Neurodiversity In Action: the practical relationship of sensory processing

2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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Category: International Conferences

Neurodiversity In Action: the practical relationship of sensory processing and learning

Capacity: 25

Date & Time: November 9th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly -Sirc Room in Blue Ridge Center

Cost: $85

Presenters:  Lorilei, John, & Belle Dreibelbis

Lorilei, John, and Belle Dreibelbis are excited to share the insights and advocacy of living and learning with neurodivergence. John is an autistic young adult, Belle is a neurodivergent student & youth leader, and Lorilei is an experienced homeschool, classroom, and outdoor educator.

John Dreibelbis is an autistic young man with four years of neurodiversity advocacy under his belt. He continues to grow his understanding & leadership with peers and professionals as he shares his personal insights within the context of his educational and therapeutic history.

Belle Dreibelbis is a student learning and leading with ADHD and auditory processing disorder who's applying the insights of her experience in to designing & running programs for younger learners through school day camps and Girl Scouts.


1 in 44. Chances are you already have seen participants on the autism spectrum whether you know it or not. What's even more important is that the strategies that welcome this population enrich the experience of all participants - because the Autism experience is not separate from the Human experience. Join us to look at specific behaviors, ideas, and strategies from the lenses of facilitator and neurodivergent participant—and how respecting the natural drive for sensory equilibrium optimizes the function of the body, mind, and spirit. We'd love to share the insights of our lived experience to improve learning environments everywhere. 

Participants will identify the influences and implications of several labels and conditions of neurodiversity, develop empathy for how sensory processing drives behavior, and build a toolbox to better manage learners/ participants as well as support self-advocacy. With a full-day format, we look forward to the opportunity to offer insights and advice to the specific concerns of participants and more depth to the relationship between sensory processing & learning.

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Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.


Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.

Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.

Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.

Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.

Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.

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