Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices

Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices

Presenter: David Meer, M.C., LPC

Description: Neurodiversity is a portmanteau first coined by activist Judy Singer and columnist Harvey Blume, which can be broken down into its components of “neuro,” referring to the nervous system, and “diversity,” which refers to the variety and differences of things. Hence, neurodiversity speaks to the variation in neurological functioning in humans. The neurodiversity movement urges us to recognize neural and biological differences, to understand that not every brain works like yours, and that other people may experience the world much differently from you. There are different ways of perceiving the world, capacities to reason and think critically, and sensitivities to environmental stimuli. As providers, it is important for us to take perspective and decenter from dominant normed narratives. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the history of the neurodiversity movement and neurodivergent culture so mental health providers, educators, and community members can effectively support neurodivergent people and build neuroinclusive environments. The information in this training may considered a precursor to becoming a neurodiversity affirming provider.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and describe language around the neurodiversity paradigm
  2. Describe neurodivergent culture and common challenges living in a neurotypical world.
  3. Identify ablest attitudes toward neurodivergent perspectives.
  4. Compare medical versus social models of diagnosis and treatment.
  5. Destigmatize hierarchical and reductionist functional levels of autism.

This program offers 1 NBCC hour.


Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

David Meer, M.C., LPC

Counselor and Owner

Neurodiverse Counseling Services, PLLC

David Meer is a licensed professional counselor located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and earned his Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. David established and owns Neurodiverse Counseling Services, PLLC, a collective of strengths-based and trauma-informed counseling professionals that supports and advocates for neurodivergent people. David approaches his work through the lens of neurodiversity, curiosity, and holism. David has over a decade of experience working in the helping profession in support of children, students, adults, families, and couples. He provides workshops and consultation services to corporate clients and schools in the Phoenix Metro area. 

This on-demand training contains one, 1-hour long video. You must complete viewing of the whole video. Once you have completed your viewing, you will then be promoted to complete a knowledge assessment quiz based on information presented in the video recordings and handouts. The knowledge assessment quiz contains a variety of true/false and/or multiple choice questions. You must receive at least 75% correct on the knowledge assessment quiz in order to pass the quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you will then need to complete a training evaluation before having access to your certificate of attendance. All of the components listed above can be found under the contents tab.

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Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices Webinar
02/09/2022 at 1:00 PM (MST)  |  Recorded On: 02/09/2022
02/09/2022 at 1:00 PM (MST)  |  Recorded On: 02/09/2022
Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices Quiz for On-Demand Viewing
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass Read each statement carefully and indicate whether the statement is True or False.
Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices Evaluation
7 Questions
7 Questions Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the statements below.
Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available