“I highly, highly recommend this training! Even with the time difference, I was actually EXCITED to wake up at 4:30am each day. The training was so incredibly compelling, fascinating, and engaging. I cried through huge chunks of it because the generosity, vision, and selflessness of the trainers was so beautiful. I’m sort of a “training snob” and often underwhelmed by trainings. . . this one really shook my whole mind, spirit, and heart in a real way.”
Danielle Maxonight
LCSW

LEANBH is the Irish word for ‘child’ or ‘infant’. We chose this word because children are at the centre of this Neurodiversity course and we have designed it to help you better support them.

 

This comprehensive 5-day Neurodiversity course will empower you to gain a really full picture of what life is like for the Autistic children and teens you work with.

 

This course is designed to equip helping professionals with the knowledge and skills to recognise Neuordivergent traits, and to adapt their work to better support their Autistic clients. It offers participants practical skills-based training with a strong theoretical overview. All facilitators are Autistic themselves.

 

The program will be delivered online over Zoom.

 

Places Strictly Limited to 25 Participants so early booking is advised.

 

CPD recognised, and awarded 24 CPD hours.

Are you a professional looking to provide more effective and ethical support to your neurodivergent clients? LEANBH is created to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a positive impact. But don’t just take our word for it—here’s what one of our clients had to say: 

 

“I got a much better understanding of myself and I really enjoyed hearing and learning with different perspectives. The trainers are great too, without a doubt the best and most caring trainers I have met.”

 

Why choose our neurodiversification course?

  1. Professional development: LEANBH is CPD-recognised and participants will gain 24 points and a certificate on completion of the course.

  2. Expert instructors: Learn from tutors who are highly knowledgeable and experienced in the field. Our instructors bring a wealth of expertise to provide you with the best learning experience possible.

  3. Comprehensive resources: Gain access to a wide range of further reading and resources. These materials will serve as valuable references throughout your career, ensuring you’re well-equipped to address the needs of neurodivergent individuals.

  4. Ethical support: Our course emphasizes the importance of ethical practices when working with neurodivergent clients. You’ll learn to provide support that respects their unique needs and experiences.

  5. Inclusive and accommodating environment: By enrolling in our course, you’ll contribute to creating a more inclusive and accommodating environment for neurodivergent individuals. 

LEANBH has received rave reviews from professionals who have found it hugely beneficial in their work with neurodivergent clients. Learning with our trainers will mean you will stay up to date with best practices and make a difference to the lives of your neurodivergent clients. 

 

LEANBH presents a wonderful opportunity to expand your skills and improve your support for neurodivergent clients. By enrolling in our Neurodiversification Course you will take your professional practice to the next level, and join the ranks of those who have enriched their practice through this course!

“Cannot recommend the Leanbh course highly enough - by far the most informative and helpful course I have completed in the last ten years. It has massively improved my own neuro-affirmative clinical practise as a SLT working with Autistic clients and families and is continuously positively influencing the workings of my private practice overall.” 
Catherine Mackey
Clinical Director and Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Mind Your Language

Who is this course for?

Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Play Therapists, Psychologists, SENCo’s, Career Guidance Counsellors, Youth Workers and other professionals working in a therapeutic, clinical or educational setting.

Places limited to 25

Early booking is advised
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"I am very grateful that you designed, wrote and delivered this course. To learn authentically and be able to know that all learning, voices and people are included and accepted, made the learning so rich. Thank you to you and your team at AUsome.”
Sarah Everett
Group Therapist, Parenr Support, Counsellor.

Programme Structure & Fees Entry Requirement

The course is open to qualified practitioners in any of the professions listed above.

Schedule:

 

5-Day Programme.

 

EU LEANBH: Commencing November 2023 and ending in January 2024.

AUS LEANBH: Commencing February 2024 and ending in April 2024. 

See below for full timetable and course outline.

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom. Reading materials and resources will be provided via your AUsome Training profile for ease of access.

 

Assessment

Presentation of Individual Learning Summary based on Reflective Learning Journal

 

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee:* €595 or $1,015AUD**

 

*Please contact us for payment plan options

**Estimated price as exchange rates are subject to change

This course has two main goals:

  1. To train and up-skill helping professionals to meet the needs of their Neurodivergent clients, and to grant them the skills and strategies needed to understand and meet the needs of the Autistic youth they work with.
  2. To develop a directory of helping professionals who we can recommend. We are inundated with requests for support and we have nowhere to direct them to that does not have an intensive waiting list.

The aim of our program is quite simple- to train and create a network of helping professionals who can meet the diverse needs of their Autistic clients.

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn about early childhood, dependency and discovery through an Autistic lens.
  • To discover the commonality of trauma and anxiety as Autistic experiences, and to understand the causes and remedies for this trauma.
  • To gain insight into the variation of Autistic sensory experience.
  • To understand stimming from an Autistic perspective and to understand Autistic stimming as part of the diversity of human stimming.
  • To gain root cause analysis techniques so that you can meet your clients needs effectively 

I'm one of the Professionals listed above
but is this course for me?

Here are a few questions to help you to discover if this course is for you:

How well are you acquainted with the paradigm shift away from the medical model and into Neurodiversity?

How familiar are you with the current issues facing Autistic youth?

Would you know how to adapt your workspace or practice for Autistic clients?

Would you like to be a part of a directory of fellow professionals?

If you’re unsure we’d be happy to help you with any queries you may have –

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COURSE DETAILS

EU Course Dates:

Course A: Saturdays

4th Nov: 12.00-17.00 | 18th Nov: 12.00-17.40 | 9th Dec:12-17.00 | 13th Jan 11.30-17.30 | 27th Jan 12.00-17.00

Course B: Mondays

6th Nov 12.00-17.00 | 20th Nov 12.00-17.40 | 11th Dec  12.00-17.00 | 15th Jan 11.30-17.30 | 29th Jan  12.00-17.00

 

All above times are in Irish Standard Time. Based outside of Ireland? Click here to convert your time zone.

AUS Course Dates: 
10th Feb: 08.00-13.00 | 17th Feb: 08.00- 13.00 | 2nd March: 08.00-13.00 | 16th March: 08.00-13.00 | 6th April: 08.00-13.00 

All above times are in AEST. Based outside of Australia? Click here to convert your time zone.

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