Intro to Understanding Neurodivergence: An Overview of the AUTISTIC Modules Workshop with Dr. Liliya Wheatcraft

Dive into the expansive world of neurodivergence with our introductory session, setting the stage for...

Last updated 6 May 2024

Dive into the expansive world of neurodivergence with our introductory session, setting the stage for an enlightening journey through the 8-module AUTISTIC syllabus. This workshop, led by Dr. Liliya T. Bakiyeva Wheatcraft, offers a foundational understanding of neurodivergence, exploring the unique experiences, strengths, and challenges faced by Neurodivergent individuals.

Workshop Overview:

  • Neurodivergence Explained: Gain a clear overview of what it means to be neurodivergent, including the diversity within the neurodivergent community.
  • Preview of the 8 Modules: Receive a sneak peek into each of the upcoming modules, outlining what to expect and how they contribute to a comprehensive understanding of neurodivergence.
  • Empowering Neurodivergent Individuals: Learn the importance of empathy, support, and accommodations in empowering neurodivergent individuals in various aspects of life.

What You Will Gain:

  • Foundational Knowledge: Start with a solid foundation in neurodivergence, preparing you to delve deeper into each specific aspect in the subsequent modules.
  • Anticipation for Learning: Build your anticipation for the in-depth exploration of each module, understanding how they all contribute to a holistic approach to supporting neurodivergent individuals.
  • Community and Connection: Connect with a diverse group of attendees, fostering a community of learning and support that spans across professions and personal experiences.

Who Should Attend:

We warmly invite both autistic and neurotypical individuals to this workshop, specifically targeting healthcare professionals, educators, parents, and practitioners with personal experiences of neurodivergence. This session is crafted to be enriching for anyone eager to deepen their understanding of neurodivergence and to enhance their support for neurodivergent individuals across various contexts—be it within professional roles, familial relationships, or educational environments. Join us to expand your knowledge and skills, and to foster a more inclusive and supportive approach to managing anxiety in neurodivergent minds.

AUTISTIC: Understanding Neurodivergent Mind From First Principles – Workshop Series with Dr. Liliya Wheatcraft

AUTISTIC is a Unique Learning Framework , combining Evidence-Based Neuroscience and Authentic lived AuDHD experience of Dr Liliya: an Autistic Psychiatrist with ADHD. She builds on her wealth of ND experience as a neurodivergent woman who dedicated years nurturing the skills of diagnosing and taking care of ND individuals, enriched by the experience of raising two ND children in a neurodivergent marriage.

You can learn more about the AUTISTIC here

The 10 weekly sessions include the Introductory Session, eight sessions for eight modules, and the final session to conclude the course,: final overview, Q&As (students are encouraged to bring their own scenarios/examples that will be reviewed and presented from the AUTISTIC perspective.

N.BAUTISTIC Framework is built on the principles of adult learning theory (andragogy); each module is self-contained, but all modules are interconnected, each re-enforcing the learning objectives of other modules, throughout the course. We strongly recommend that you participate in all 8 main workshops of the course (that is, Workshops #2 through #9) to fully benefit from the offered programme.

BONUS 1! Attendees will have first right of refusal for enrolling in the intensive online course (launching in Q4 2024). See the details below*.

BONUS 2! Proof of attendance (i.e., tickets) at this workshop series will be accepted in lieu of part-payment (5-40% off the launch price) for the intensive online course (launching in Q4 2024)*.

*The intensive course will be also based on the AUTISTIC Framework, but will emphasise the practical aspect, using Problem – Based Learning (PBL – another common tool in andragogy). The course will be presented using an optimal combination of asynchronous study (microlearning exercises and virtual discussion boardand virtual small group tutorials, led by Dr Liliya.

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Intro to Understanding Neurodivergence: An Overview of the AUTISTIC Modules Workshop with Dr. Liliya Wheatcraft


Dr Liliya T Bakiyeva Wheatcraft

In her early 40s, Dr Wheatcraft has an impressive portfolio with dual expertise in autism & ADHD specifically, as a full Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists AND an adult diagnosed with autism & ADHD in her 4th decade.