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Enhancing Social Communication for Autistic Clients: Neurodiversity Principles in Action

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Barry Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP
1 Hour 33 Minutes
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Apr 21, 2022
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In an empathic, wise, and insightful way, Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, a leading voice on autism and neurodevelopmental conditions, will walk you through how to put neurodiversity principles into action to support your autistic clients.

You’ll walk away with confidence to help your clients identify and leverage their strengths to enhance social communication competence and build trust and safety. Watch Barry as he steers you away from a “fix it” mentality towards one of empathy, support and empowerment!



This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



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Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, is among the world’s leading authorities on autism and neurodevelopmental conditions, and is recognized as an innovator of respectful, person and family-centered approaches for autistic and neurodivergent individuals and their families. With fifty years of experience as a clinical scholar, researcher, and international consultant, he is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, a certified speech-language pathologist and director of Childhood Communication Services, a private practice.

Barry is coauthor of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Education Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. He has published four books, more than 140 articles and chapters and has received many awards, including the Honors of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (their highest recognition), the Princeton University Eden Foundation career award for improving quality of life for persons on the autism spectrum, and the “Divine Neurotypical Award” of GRASP, the world’s largest autistic self-advocacy organization.

Barry has been a two-time featured presenter at the United Nations on World Autism Awareness Day. His recent best-selling book, Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, is now published in 22 languages, and he co-hosts and co-produces “Uniquely Human: The Podcast”.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Barry Prizant is the director of Childhood Communication Services and receives compensation as a consultant. He receives royalties as a published author and a speaking honorarium from AEP Connections. Dr. Prizant receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Barry Prizant is the developer and co-organizer of annual Reflecting on the Journey. He has a professional relationship with the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Prizant serves on the Autism Society of America, board of professional advisors and is a fellow with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


  1. Propose strengths-based approaches to identify autistic client’s interests, strengths, and enjoyment.
  2. Evaluate the “WHY” of “behaviours” that may appear “challenging”, especially those involving social communication.
  3. Implement strategies to nurture and integrate autistic clients' interests to improve social communication in educational and community settings.


Putting Neurodiversity Principles in Action
  • Strengths-based approaches to improve social communication:
    • Leverage autistic client’s passions, strengths, and enthusiasm
    • Identify the “WHY” of “behaviours” that may appear “challenging”
    • Ways to nurture interests and integrate in educational and community settings

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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