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Learning Objectives & Course Description

In this webinar we will review ableism, the models of disability, and how person centered care is both ethical and part of evidence based practice. The course will also review the critical importance of autistic cultural competency.  

After attending participants will be able to:

  1. Describe models of disability and ableism
  2. Identify the importance of client / family perspectives and values in evidence based practice and collaboration
  3. Describe the need for autistic cultural competency

About the Speakers

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Hilary McClinton (she/her)

I live in British Columbia with my family, where I have supported the neurodivergent community for over 20 years. I have served on the BC-ABA board for two terms, working with colleagues to provide educational resources and disseminate applied behavior analysis. While I have been practicing as a behavior analyst for over 10 years and gain experience in many roles, I feel the bulk of my learning has occurred in the last 5 years. Within my current practice, I specialize in sleep treatment and mentoring new practitioners find their own niche. I continue to provide support for families in their homes, incorporating my training in Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT). I am practicing more in line with my values as a parent, and clinician, while learning more about how I can serve compassionately, humbly, and with integrity.

Autistic Consultant

Oswin Latimer (fae/faer)

Oswin Latimer, is a lifelong Autistic advocate for practices and policies of issues of importance to autistic people. As a recognized expert and leader in faer field, fae works to empower people to have a voice in the direction and quality of their lives. Faer experience in leadership, educating, research, and public advocacy for issues surrounding autistic people have made faer a highly respected consultant, public speaker, and presenter both nationally and locally. Learn more at


Kate Grandbois (she/her) & Amy Wonkka (she/her

Kate and Amy are co-founders of SLP Nerdcast. Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA who works primarily as an "AAC Specialist." She owns a private practice with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, augmentative alternative communication intervention and assessment, and consultation. Amy is an SLP who also works as an "AAC Specialist" in a public school setting. Amy's primary interests are AAC, typical language development, motor speech, phonology, data collection, collaboration, coaching, and communication partner training and support.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: Oswin has no financial relationships to disclose

Non-financial Disclosures: Oswin has no non-financial relationships to disclose

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. 

Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.

Financial Disclosures: Hilary has no financial relationships to disclose

Non-financial Disclosures: Hilary has no non-financial relationships to disclose

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of Grandbois Therapy and Consulting and a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. 

Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.

Time Ordered Agenda

Introduction and Background - 10 mins 

Review of professional ethics, evidence based practice, and person centered care - 15 mins 

Review of models of ableism - 15 mins 

Review of the importance of autistic cultural competency - 15 mins 

Closing, Discussion and Questions - 5 mins

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