Autistic and Neurodivergent Considerations
in Trauma-Informed Care

Delivered by Sanam Bagherian, Ph.D. in clinical psychology

Online, delivered via ZOOM

DATE 5 September, 9am - 3.30pm

Are you seeking to enhance your approach to trauma-informed care with a deeper understanding of autistic and neurodivergent considerations? Join us for a transformative workshop that explores the intersection of neurodiversity and trauma, providing essential insights for more inclusive and effective care practices.

Gain a nuanced understanding of how trauma intersects with autism and other neurodivergent experiences. Explore the unique ways in which neurodivergent individuals perceive, process, and respond to traumatic events, and learn to tailor your approach accordingly.

Workshop aims

Expand Your Knowledge 
Learn about the how Autistic and neurodivergent people can respond to trauma and ideas on how to approach and support it.

Dive deeper  
Explore neurodivergent experiences of trauma, factors influencing trauma in neurodivergent people and hands on strategies to respond to these and build resilience.   

Essential Topics Covered:

  1. Why neurodivergent people might experience trauma

  2. How neurodivergent people may communicate trauma

  3. Main causes of trauma for neurodivergence

  4. Using polyvagal theory to understand trauma

  5. Potential tools to help manage trauma, such as sensory modulation and co-regulation.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is ideal for anyone who works with neurodivergent people, i.e. teachers and educators, support workers, clinicians, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, early intervention teachers, psychologist, whānau, and family members of Autistic children and adults.

This workshops is worth 20 points/6.5 hours CPD

About the presenter:

Sanam Bagherian, Ph.D. in clinical psychology

Sanam Bagherian is Autism Specialist Facilitator, has a strong interest in autism and has a Ph.D. in autism psychology which included delivering educational programmes to support parents with children on autism spectrum. Sanam has worked as a clinician and educator to support children on the spectrum and their families for several years, and more recently has worked with autistic adults. Sanam has published more than six studies and has presented at events such as the 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (July, 2017).  
Sanam is passionate about getting up to date in depth reliable autism information and sharing it with the autism community.

What others have said:

  • “Awesome course!  Really helped to change my perspective and feel like I can empathise with how hard life with autism can be for people to support.  Thank you!”

  • “I felt educated, your approach and knowledge is solid and extremely helpful both professionally and personally.  Thank you”

  • “Overall very good and very interesting as you speak from the inside wherein simple things really matter with autism”

  • "Great PD.  Lots of useful information provided by a knowledgeable facilitator, thanks”


Date: 5 September

9am - 3.30pm

Online workshop, delivered via ZOOM

Price & Registration Information - Early Bird finishes 15 August

Online workshop

Early Bird: $325.00 per person, including GST - BOOK AND PAY BEFORE 15 August and save $50.00 pp
Standard: $375.00 per person including GST

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card.
This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON, our NZ based booking agent.  

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort: or ph: 021 066 9811

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  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

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Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

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