Moving your practise to a neuro-affirming place can be daunting. There is so much information on what NOT to do but not so much on what you can do instead as a professional who is invested in supporting your Autistic clients.
Get Konnected takes all that uncertainty and hard work away- we have done all the prep work and have been developing our program for the past 8 years so that you can have confidence that the strategies you learn here are the very best for your clients- exactly what you and they deserve.
You already know that Autistic children and teens do not need social skills programs where they learn neuro-conformative ways of interacting. However, they often need support in accepting themselves and in being themselves authentically. And that’s where neuro-affirmative practitioners like you can shine!
Get Konnected shows you how to support Authenticity in your clients.
It is a course by us and for us and not about us and that’s why it’s the very best solution for you to make that move as you abandon social skills programs and develop your neuro-affirmative practise.
Evaleen Whelton (Ireland, UK & Europe)
Fridays: 15th & 29th Sept, 13th & 20th Oct & 10th Nov
Times shown are in IST (Dublin)
10am to 5pm
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Yael Clark (Australia)
Sun 15th Oct, Sun 22nd Oct, Sat 11th Nov, Sun 19th Nov, and Sat 2nd Dec.
Times shown are in AEST (Melbourne)
10am to 5pm
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For your clients
“I did the Get Konnected workshop […] and have to say it’s hands down the best autism course I’ve ever taken, and I’ve taken quite a few. In fact it’s the only one I’d actually recommend. Fantastic!”
– Melissa Murphy
What is autism?
How do attitudes to autism affect Autistic people?
Social skills training and its mental health consequences for Autistic children and teens
The trauma Autistic kids experience
What impacts an Autistic child’s ability to communicate
Differences between Autistic and neuro-conformative communication
Social skills myths
Understanding Autistic Communication & Culture
The Language of Autistics
Meeting us half way
Changing the social environment
Teaching Your clients about neuro-conformative language and culture
Teaching us about self advocacy, boundaries and healthy relationships
Supporting Your Autistic Clients to be themselves
Neurodiversity-affirming resources for non-autistics
Going it alone – Creating your own resources
Workshop and Assessment
The course is open to qualified practitioners in any professions such as Speech & Language Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists, Music Therapists, Drama Therapists, Psychologists, Social Worker, Youth Worker (or similar profession)
5 Day Programme Commencing in Apr 2023 (AEST/Australia) and Sept 2023 (IST/UK & EU).
Class time will run from 10am – 5.00pm each day.
This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.
Group Presentation and Individual Assessment
€745 or $1,270AUD**
*Please contact us for payment plan options
**Estimated price as exchange rates are subject to change
This course runs throughout Ireland and comes highly recommended by us here at Jack & Friends for families, parents and professionals. It’s honest, insightful, fun and engaging and a wake up call to those who may have difficulty seeing beyond a child’s diagnosis.
– Claire Desmond, Founder Jack & Friends
One of the leading voices on Autistic Communication. Evaleen Whelton is founder of AUsome Training. An internationally acclaimed author on Autistic Communication, Evaleen has worked with kids and teens for over 20 years. Her work centres on the rights and dignity of Autistics and breaking down social barriers for Autistics young and old.
Yael Clark is an Autistic Educational & Developmental Psychologist .Yael provides consultancy and training to psychologists. She is on the steering committee for the AAPi neurodiversity interest group and is a former school teacher and has worked with children in schools and in therapy for over 30 years.
We are inundated with enquiries from people looking for neuro-affirming practitioners and due to this demand we created AUsome Directory to list professionals who have successfully completed training with us.
Once you’ve completed the course and successfully passed the assessment you or your business will be added to AUsome Network listings so people can find you easily
“Delighted I attended this training which was delivered by such a passionate facilitator. It really opened my eyes and gave me an important insight into what it is like for an autistic person living in a non autistic environment! Wouldn’t it be fab if something like this could be ran in schools around the country to help and support staff with autistic students.. Well done Evaleen”
– Grainne Warren, Play Therapist