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Webinar - Autism Is Not What You Think It Is
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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Autism Is Not What You Think It Is
Presented by Angela Marx, PhD
*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this virtual opportunity.
Details: May 16 (10:00am - 2:30pm, including a 30-minute lunch break)

Description: Much of the current clinical and scholarly information around autism is deficit-based and limited. In fact, some of it is now known to be completely inaccurate. The result is a disconnect from the actual experience of being autistic. Misinformation, misguided support, and oppression creates and contributes to difficulties, stress, and unintentional harm. Bring your knowledge up-to-date based on the past 15 years of the neurodiversity movement, which is largely informed by autistic scholars and the autistic experience. This informational, experiential, and reflective experience will help you understand autistic thinking and thriving in ways that might be unrecognizable to non-autistic people​. Begin to explore how to adapt your current practices to foster genuine autistic happiness, health, and healing across the lifespan. When we know better, we do better! 

Learning Objectives
  • Increase awareness and identification by understanding autism as thinking and processing differences instead of deficits

  • Understand what really contributes to autistic health and stress

  • Learn about various supports and accommodations and explore how to adapt your current practices

Presenter Information

A picture of Angela Marx, a white woman with brown hair and glassesDr. Angela Marx is a licensed psychologist who has been joining with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various roles and places for the past 18 years. Although she uses research and scientific knowledge, she relies more heavily on each person’s experience to join and learn with them. 

Dr. Marx is the founder of Place of Mind, which specializes in assessment and mental health, wellness, and healing with neurodivergent children, adolescents, and adults to help them discover and define who they are and find (or create) the places where they belong and flourish. 


About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

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