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WAFCA-CE Supporting Neurodivergence: What We Make of Brain and Behavior Differences
Thursday, December 09, 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training


This CE offering is a virtual event. Partial credit will be available for those who do not participate for the entire session (maximum of 4 continuing education hours).

Neurodivergence: What We Make of Brain and Behavior Differences
Presented by: Angela Marx, Ph.D., Place of Mind, LLC.

Workshop Description: How do we identify and support brain and behavior differences and disabilities?   How can we focus on the things that really matter for each person and make sure that we are not contributing to their distress?   How do we promote health, well-being, and inclusive support to individuals who all think and act in unique ways?

Take the opportunity to explore these questions through the lens of neurodiversity. Neurodiversity, the biological fact that all human brains are different, is critical to consider when providing inclusive supports that promote the heath & wellness of disabled individuals. This session will explore outdated beliefs and practices and introduce updated considerations, research, and practice modifications for supporting brain and behavioral differences and visible and invisible disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explore the intersection between mental, behavioral, and disability health
2. Understand neurodiversity and the importance of brain and body differences in promoting health and wellness
3. Learn how to provide inclusive individualized support through accommodations and practice modifications
4. Discover how our own perceptions shape how we view and interact with others to begin rethinking and reinvesting energy in neurodiversity affirmative practices

Presenter Information:  Angela Marx, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. For the past 17 years, she has been joining with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various community-based support roles including direct support, recruiting direct support professionals, case management, person-centered planning facilitation, inclusion facilitation, behavioral support, crisis response, employment support planning, education and outreach, and policy and program development. Dr. Marx also has research experience with and provides clinical consultation to caregivers and direct support professionals. Her clinical experience includes psychotherapy and psychological assessment to individuals of all ages and abilities. Dr. Marx has a private practice, Place of Mind LLC, that specializes in psychological assessment and mental health and wellness with neurodivergent individuals to help them define and discover 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. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 


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