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Neurodivergent Affirming Care: A Paradigm Shift in Clinical Practice (Non-CE Version)

Starts Aug 9, 2024

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This presentation introduces the concept of neurodivergent-affirming care as a pivotal approach in clinical settings, aiming to foster inclusivity, accessibility, and effectiveness in supporting neurodivergent individuals. By prioritizing understanding and respect for neurodivergent experiences, Brooke's framework moves beyond traditional care models to embrace a practice that recognizes the unique strengths and challenges of neurodivergent individuals. The session is designed to equip social work practitioners with the necessary insights and tools to adopt neurodivergent-affirming care within their practice, offering:

  • Understanding the Principles: An exploration of the key principles underlying neurodivergent-affirming care and how these can transform clinical practice to better support neurodivergent clients.
  • Innovating Service Delivery: Introduction to new and adaptable methods of service delivery that cater specifically to the diverse needs of neurodivergent populations, enhancing the accessibility and impact of services.
  • Practical Implementation Strategies: Guidance on practical strategies and techniques for integrating neurodivergent-affirming care into clinical environments, ensuring a supportive and affirming space for neurodivergent individuals.

This presentation is set to not only advance the professional development of social work practitioners but also to enrich the broader community by promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of neurological diversity.


  1. Articulte the core principles of neurodivergent affirming care
  2. IIncorporating new methods of service delivery to better serve neurodivergent individuals
  3. Identify specific strategies and techniques for implementing neurodivergent affirming care within their clinical settings


  • This listing is for those not needing CEs.
  • Please see the CE version if you need CEs for this event.
  • The live webinar will be held August 9, 2024, from 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Once registered, you will be able to access the course site to complete the Zoom registration to receive the link for the webinar.

Presenter: Brooke Garren

Brooke Garren (she, her, hers) is an AuDHD (Autism and ADHD) and dyslexic Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to treating individuals, couples and families navigating neurological differences. Brooke believes the dominant approach to ND care in schools and therapeutic approaches are at odds with neurodivergent affirming care and fails to understand the complexity of the individual and their unique differences. To mitigate this, Brooke founded Uniquely You Behavioral Health a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on using a developmental approach to ND care. Brooke received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.