Alternatives to ABA

Alternatives to ABA

Online conference Sunday, November 13th from 10am to 3.50pm

Time Zones: AUS: 9pm-2.50am AEDT / US: 2-7.50am PST / Central Europe: 11am to 4.50pm GMT +1

Book your spot now:

  • €59 Ticket for online event
  • €79 Ticket for online event & Recording

Discounts on bookings of more than one person:

  • 2 places Ticket Only – €105
  • 3 places Ticket Only – €150
  • 5 places Ticket Only – €200.
  • 2 places Ticket & Recording – €140
  • 3 places Ticket & Recording – €210
  • 5 places Ticket & Recording – € 325


This Conference will be ideal for all helping professionals, therapists, teachers, SNAs, carers, parents as well as Autistic people themselves.


Alternatives to ABA

Online Conference

Guest Speakers

  1. Gillian Kearns – Neurodivergency Rights Activist
  2. Siobhán Uí Dhálaigh – Advocate & Gaelscoil Teacher
  3. Kristy Forbes – Autism & Neurodiversity Support Specialist
  4. Jay Jay Mudridge – Advocate & ABA Survivor
  5. Katie Kerley – Occupational Therapist
  6. Cole Sorensen – AAC user, Public Speaker & Writer
  7. and Evaleen Whelton – Founder AUsome Training & Advocate

Date & Time: Sunday, November 13th from 10am to 3.50pm GMT +1 (Irish Time).

Speakers and Presentations


Gillian KearnsA Brief History of Radical Behaviourism and it’s Development

A brief overview of how ABA developed and it’s links to radical behaviourism. How and why it grew and why it is that so many Autistic adults are speaking out against it.


Kristy ForbesReimagining Autistic Family Culture Through the Lense of Radical Acceptance

Kristy is passionate about radical acceptance, and the profound need for a paradigm shift that moves us as a society from a perspective of autism as a medical disorder to an identity and a culture that is interwoven with pride, inherent and organic Autistic expression and intersectionality with our sibling communities such as the LGBTQIA+ community and many others.  Join Kristy as she discusses how we can shift our perspective as families to begin practising integrating Autistic identity into our family culture and lifestyles.


Siobhán Uí Dhálaigh – Panel Discussion


Katie KerleySupporting Neurodivergent People to be their most Authentic Selves

How to ensure neuro-affirmative and person centred practice as a therapist to enable Neurodivergent people to live their best lives. We do this by identifying and meeting support needs, adapting the environment (physical, social, cultural and institutional), being trauma informed, honouring communication preferences, providing means and opportunities of communication suited to each individual, embracing all aspects of a person’s identity and following their lead when it comes to what brings meaning to their life.


Jay Jay MudridgeAcceptance and Accommodation for Autistic Expression

Reframing Autistic behaviours through the lens of accommodation rather than behaviourism.


Cole SorensenSupporting Nonspeaking Autistic People through the Framework of Self-Determination

Behaviorist methods are commonplace when it comes to supporting nonspeaking autistic people in particular, but these methods can have significant negative consequences. This session will discuss alternative methods of supporting nonspeaking autistic people, both within AAC interventions and in a broader sense, through the framework of promoting autonomy, self-determination, and dignity of risk.


  • €59 Ticket online event
  • €79 Ticket online event & recording

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