Trainings and consultation

I am flexible in terms of ongoing or one-time services, as well as format and size of trainings or consultations.

Trainings are individualized to the needs of the particular students or professionals being trained. Here is a sample of topics on which I have provided trainings or consultation:
  • Autism and related profiles: Recognizing, referring, accommodating, respecting neurodiversity
  • Performing assessments of individuals and families in a manner that is culturally competent with regards to race, class, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, disability, neurotype, and other important factors
  • Providing age-appropriate leisure and recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities
  • Dispelling myths we are taught regarding child welfare system: A look at how providers and educators can work most effectively within an outdated system much need of reform
  • LGBTQ+  issues 101 or transgender 101 trainings for clinicians, physicians, human resources personnel, educators, courts, or any others
  • Developmentally appropriate use of music with young children
  • Overview of mandated reporting laws and standards from an abolitionist standpoint: How mandated reporters can take steps to follow applicable laws, avoid aligning with carceral systems, and minimize harm to families
  • Effectively supporting children who have experienced trauma and loss: For clinicians as well as educators, parents, and others
  • Recognizing and avoiding bias in assessing, treating, and referring
  • Adoption myths and realities: Overview of types of adoption and common issues in adoption, from a perspective that honors and empowers adoptees, first families, and adoptive families
  • Use of music in therapy for the non-musician and/or non-music therapist
  • Reviews of clinical documentation, group curriculum, training handouts, or other written material to detect and remediate bias, insensitivity, or outdated terminology

A note on the image: This is a multimedia image I created in around 2000 to accompany an article regarding gender and its intersection with other identities. I am noticing in 2021 that the imagery might resemble ableist puzzle-piece imagery used by anti-autistic groups, and wanted to provide additional context.