What is included in the MasterClass?

The Autism and Neurodiversity MasterClass is the definitive Autism and neurodiversity education package, where you can deep dive and learn directly from 28 of the worlds’ leading educators, advocates, researchers, thought leaders and concept originators.

The MasterClass is authentically Autistic. Our 14-module self-paced online program is researched, written, designed, illustrated, filmed, and presented by neurodivergent folk, informed by both lived-experience and evidence-based practice, and embedded with neuro-affirming principles and language.

The course has been written in plain English, and in a way that enables it to be accessible to the most people – from newly diagnosed Autistic teens, mums, dads and grandparents learning about Autism for the first time, to experienced health, education, youth and social work, medical and allied health professionals looking to expand their knowledge by learning directly from actually Autistic folk. The layout, design, fonts, colours, illustrations, animations and rich variety of media make it an accessible and sensory friendly package, which is simple to navigate and absorb.

Together, our dream, is to make the MasterClass available to millions of people around the globe and facilitate a lense-change and understanding of Autism which radically improves the quality of the lives of Autistic people. Why? Because we are passionate about driving life-changing outcomes for Autistic people.

Fourteen modules of beautifully written, illustrated, animated and video learning
Learn directly from 28 of the worlds’ leading educators, advocates, researchers
12 months self-paced access to content
Suggestions for further reading
A quiz at the end of each module

How much is the MasterClass?
Just AU$395 for a 12 month subscription.
Convert this amount here to get an idea of the cost in US dollars, UK pounds or other currencies around the globe.

Based in Australia, and want to bill this to your NDIS plan? Absolutely!
If you have funding for yourself in CB Daily, or if you are a parent and have funding for your child in CB Daily, and would like an invoice to reimburse the cost of the course from the NDIS, please forward your Autism & Neurodiversity MasterClass receipt from Autism Camp Australia Ltd, to [email protected] after purchase stating:
the NDIS participants full name;
their NDIS number; and
whether the invoice is required for self or parent/carer.

We’ll then send you an itemised invoice so you can reclaim the cost of the course.

If you require a quote to include in your NDIS annual review, please refer to our frequently asked questions page.

Check out what’s in the MasterClass.

