Professional Development for Teachers – Nurturing Neurodiversity

Understanding and supporting inclusivity for neurodiverse children in schools

Whether you are a veteran teacher or just starting your career, you may have just been advised your student has Autism, or noticed a student exhibiting signs. We understand this can be new ground.

The Nurturing Neurodiversity professional development program helps teachers by equipping them to support their students with a neurodiverse diagnosis in ways that benefit the whole classroom.

Nurturing Neurodiversity Teacher Professional Development Training covers

Understanding Neurodiversity

Including Autism, ADHD and other commonly experienced neurodiverse diagnoses

Supporting Students

Supporting students experiencing both an Autism and/or ADHD diagnosis and learning difficulties

Identifying Neurodiversity

Common signs for identifying neurodiversity in students at each age bracket

Neurodiversity Acceptance

Building neurodiverse understanding and acceptance at your school through conversations and connections between classmates


Parents Discussions

Discussions with parents about neurodiversity using a strengths based approach

School Support

Creating a school wide process to support children and their families through the diagnosis journey

Identify Areas

Conversing with teachers and school leadership, to identify areas in which they need support and close the gap between classroom requirements and the needs of individuals

Please contact us to discuss your needs

If you wish to go deeper or get more specific in any of these topics, we can work directly with your school or individual teachers to provide a more individualised support training package.

Patricia has been working with my son who has inattentive ADD and dyslexia.
Patricia initially worked with him to help him transition from primary school to high school. She has also helped him to gain confidence and self esteem.


of a 12 year old boy in year 7

Your facilitators

Nurturing Neurodiversity is presented in collaboration with Sammy Anne from Map the Maze. Between us, Sammy Anne and I (Patricia) have 22 years of experience working in education and support for neurodiverse children and families.

Sammy Anne

Parent Support Consultant and Social/Emotional Development Coach

Sammy Anne believes in empowering parents by providing effective tools and strategies that help children grow and thrive.

A parent herself, with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Sammy Anne brings a wealth of experience to our Nurturing Neurodiversity program.

When she’s not working with teachers she provides 1:1 guidance and support for individual children and families.

ONLINE Course details

Professional development course

The $297 (per person) program fee includes:

  • 3 x 60 minute interactive zoom sessions
  • All program materials
  • Exclusive access to our Facebook Community of like minded teachers supporting neurodiverse inclusivity in our schools – including ongoing access to your facilitators for further questions

Please contact me to express your interest and register to find out when new dates are released.

The Nurturing Neurodiversity program is a professional development program for teachers that can also be run exclusively for your school or local school area. Please contact us to discuss options.

Our online professional development course, Nurturing Neurodiversity, is open to teachers anywhere in the world at any stage of their career.


Nurturing Neurodiversity is accredited as 3 hours of Professional Development in Victoria.

It is in the final stages of accreditation in the ACT. Other states to follow.

I highly recommend Patricia and her services, she has been instrumental in transitioning our daughter to high school. Without her support and guidance this transition would not occur as smoothly as it is. Thank you Patricia.


of 12 year old daughter