How to Better Communicate With the Autistic People in Your Life
Do you have an autistic loved one and struggle to communicate effectively?
Did you know Damian Milton named the challenges in communication between autistic and allistic (non-autistic) people as a double empathy problem that both sides contribute to?
In this course:
Learn about differences in priorities, values, and culture impacting autistic communication.
Explore practical tips for what YOU can do to support overcoming the double empathy problem in your cross-neurotype relationships.
The Neurodiversity Paradigm shifts our understanding of human diversity. Rather than seeing cognitive, sensory, and emotional differences as illnesses or deficits, neurodiversity allows us to better understand our strengths and differences from a non-pathologizing framework. If you want to learn more about how to appreciate people who think and experience the world differently than you, this is the course for you!
Burnout: Exploring Trauma Exposure Response
This course will explore different types of trauma and their impact on helping professionals. Participants will learn similarities and differences between compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary trauma. They will be able to identify sixteen warning signs of trauma exposure response. And they will learn nine different techniques for moving through stress and vicarious trauma to increase resilience and reduce the risk of burnout. Participants will also be provided additional resources.
LGBTQIA+ Allyship for Healthcare Providers
Learn what it means to be an effective ally for the LGBTQIA+ community! Course includes lessons on LGBTQIA+ specific microaggressions, dimensions of LGBTQIA+ culture, and statistics from recent research (including impacts of COVID-19 and 2021 anti-trans legislation).
Photo by Kevin Wong via Flickr Creative Commons (https://www.flickr.com/photos/-marlith-/)
Social Justice 101
What does it mean to talk about social justice? What is the difference between equality and equity?
After taking this 90 min course, you will be able to:
Define: implicit bias, intersectionality, microaggressions, and tone policing.
Explain differences between: individual vs structural oppression and cultural competence vs cultural humility.
Demonstrate understanding of allyship, including how to navigate mistakes.
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More About Dana Sayre
Dana is white queer, trans non-binary (they/them), fat, neurodivergent (autistic/ADHD), and disabled.
Dana has a background in Theatre and a Master's degree in Performance Studies from Texas A&M University.
Dana has over 15 years of lived experience in marginalized communities.
Dana partners with non-profits and community organizations to provide education and community outreach, as well as participating in mutual aid, peer support, and community organizing.