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Autism/ADHD: Two Core Features of Neurodiversity Experience

The second workshop in this series focuses on autism and ADHD as two core features of neurodiversity experience.



The second workshop in this series focuses on autism and ADHD as two core features of neurodiversity experience.  This workshop will also provide a lived experience perspective and discuss how neurodiversity impacts different areas of a person's life. Learn the differences and similarities between both autism and ADHD and how to best accommodate difference and support neurodiverse people as fellow clients, staff, or members of the wider community. 

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Learn the similarities and differences of autism and ADHD
  • Explore neurodiversity from a lived experience perspective
  • Understand how autism/ADHD impacts on areas of a person's life
  • Learn ways to accommodate and support someone with autism/ADHD

Let's Get Real

1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

3. Working with whānau 

4. Working within communities 

5. Challenging discrimination

7. Maintaining professional and personal development


$250.00 for all 3 workshops or $125.00 each. See other workshops in the series below:

Neurodiversity: An Overview of its Origins and Place in Society 

Multiplicity: Plural Aspects of Self 


Facilitated by Dr Annie Southern 

PhD HSc, MA, GradDipLT, Cert HE

Dr Annie Southern was educated at Oxford University and has a PhD in Health Science from the University of Canterbury. She is a researcher and writer and is well published, with her work spanning both journalism/publishing and mental health fields. Annie uses her lived experience of both neurodiversity and alternative states of reality as part of her work and is an Intentional Peer Support international trainer and a professional member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She currently works as the Peer Practice Director at Stepping Stone Trust and is a Contributor to The Different Kind of Human Project (a neurodiversity peer community).


Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six | Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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