On-Demand Course: Implementing a Neuro Affirming Model: Come Get Your Shift Together!

$79.00 USD

If you are seeking to learn, grow, stay current in the supports you provide, this course is for you. The neurodiversity field is rapidly changing, and we all have a responsibility to evolve and keep pace with the latest evidence and neurodivergent voice. This course will discuss important aspects of a neuro affirming model and invite us all to shift together in the following areas:

*Medical Model of Disability & Social Model of Disability
*Non-Autistics as the Experts & NDs as the Experts
*ACES as Trauma & ND Trauma
*“Nonverbal” & Non-speaking with Robust Communication Supports
*Normalizing to “fit in” & Nurturing Self-Understanding
*Compliance to Modify Behaviors & Internal Regulation
*Sensory Desensitization & Sensory Stabilization

You will have unlimited access to all course materials for 6 months from the date of purchase.


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Description

This On-Demand Course Includes:

  • 2-hours instruction with Kelly and Judy
  • 6-months (180 days) unlimited access to the course
  • Personalized certificate of completion
  • Access to 4 handouts
  • While this course is excellent for a wide variety of attendees, this course is approved for 0.20 AOTA CEUs (2 contact hours)

What you’ll learn:

  • The elements of a neuro affirming model and why a neuro affirming model is essential.
  • The shifts happening between inclusion, equity, and justice (and the important distinctions between these concepts)
  • The bidirectional relationship between a neuro affirming model and interoception
  • Why shifting between past and more current approaches is important—while we need to update and grow, we don’t want to completely abandon certain aspects of some past approaches.
  • What the current ND voice combined with emerging science says about shifting within the following areas:
    • Medical Model of Disability & Social Model of Disability
    • Non-Autistics as the Experts & NDs as the Experts
    • ACES as Trauma & ND Trauma
    • “Nonverbal” & Non-speaking with Robust Communication Supports
    • Normalizing to “fit in” & Nurturing Self-Understanding
    • Compliance to Modify Behaviors & Internal Regulation
    • Sensory Desensitization & Sensory Stabilization
  • Practical strategies to support shifting that are modern and affirming.
  • Strategies that can be applied to learners of a variety of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses & learning styles

Course Description:

“It doesn’t matter where you are, you can always move forward. You can always do better and be better.” –Judy Endow

If you are seeking to learn, grow, stay current in the supports you provide to neurodivergents, this course is for you. Typically, most fields evolve and adapt as people learn from new science and lived experiences. The neurodiversity field is no different—we’ve come a long way, but we all have a responsibility to continue to evolve and adapt to keep pace with the latest evidence and neurodivergent voice. This course will discuss important aspects of a neuro affirming model and provide rationale as to why shifting between past and more current approaches is important—while we need to update and grow, we don’t want to completely abandon certain aspects of some past approaches. Come get your shift together in the following areas:

  • Medical Model of Disability & Social Model of Disability
  • Non-Autistics as the Experts & NDs as the Experts
  • ACES as Trauma & ND Trauma
  • “Nonverbal” & Non-speaking with Robust Communication Supports
  • Normalizing to “fit in” & Nurturing Self-Understanding
  • Compliance to Modify Behaviors & Internal Regulation
  • Sensory Desensitization & Sensory Stabilization

Who this course is for:

  • You are serving learners of any age that are neurodivergent.
  • You are an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Educator, Mental Health Provider, Speech and Language Pathologist, Behaviorist, or Caregiver who wants to help learners be better understood and supported.
  • You want to remain on the cutting edge of practice and serve in ways that are in line with the most current science and neurodivergent voice
  • You want to feel empowered with information you can use to create buy-in for a modern approach to supporting neurodivergent learners.
  • You are a neurodivergent person who wants to understand the current up to date thought in the field relating to how providers can understand important aspects of working with the neurodivergent population.

Featured review

Javine T. Keeping up with the latest research can be hard, and learning can feel never-ending, albeit so important! This course has made it easy for me to implement small, sustainable changes, so that I can continue to learn and grow. I feel like I finished this course with lots of practical tools and many new things to think about. Thank you Kelly and Judy!!

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 multiple projects over the years.

Judy Endow More about Judy: Judy Endow, LCSW, author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics, has been providing trainings for clinicians and school staff for more than 20 years. She has written numerous articles and books, including award winners: Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult, and Paper WordsDiscovering and Living with My Autism. Her latest book is Autistically Thriving: Reading Comprehension, Conversational Engagement, and Living a Self-Determined Life Based on Autistic Neurology and her most recent work is the Executive Function Assessment. As a person who lived some of her early years in an institution, Endow has emerged as a leader in the autism community. At Common Threads Family Resource Center in McFarland, WI, Endow provided consulting and training for both school and clinical staff along with clinical services for autistic clients and families.  Additionally, she has provided autism consultation and training for school districts, adult services and other organizations in WI and in other states and countries. In 2017 Endow 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. She has made over 400 presentations all over the world.

Judy Endow More about Kelly Mahler: I am a fiery and passionate person that loves to crunch pinecones, cuddle with my 2 Corgi puppies and cook (sometimes poorly) with my family. I earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA and have been an occupational therapist for 19 years, serving school-aged children and adults. 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 Official Stuff:

  • Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course
  • AOTA Areas: Foundational Knowledge, OT Service Delivery
  • CE Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the neurophysiology underlying the generation and transmission of body signals that form the basis for interoceptive awareness.
    2. Understand the continuum of interoceptive awareness as applied to bodily systems, and the influence of the environment, trauma, and illness as factors that may disrupt effective interoceptive awareness.
    3. Identify the relationship between interoceptive awareness and self-regulation of responses designed to maintain homeostasis and emotional expression.
    4. Demonstrate awareness of and use of interoceptive techniques that can be utilized within occupational therapy treatment to facilitate occupational performance, emotional well-being, and overall health.
    5. Describe current research in the area of interoception and how this evidence can be utilized to refine application of concepts presented in the course.
  • Contact Hours: This course is worth 3.5 contact hours or 0.35 AOTA CEUs.
  • Completion Requirements: To receive credit and certificate for this course you must listen to the course in its entirety, pass the accompanying assessment with an 80% or higher and complete a course evaluation. With the exception of AOTA-approved CEUs, this course is not approved or affiliated with any governing bodies that award continuing education credits, so continuing education credits are not guaranteed.
  • ADA/Section 504:If you require special accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]
  • Kelly Mahleris an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Questions:

Contact us at [email protected].


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Course Credits:

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