Scholarship Opportunities

Some scholarships available (upon request) from people in developing countries @ 50% off, and those who may be experiencing relative financial challenge wherever they may be @ 25% off.

Group discounts are also available (not to be combined with scholarships) for groups of 3-5 @ 15% off and groups of 6+ at 25% off.

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

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

(Note an additional “AUTISM MATTERS” series with participants from India, the Middle East and Africa is in planning - in collaboration with Therapy India - it will allow for better access to appropriate time zones for the live Q and As: dates and details TBD)

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.


  • Dec 2nd, 2020 - Pre-recorded sessions #1, #2 and #3 released
  • Dec 16th, 2020 - Pre-recorded sessions #4, #5 and #6 released

  • Jan 13th, 2021 - Live Q and Q #1 at 4-6 PM Pacific Time
  • Jan 27th, 2021 - Live Q and A #2 at 4-6 PM Pacific Time

  • March 24th, 2021 - Live Q and Q #3 at 4-6 PM Pacific Time


  • 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

      Q&A Zoom Sessions - Recordings

      • Autism Matters Q&A 1 -Jan 13, 2021

    • 3


      • Autism Matters References Dec 15 2020

    • 4

      Course Disclaimer

      • Autism Matters Disclaimer