Webinar – Live – Supporting Emotional Regulation Through Neuro-affirmative Care with Kathleen Patterson

This webinar explores how many young autistic and neurodiverse people often feel overwhelmed by their environment and surroundings and how, as a result, they might become dysregulated.

Together, we will aim to understand what might be happening in that moment for them and how, as a parent, a caregiver or a professional, we can adopt a non-judgmental and neuro-affirming approach that fosters autonomy, builds the capacity to advocate for oneself, and supports overall well-being.

At the heart of our conversation lies the concept of neuro-affirmative care—a compassionate approach that embraces individual differences and nurtures autonomy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. 1. Understand sensory overload and recognize signs of feeling overwhelmed.
  2. 2. Explore dysregulation and learn strategies for self-regulation and co-regulation
  3. 3. Gain insights into supporting individuals through neuro-affirmative care practices.

Through insightful discussions on self-regulation and the power of co-regulation, we aim to equip parents, caregivers, and professionals with practical strategies to support neurodiverse youth effectively.

Whether you’re a parent seeking understanding, a caregiver aiming to provide better support, or a professional dedicated to fostering inclusive environments, this webinar offers insights to enhance the well-being of neurodiverse youth. We recognize that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution; instead, we’ll explore general strategies to support neurodiverse youth effectively.


Apr 18 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Autism Ontario
1179 King Street West suite 004, Toronto, ON M6K 3C5, Canada