Create a neuro-affirming practice – 5 day certificate course for professionals working with Autistic children and teens
Earn 24hrs CPD
Become part of AUsome network of Neurodiversity affirming professionals.
“I highly, highly recommend this training! Even with the time difference, I was actually EXCITED to wake up at 4:30am each day because 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
This course will equip you to create a Neurodiversity- affirming practice to support your Autistic clients.
2023 course dates – 2 options to choose from
Course A – Saturdays:
4th November, 18th November, 9th December, 12th January , 26th January
Course B – Mondays:
6th November , 20th November, 11th December ,14th January, 28th January
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/Parent Support/Counsellor
The neuro-affirming course is ideal 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.
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.
Completion of this Neurodiversity course for professionals will equip you to create a Neuro-diversity affirming practice and approach to supporting your Autistic clients.
Benefits of Leanbh to you:
Neurodiversity Course dates:
Choose from 2 options
The course will be delivered through zoom meetings over 5 days on the following dates:
Worried you might miss a week?
Missed Time Policy
As this is a professional certificate Neurodiversity course based on participation and assessment learners must attend unless there are circumstances beyond their control.
If you can’t attend one week please let your facilitator know and we will arrange for you to catch up with a recording and for you to submit a learning summary of the missed material.
If you have any questions about the course please just ask by emailing us here
*All times are in Irish Time / GMT. Note clocks in Ireland go forward 1hr on 26th March 2023
**There will be 2 comfort breaks and a lunch break each day
Professionals who successfully complete this neuro-affirming course will be added to our directory of Neurodiversity-affirming professionals.
This neurodiversity course for professionals is designed and delivered by Stiof MacAmhalghaidh and Gillian Kearns.
Stiof MacAmhalghaidh is a trainer, theorist and international speaker whose ‘CDF’ model of Autistic Living lies at the core of this course. Stiof has been heavily involved in the Autistic community as a researcher, rights activist, advocate and educator since 2002. They have provided one-on-one and group support for Autistic and otherwise Neurodivergent students from primary to third-level. Stiof’s insights, theories and level of research is second to none – exactly what we can expect from a thinker who has spent most of their life working towards to a better world for Autistic people. Read more here
Gillian Kearns is an Early Childhood educator with experience drawn from the primary education and child protection sectors. Throughout her career she has focused on supporting adults and young people to work collaboratively to improve relationships and outcomes. Gillian has also worked with parents, guardians and families to ensure greater understanding of the neurodivergent experience in order to help them support the young people in their care. Gillian is also a founder of Neuro Pride Ireland. Read more about Gillian here
This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.
We will send you the link a day or so before the course is due to begin.
Our facilitators use a mix of rich learning materials.
Group Presentation and Individual Assessment
Programme Fee & Payment Schedule
Full Fee: €595
*Please contact us for payment plan options
Places are limited to 25 so early booking is advised.
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