’s Top Autism Bloggers of 2020 list.
More about Kelly: I earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA and have been serving school-aged children and adults for 18 years. I’m winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. I am an international speaker and enjoy presenting on topics related to the twelve resources I’ve authored including:
- The Interoception Curriculum: A Step-by-Step Framework for Developing Mindful Self-Regulation-used in over 30 countries world wide
- Interoception Activity Cards