About this course

This brand-new series is being led and hosted by Kim Barthel, OTR, and is being arranged in consultation with individuals on the spectrum and support from the Relationship Matters Team. The content integrates cutting-edge research into the neurobiology of autism with intervention strategies that support people who live and work with individuals on the autism spectrum. Topics will include epigenetics, the immune system, sensory contributions, functional movement, complex behaviour and co-regulation, among others. Whether you are an educator, therapist, psychologist, physician, caregiver or keen parent, you will develop a deeper understanding of the brain-body science of ASD and develop evidence-informed and holistic support strategies across a wide range of environments and contexts.

Next Zoom Q&A Date: December 1, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm PST

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Financial Support & Group Discounts

Discounts are available in accordance with Relationship Matters’ group rates, and considering the economies of different countries (Countries at Category B @ 50% off, Category C @ 55% off, Category D @ 60% off). Financial assistance is also possible for individual registrants from Category A countries @ 25% off when truly needed. See forms below for details.

  • GROUP DISCOUNTS

    Group discounts are available for groups of 3-5 @ 15% off, groups of 6-19 at 25% off and groups of 20+ @ 40% off.

    TO APPLY FOR THE GROUP DISCOUNT, please submit the application form: Group Discount Application Form

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT

    Some financial support available (upon request) from people in developing countries (Countries at Category B @ 50% off, Category C @ 55% off, Category D @ 60% off). Financial assistance is also possible for individual registrants from Category A countries @ 25% off when truly needed.

    TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP, please submit the application form: Financial Assistance Application Form

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Recorded Sessions

    • Part 1 - Epigenetics and Neurobiology

    • Part 2 - Gut-Brain Connection

    • Part 3a - Relational Interventions

    • Part 3b - Relational Interventions

    • Part 4 - Sensory Processing Challenges and Interventions

    • Part 5 - Motor Challenges and Interventions

    • Part 6 - Putting the Pieces Together

  • 2

    References

    • Autism Matters References 2022 (Updated Jan 2022)

  • 3

    Course Disclaimer

    • Autism Matters Disclaimer

  • 4

    Help & Support

    • Important information & contact info for support

    • Would you care to share a testimonial about this course?

Instructor(s)

Kim Barthel

Hi, I’m Kim – I’m humbled by your interest in what I’m up to, and inspired by the work that countless people are doing to support others – and yourselves. If this kind of thing were easy, it would be a different world we live in. Which tells me we need to nurture our relationships through attunement, compassion, humour, and mindfulness. Remember, when it works it’s treatment, and when it doesn’t it’s assessment. This means we aren’t expected to get it right the first time. I’ve been doing my best at this for over 35 years, and still learning and repairing every day. For anyone who doesn’t know what I especially like to study and teach, the hot topics that I wake up thinking about are understanding complex behaviour, neurobiology, sensory-processing, movement, trauma informed practice, attachment theory, mental health, and anything that will support people in being their best selves. Thank you for being part of the great momentum globally towards understanding, interdependence, and compassion. Please connect with our team at Relationship Matters if that’s an interest for you, and importantly, thank you for doing whatever it is that you do to help others. We may never know the fruit of the seeds we plant through our smallest gestures, but just by caring we are more connected than we know. I feel great hope.