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Presented by:
Reese Ramponi, PMHNP, Mental Health Professional

Claire Fultz, DSW, MSW, MSC, LCSW-C, CCM, JCS Director of Mental Health

Autism and ADHD are both commonly referred to as neurodevelopmental “disorders.” Increasingly, however, scientific research indicates these conditions are the effect of natural genetic changes and variations. This workshop will delve into those findings and the benefits of shifting our perspective to view autism and ADHD as examples of neurodivergence, not disorders.

Participants in this training will:

  • Examine models used to view ADHD and Autism
  • Expand perceptions of ADHD beyond what is listed in the DSM
  • Explore ways to mitigate risk associated with the harmful effects of internalized ‘ableism’ and misdiagnosis of ADHD
  • Increase understanding of neurodiversity and neurodivergence
  • Gain familiarity with the neurodiversity paradigm and the social model of disability and how to utilize them in adopting
    neurodiversity-affirming practices and approaches to services

General Public – $50.00
Teachers from Jewish Day Schools/JCS Retirees – $40.00
JCS Staff and Associated System Employees – Free

Social workers and other clinicians attending this program will receive 2.0 Category I CEUs.

Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors). Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Funding for the series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.


See all upcoming JCS Professional Development opportunities. 

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