Online Workshop: Supporting Self-determination of Autistic and Neurodivergent Individuals for Lifelong Success

Self-determination is an important aspect of development as it involves the individual’s ability to act on their own behalf without pressure or interference from others. People who have higher self-determination exhibit self-awareness and are able to use skills such as goal setting, decision making, self-management, problem solving, and self-advocacy, all skills that are important in developing independence and achieving in different areas of life.

This workshop will consist of three sessions:

  • Session 1: What is Self-determination and why does it matter
  • Session 2: Facilitating self-determination of autistic and neurodivergent individuals in a neurotypical world
  • Session 3: Creating opportunities and employing strategies to support self-determination and agency (3 breakout sessions for different groups)
  • Breakout session A– Strategies for educators/service providers/professionals
  • Breakout session B -Strategies for parents, carers and families
  • Breakout session C – Strategies for autistic/neurodivergent adolescents and adults

This workshop is for:

  • Autistic and neurodivergent adolescents and adults
  • Parents/carers of autistic and neurodivergent children
  • Educators, service providers and other professionals working with autistic and neurodivergent people of all ages