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Autism, anxiety & pathological demand avoidance in the classroom
Exploring celebrations & implications of the classroom environment for autistic children with extreme anxiety; and how to best support them.

We explore:

Understanding the anxious/demand avoidant brain
Learning styles
Celebrations and implications of the classroom environment
The importance of relationship & connection
Flexibility
Friendships
Classroom instruction
Reasonable accommodations, disability discrimination law and education

Jan 21, 2021 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Kristy Forbes
Autism & Neurodiversity Support Specialist @inTune Pathways
Kristy Forbes is an Australian based autism & neurodiversity support specialist & Director of inTune Pathways and The ND Co. She supports neurodivergent people and their families, and professionals who wish to support them, such as Educators, Psychologists, Paediatricians, allied health professionals, support workers and integration aides & has a global client base. Her work is informed by her extensive professional experience as an educator (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teaching), as an integration aide to children with social, emotional and behavioural challenges, and as a childhood behavioural and family specialist. Her most valuable insights, however, come from lived experience. Kristy is autistic herself, and diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). She is a parent to four autistic children, ranging from 6 to 22 years, all with varying autistic expression including non speaking and PDA.