Neurodivergence and Adolescence.
This webinar is going to focus on how neurodivergence might become more visible during adolescence. It will help both parents and professionals understand the facts while deepening their acceptance in order to fully embrace their growing child.
About this webinar.
In this webinar Allison Davies will join us to share her lived experienced and expertise on this topic. Over the course of an hour and a half we are going to focus on how neurodivergence might become more visible during adolescence. It will help both parents and professionals understand the facts while deepening their acceptance in order to fully embrace their growing child.
Here are the key points that Allison and I will be discussing:
- What is neurodivergence?
- How neurodivergence might become more visible during adolescence.
- How to differentiate puberty and neurodivergent characteristics.
- How our own neurotype can impact how we relate to our child.
- Adjusting our expectations as they grow.
- How to best handle the path to assessment and diagnosis if needed.
- The role of social media in exploration.
- Neurodiversity and belonging in friendship groups.
- Supporting your teen as they discover their unique neurodivergent characteristics.
- Firm facts you can always rely on.
All the details.
Live event: Thursday September 29th
Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm, that’s a 1.5 hour webinar
8.00 – 8.30pm will be set aside for question time.
Cost: $30.00 AUD (which includes 6 month access to the replay)
We’d obviously love to see you live, but if you can’t make it don’t worry! You will also get a replay link via email within 48 hours of the live event. This is yours to keep – forever, which means you can watch it as many times as you like within the 6 month period.
Who is this webinar for?
I wish everyone could have access to this information. It will be an incredibly rich, interesting, and mind shifting session. If you are a trusted adult who lives with neurodivergent tweens or teens you will get so much out of this.
For professionals: We know schools (and other professional groups) are going to want to tap into this session as PD for their teachers. If you are a school wanting to play this webinar within a school context or as a professional development experience, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org We offer very affordable prices for community organisations.
For tweens and teens: We often get asked if our parent webinars are suitable for children to watch. This particular webinar has not been designed for tweens or teens. However, if you listen to it yourself and feel it (or part thereof) has value for your teens, please feel free to share it.
What happens after purchase?
Once you complete your purchase, you will automatically receive an email containing a link to the live webinar. If you don’t receive this email, check your junk folder. If you are still having trouble, we are always here to help at email@example.com
Meet the speakers.
Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and best selling parenting author with a very special interest in the area of tween and teens. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advise. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her 25 years hands-on experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media.
Allison Davies creates online resources for parents, educators and support staff and works with schools to deliver professional development around the topics of childhood brain development and the use of music as a regulatory tool. She is an independent liberatory scholar currently exploring the gatekeeping and classism of the social construct ‘musical vs non musical’. Allison holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching (University of New England, 2003), a Master of Music Therapy (University of Queensland, 2005) and Neurologic Music Therapy training (Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, 2016). A former Registered Music Therapist of 16 years, Alli left the Allied Health industry in 2021 in order to align her work more deeply with culturally responsive practices and to switch her focus from individual change to socio cultural change. Alli is an autistic person with attention, sensory processing and executive functioning difficulties. She lives in the rainforest of Lutruwita (Tasmania), with her husband and 2 children, where she enjoys the beach, the bush and baths.