Implementing a Trauma-Informed Affirming Practice for Autistic Clients

Empower your autistic clients with these trauma-informed best practices

Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP

There's a paradigm shift that's flipping autism intervention on its head and moving clinicians to a strengths- and abilities-based model that is forever changing the way you work with autistic clients.

As clinicians, you are hearing a lot more about affirming therapeutic approaches now. You’ve been trained, however, in medical models and deficit-based models, and sometimes it feels like there's a misconception between how to take the knowledge that you know from the model that you learned in grad school and juxtapose it with this new neurodiversity affirming model.

That’s why Laura Sibbald, our moderator for the upcoming 3rd Annual Autism Symposium, outlines everything you need to know about the Symposium and provides you with a neurodiversity-informed intervention that you can use right away with your autistic clients!

In this video, Laura Sibbald talks about how to implement a trauma-informed affirming practice to support self-determination in your clients.

And if you're ready to get concrete, neurodiversity-affirming interventions to address the unique needs of your clients, join us at the 3rd Annual Autism Symposium from PESI this April 20-21, 2023! Register for FREE here.
3rd Annual Autism Symposium
3rd Annual Autism Symposium
Now is the time to gain specialized knowledge, interventions, and approaches to effectively help bring out autistic clients' unique skills and extraordinary potential to help them thrive in education, employment, community, self-advocacy, and much more!

That’s why we’re inviting you to our 3rd Annual Autism Symposium on April 20-21, 2023, where leading voices in the field, including keynote Temple Grandin, PhD—an internationally renowned spokesperson on autism —and others will break down innovative interventions and approaches that will forever change the way you view and work with autistic clients... COMPLETELY FREE!

Meet the Expert:

Laura K. Sibbald, MA, CCC-SLP, ASDCS, CYMHS, is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist who has extensive experience supporting the social-emotional and pragmatic language needs of students and families within the Washington, DC metropolitan region. She works as an instructional specialist for students with autism in Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland and has developed and implemented a variety of professional learning opportunities surrounding social-emotional competence at the state and national level.

Learn more about her educational products, including upcoming live seminars, by clicking here.

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