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Neurodiversity for schools

Neurodiversity in Schools

Students succeed when they feel safe to be themselves.  The same is true for educators.  Help your school succeed through the inclusive model of neurodiversity.

Training:
Bring the neurodiversity conversation to your school

Neurodiversity training for schools

Neurodiversity involves all your students - not just those with diagnoses or perceived behavioral issues, and not just those who have IEPs or are in special education.  It's everyone.  Similarly, when we see one student struggle because of adverse school conditions, it's likely that other students are affected too - they just aren't showing it.  In that way, improving the environment for one often improves the environment for all.  Learn about how you can connect with students and offer them the safety and belonging they need in order to thrive.

Your neurodiversity training can be adapted for your specific school and can include educators and/or parents.  All trainings include the following core concepts:

  • Neurodiversity means that everyone experiences the world differently

  • Differently does not mean better or worse - just different

  • Neurodiversity applies to every single person

  • A student's struggles result not from their traits, but from the ways the environment, expectations, and norms are misaligned for them

  • Students can thrive in school when they experience connection, safety, and belonging

  • By learning about every student's unique way of experiencing the world, we can support their unique needs and thereby create a ripe environment for learning

Coaching & Consulting:
Equip your
educators with
ongoing resources

Neurodiversity coaching and consulting for schools

Keep the neurodiversity conversation going with sustained coaching and consulting.  Let's work together to make your school a place where parents, educators, and students can feel like they are seen, heard, and understood.  And then watch that shared sense of safety translate into curiosity, discovery, and learning.

Consulting services can include:

  • Assessing areas for improvement in existing practices, policies, and procedures

  • Developing modified and/or new neuro-affirming practices, policies, and procedures 

  • Evaluating environmental conditions impacting educator and student experiences

  • Coaching educators on how neurodiversity can hold the key to their students' success

  • Providing ongoing neurodiversity-related professional development

  • Advising on instructional and curricular content and implementation

  • Engaging with intervention teams to develop neuro-affirming support plans

  • Supporting individual students to learn about their unique ways of experiencing the world

  • Serving as a liaison between educators and parents to build trust and understanding

  • Educating and offering resources to parents to help support their children at home

"I found your presentation affirming of the experience of my own child and parent, accessible in the universality of experience you started from, and actionable in the 5-step process you introduced as well as the overall approach of curiosity you offered."

School Principal

“a true gift at telling stories about really challenging topics while depersonalizing them in a way that learning can happen quickly.”

Special Ed Administrator

"I cannot express how much I loved the professional learning, it was great for reframing my thinking."

School Principal

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