Neurodiversity Affirming Practice – Training & Team Professional Developlment, for Allied Health Professionals

Areas I can support, discuss and guide you in:


  • Neurodiversity Affirming Practice:
      • Customised team training sessions, online or in-person (I’m based in Sydney)
      • Topics and activities customised to your team’s needs
      • Topics can include:
      • Terminology and why we should or shouldn’t use terms
      • Understand ableism and reflect on your own biases & assumptions
      • Understand behaviourism, ABA and alternative approaches
      • What it means to truly value interests, sensory needs, personalities, play modes & communication preferences
      • Reflect and learn how to fully apply the concepts of ‘all play is OK’ and ‘all communication is valid’ to your work
      • Sensory differences & needs, including eating/feeding challenges experienced by many autistic people
      • How ‘social skills’ fits (or doesn’t fit) into the ND affirming approach and how to provide social supports in affirming ways
      • Affirming Approach to Goal-Setting and Reports
      • Intersection between ND affirming approach and NDIS, schools, and funding

      • I can also help your team and business with:
          • Assessing and amending therapy approaches and programs, to be aligned with a Neurodiversity Affirming approach
          • Ensuring a ND affirming space and business practices, including client forms and processes
          • Checking website, social media and written materials align with ND affirming approach

Teams I Have Worked With

Kids Spot


Bondi Junction, NSW



Treehouse Paediatrics

Bendigo, VIC



My Speech Centre

Gold Coast, QLD



Speech and Language Sydney


Sydney, NSW



Hide and Speech Allied Health


Surrey Hills, VIC



Focus on Speech



Doncaster East, VIC



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Adina Levy

Speech Therapist

I’m a speech therapist based in Sydney, working mainly with autistic children and kids with disabilities since 2012. I’ve worked in a range of settings, from community and disability organisations, running my bricks-and-mortar group private practice, and now as a sole practitoner running an online-only private practice.
I am somewhat obsessed with finding the balance between helpful, ethical practice, clinical relevance, sustainable, profitable services, happy therapists and smooth systems.

I have a neurodiversity-affirming approach to my work with children and families. I believe that all brains are wonderful, different and needed. All children’s and adults’ individual strengths and passions should be celebrated and honoured. I keep this at the front of my mind when designing, setting up and running groups. I’m exploring my own ND qualities, and have a strong sense of designing a work-life around your own individual (and your team’s) sensory, social and interest preferences!

I love making information clear and helpful for busy families, and now I’m so excited to be bringing this approach to other therapists and allied health private practice owners!

For many years I’ve been fielding emails and online group messages asking about how I get groups happening, and I decided that it’s time to pull all of my ideas, experience and perspecive together into one spot to support other private practices to run groups of your own!

You get the benefit of my 7+ years of running groups, learning, analysing & adapting! Our industry needs innovative approaches and I’m here to support you and your team to think creatively and adaptively about how groups can serve your clients, families and team!