Empowering Professionals to Support Autistic Children and Teens

Empowering Professionals to Support Autistic Children and Teens

In today’s diverse world, embracing neurodiversity is crucial for creating inclusive and supportive environments for Autistic people of all ages. For professionals working with Autistic children and teens, gaining a comprehensive understanding of their experiences is essential. And it’s essential that this training comes from Autistic trainers. That’s where our comprehensive 5-day Leanbh Neurodiversity course comes in. In this article , we’ll explore how this transformative course equips professionals with the knowledge, insights, and tools needed to create a neurodiversity-affirming practice and provide exceptional support to their Autistic clients.

Understanding the Course

Our Online Leanbh Neurodiversity course goes beyond mere awareness. It empowers professionals to gain a deep and nuanced understanding of the lives of Autistic children and teens they work with. Over the course of five days, participants embark on a journey of discovery, exploration, and personal growth. The curriculum is designed to provide a holistic view of neurodiversity, addressing key aspects such as early childhood, dependency, trauma, anxiety, sensory experiences, stimming, and effective client-centered approaches. The course centres on the rights and dignity of Autistics and is designed and delivered by two experienced Autistic trainers.


Benefits of Leanbh Neurodiversity Course to you


  • Gain an appreciation of early childhood, dependency and discovery through an Autistic lens.
  • Appreciation of trauma and anxiety as common Autistic experiences and understanding the causes and remedies for this trauma.
  • Gain insight into the variation of Autistic sensory experience.
  • Understanding stimming from an Autistic perspective and understanding Autistic stimming as part of the diversity of human stimming.
  • Understanding of root cause analysis techniques so that you can meet your clients needs effectively 

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Creating a Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice

Creating a neuro-affimring practice takes time, an open mind and a lot of research. The good news is that Leanbh course equips professionals with the tools and strategies needed to create a practice that embraces neurodiversity and celebrates the unique strengths and abilities of their Autistic clients. Participants gain insight into trauma and anxiety as common experiences for Autistic young people, understanding the causes and remedies for such challenges. By exploring the variation of Autistic sensory experiences, professionals develop the ability to create environments that support sensory needs and minimize overwhelm. The course also offers an authentic understanding of stimming, enabling professionals to appreciate and embrace it as part of the diversity of human experiences.


The culmination of the course involves a collaborative workshop where you will put your learnings into practice. Through case studies and analysis, you will develop a tailored approach to address the specific needs of an Autistic child, considering their unique strengths, preferences, and goals. This hands-on experience will enhance your ability to provide individualized support and create lasting positive change.

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In-Depth Learning and Skill Development

The Leanbh Neurodiversity course adopts a comprehensive approach, providing participants with a rich toolkit of knowledge and skills. Root cause analysis techniques are explored, allowing professionals to effectively identify and address the underlying needs of their clients. By gaining an appreciation of early childhood through an Autistic lens, participants develop a deeper understanding of developmental milestones and challenges.


The course also explores the various coping mechanisms and survival strategies that Autistic children employ to navigate an unwelcoming world. By delving into topics such as stimming, masking, executive dysfunction, and anxiety, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges they face. This knowledge will empower you to identify signs of harm, advocate for change, and work towards creating a more inclusive and accepting society for Autistics.


Additionally, the course offers insights into effective communication strategies, collaboration with families and multidisciplinary teams, and promoting independence and self-advocacy among autistic children and teens.

Impactful and Transformative Learning Experience

The testimonials from past participants speak volumes about the impact and transformative nature of the course. One participant shared, “I cried through huge chunks of it because the generosity, vision, and selflessness of the trainers was so beautiful. This one really shook my whole mind, spirit, and heart in a real way.” Another participant, Catherine Mackey, a clinical director and specialist speech and language therapist, expressed, “By far the most helpful and informative course I have taken in the past 10 years.” These testimonials highlight the profound emotional connection and practical benefits that participants derive from the course.

Continuing Support and Resources

The learning journey doesn’t end with the completion of the course. Participants gain access to a supportive community of professionals dedicated to neurodiversity, facilitating ongoing learning, networking, and collaboration. Supplementary materials, recommended readings, and access to exclusive resources further enhance participants’ ability to deepen their understanding and apply their newfound knowledge in their professional practice.

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Our Leanbh Neurodiversity course is a transformative experience that empowers professionals to create a neurodiversity-affirming practice and provide exceptional support to Autistic children and teens. Through comprehensive learning, participants gain insights into the unique experiences of autistic individuals, develop practical skills, and foster an inclusive environment that celebrates neurodiversity.

Join us on this enriching journey, where you will be equipped to make a positive impact and unleash the full potential of autistic children and teens.

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