Neuro-affirmative practice for Autistic children and youth

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Best practice approaches supporting neurodiversity (and autism specifically) have undertaken significant change in recent times. The Autism and Autistic community are informing how we all work together to achieve goals and outcomes. This is particularly applicable to Autistic and Neurodivergent children and young people. With recent government policy initiatives and practices, the time to review and adapt the way we work with communities is now!

Novita have embraced this movement and are driving key practices in collaboration with Autism Level UP. This session will share worldwide changes to supports through the co-design of practices, and the learnings within the implementation of the SCERTS model at Novita. We will also address early stories of practice change and the outcomes for autistic children and families.

Dr Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L, Developmental Psychologist / Registered Occupational Therapist and Dr Jacquelyn Fede, Autistic Self-Advocate, Developmental Psychologist and Program Evaluator - Worldwide movements: Neuro-affirmative practice (video presentation).

Penny Miller, Practice Lead Neurodevelopmental, Novita - Organisational approaches: Implementation of the SCERTS model into practice.

Rebecca Milton, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, Novita - Embracing voices: Stories of Impact.

Petr Prasil, Manager, Research and Development, Novita

Open to everyone to attend from researchers, students, government, health services and the general community.

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