Module 1: Neurodiversity
What is Neurodiversity
The Diversity of Human Minds
History of Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity Movement
Neurodiversity Definitions
Neurodivergent Conditions
The Neurodiversity Paradigm
The Social Model of Disability vs the Medical Model of Disability
MasterClass interview with Dr Jac Den Houting (AU)
MasterClass interview with Dr Nick Walker (USA)
Module Quiz
Module 2: Why Neurodiversity Matters
The Change Makers
Thinking Differently
Advantages of Neurodiversity
Neurodivergent Thinking Styles
detail oriented, big picture, slow processing
Neurodivergent Learning Styles
visual, verbal, kinaesthetic, auditory, logical, social and solitary learning
MasterClass interview with Ceri Sandford ‘ADHD Compassion Coach’ (AU)
MasterClass interview with Callum Stephen Howes ‘Autistic Callum’ (UK)
Module Quiz
Module 3: What is Autism?
The Autism Spectrum
Spikey Skills and Colour Wheels
The Science
The History of Autism
The Autism and ADHD overlap
Other Co-occurring Conditions
The Hidden Disability and Barriers to Participation
MasterClass interview with Kristy Forbes (AU)
MasterClass interview with Dr Emily Casanova (USA)
Module Quiz
Module 4: Why Words Matter and How To Get It Right
Why Language Matters
Ableism, Discrimination and Reframing Our Language
Person First vs Identity First Language
Functioning Labels
Unconscious bias, presuming competence and empowering narratives
Strength vs deficit-based approaches
The Double Empathy Problem
Cross-neurotype communication and bi-directional communication responsibility
MasterClass interview with Lyric Rivera ‘Neurodivergent Rebel’ (USA)
MasterClass interview with Hem Sidharth (Sid) Chandran (AU)
Module Quiz
Module 5: Understanding Autism
Behaviours and Triggers
Communication Differences – directness, non-verbal cues, AAC
Social Differences – social cues, parallel interaction, info-dumping, eye contact
Motor planning and Spatial Awareness
Fight or flight, meltdowns and shutdowns
The difference between a tantrum and a meltdown
Self-Stimulatory Behaviour (Stimming)
Respecting Autonomy
MasterClass interview with Yenn Purkis (AU)
MasterClass interview with Liz, Amelia and Poppy Proutzos, Sarah Winnett (AU)
Module Quiz
Module 6: Autism and the Senses
Interoception and Proprioception
Aphantasia, Hyperphantasia and Synesthesia
MasterClass interview with Em Rusciano ‘Emsolation’ (AU)
MasterClass interview with Megan Kenner (AU)
Module Quiz
Module 7: The Hidden Bits – the parts of Autism that can be hard to understand
Executive Functioning
Why is Executive Functioning so important?
Processing Differently
Working memory, cognitive flexibility, task initiation, organisation, planning, time management, metacognition, emotional regulation, self-control
Tips to support Executive Functioning
Alexithymia and Interoception
Special/Deep Interests and monotropism
MasterClass interview with Shadia Hancock ‘Autism Actually’ (AU)
MasterClass interview with Dr Wenn Lawson (AU)
Module Quiz
Module 8 : What happens when Autistics aren’t able to be themselves?
Autistic Masking
Autistic Burnout
Eating Disorders and Neurodivergence
Mental Health
Trauma and Complex PTSD
Suicidal Ideation and Suicide
Autistic Unmasking
Autistic Pride
MasterClass interview with Carole Jean Whittington (USA)
MasterClass interview with Louise Chandler ‘Neurodivergent Lou’ (UK)
Module Quiz
Module 9: Intersectionality
The impact of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability
Autism and Girls
Late Diagnosis in Women and Girls
Diversity of Gender Identity
Neuroqueer and Autiegender
Autism and Race
MasterClass interview with Dr Carly Jones MBE FRSA hc (UK)
MasterClass interview with Lauren Melissa Ellzey ‘Autienelle’ (USA)
Module Quiz
Module 10: Myths and misconceptions
We’re all a little bit Autistic
Autistic people lack empathy
Autism is just a label/Faking disorders
Autistic people don’t understand or have a sense of humour
Autistic people are anti-social
Autistic people can only work in certain jobs
Autistic who are non-speaking cannot communicate
High Functioning/Low Functioning
MasterClass interview with Sara Harvey ‘Agony Autie’ (UK)
MasterClass interview with Katie Koullas (AU)
Module Quiz
Module 11: Inclusion
What does successful inclusion look like?
Inclusion and equal rights
Meaningful participation
Environmental Inclusion
Inclusive Communication
Physical Inclusion, Operational Inclusion, Universal Design
The history of disability rights in the USA, Australia and the UK
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
MasterClass interview with Sandhya Menon (AU)
MasterClass interview with Chris Bonnello ‘Autistic Not Weird’ (UK)
Module Quiz
Module 12: Autistic Community is Everything
Awareness is just the beginning
Creating a culture of acceptance
The importance of Autistic community
The advantages of Autistic community
The importance of representation
Lived experience
The importance of listening and validating Autistic voices
The consequences of not listening
MasterClass interview with Rachel Rowe (AU)
MasterClass interview with Jason Arday (UK)
Module Quiz
Module 13: Basic Autism Support Toolkit
Tips to support neurodivergent people to thrive
Communication to support Autistic people
Understanding the difference between directive and declarative language
Working collaboratively
Promoting strengths and interests, and the ‘I can do it’ approach
Special Interests
Building resilience, perseverance and positive identity
MasterClass interview with Dr Luke Beardon (UK)
MasterClass interview with Em Mainey ‘NeuroWild’ (AU)
Module Quiz
Module 14: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Inclusive culture and positive change
How do we change workplace culture?
Common Barriers – communication, environment, one size doesn’t fit all
Neurodivergent friendly practices and flexible workplaces
Reasonable options and accommodations
Neurodiversity inclusion policy
MasterClass interview with Maisie Soetantyo (USA)
MasterClass interview with Keith Fraser (UK)
Module Quiz

Learning Outcomes

On completion of The Autism & Neurodiversity MasterClass you should

Have a much broader understanding around neurodiversity, and why it matters;
Have a much better grasp of what Autism actually is…including many of the hidden bits;
Understand how important words are, and how to get words right when talking about Autism and neurodivergence;
Be able to recognise most key Autistic traits, and be better able to understand and support your Autistic family, friends and colleagues;
Realise how important the senses are for Autistics;
Realise the enormous impact on Autistic folk when we aren’t able to be ourselves;
Have dispelled some of those awful myths and misconceptions;
Understand how the broader Autistic community is made up of different sub-groups and intersectional communities;
Know what is needed to create proper inclusion;
Release the incredible value of Autistic community; and
Know what you need to do to help Autistic people thrive.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today!