Working With Neurodivergent Participants

A non-judgemental, interactive and approachable space for Support Coordinators to learn how to implement a more inclusive practice for neurodivergent people.

Why take this course?

When it comes to effectively supporting neurodivergent* people, there’s plenty of information out there on *what not to do.* But there’s limited information on how to actually implement a more inclusive practice. 

Led by Kate, a Support Coordintor and neurodivergent presenter (who better?) this 2.5 hour workshop is a friendly, judgement-free and approachable space for you to learn practical strategies for neurodiversity affirming supports. We’ll emphasise current best practice and positive actions for Support Coordinators and recovery coaches, while drawing on relevant data, research and case studies. You’ll leave feeling confident and equipped to implement a more inclusive practice. 

*In this workshop, neurodivergent refers to anyone with a developmental or acquired neurology which differs from the majority - this can include autism, intellectual disability, brain injury, mental health conditions, and more.

What you'll gain

Across 2.5 interactive hours, you’ll gain an understanding of…

  • The principles of neurodiversity affirming practice and their implications for effective support coordination

  • Practical strategies to identify and accommodate a diverse range of access and sensory needs

  • How to effectively support neurodivergent participants within the ever-changing landscape of the NDIS

  • The value of peer and lived experience perspectives

  • The diverse range of identities and experiences amongst neurodivergent people

  • The diversity of personal language preferences so you can make informed and respectful language choices

Who's it for?

  • Support Coordinators

  • Recovery Coaches

  • Anyone who works with neurodivergent people

What's included?

  • 2.5 hour interactive virtual workshop via Zoom

  • Downloadable copy of the slides for you to look back on

  • Resource bank, including: 

    • A checklist for identifying access needs and sensory needs

    • An example of a social story and visual supports

    • Reference document for inclusive language 

    • Recommended further reading and information

Dates and time

February 28

  • NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • QLD 9:30am - 12:00pm
  • WA 7:30am - 11:00am
  • SA 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • NT 9:00am - 11:30am


Kate Gallagher

Kate is a huge NDIS nerd, with broad knowledge of NDIS policies and processes, and a strong advocate for human rights. Kate is passionate about the potential of the NDIS, and is fluent at translating the scheme to support people to get great outcomes. Through personal lived experience of disability, Kate has a deep understanding of the experiences of NDIS participants and those who support them. Kate is a strong believer in the power and unique value of the peer/lived experience workforce and enjoys supporting individuals and organisations to make their work practices more inclusive. Kate runs a small support coordination business and has worked as a support coordinator for the past three years, specialising in psychosocial disability, developmental disabilities, autism, and "invisible" disabilities. Kate enjoys the local arts scene, working on creative projects, and spending time with her cat.