Neurodiversity: Autism, ADHD and beyond...
Join Us in Embracing Neurodiversity

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

Online, delivered via ZOOM

DATE: 17 October, 9am - 3.30pm

Unlocking Neurodiversity: Embrace Differences, Empower Minds

Delve into the fascinating world of neurodiversity and learn how different brains operate uniquely.
Are you ready to gain a deeper understanding of neurodiversity, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, OCD, and beyond? Join us for an enlightening workshop designed to broaden your knowledge and expertise, empowering you to better support neurodivergent individuals in your personal and professional life.

Workshop aims

Gain Knowledge and Understanding
Delve into the fascinating world of neurodiversity and learn how different brains operate uniquely. Gain a deeper understanding of how different brains operate differently, building expertise around neurodiversity including autism and ADHD.

Enhance your Practice
Discover the power of simple environmental and communication changes in making a significant difference to neurodivergent people. Explore practical techniques for creating inclusive environments that cater to the diverse needs of neurodivergent clients, students, and co-workers.

Enact Solutions
Embrace a strengths-based approach to understanding neurodivergent brains. Learn to identify and leverage the strengths of neurodivergent individuals while addressing their sensory, communication, and environmental needs with compassion and empathy.

Essential Topics Covered:

What is autism, ADHD, dyslexia, OCD and more. How does it impact the brain and best strategies to support neurodivergent people.

  1. What it means to be neurodivergent

  2. Strengths-based approach to neurodiversity

  3. Strategies to support clear communication

  4. Mental health and neurodivergence, factors to consider and strategies to support

Who Should Attend

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to gain deeper understandings of the needs of autistic, dyslexic, people with ADHD, OCD and other neurodivergent people, and how to practically assist them to live a better life.
Including but not limited to educators, education specialists, support workers, support specialists, team leads, therapists and group therapists, community workers.

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:

  • Wonderful to hear from person with lived experience of takiwātanga.  Great presenter – really engaging”

  • “It is great to have people with autism involved to provide first-hand experience”

  • "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”

  • “Having lots of examples they way the autism brain works is fascinating and thank you for showing that”

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

Date: 17 October

9am - 3.30pm

Online workshop, delivered via ZOOM

Price & Registration Information - Early Bird finishes 19 September

Online workshop

Early Bird: $325.00 per person, including GST - BOOK AND PAY BEFORE 19 September 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

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

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

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

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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