Doctor in Psychology (Psy. D.)
Ability status in U.S. society is a critical social and cultural identity. “Disability” is often viewed through the lens of pathology as an illness. This kind of view affects not only the personal identity of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, but also their treatment by others in the community, employers, caregivers, and others in their system of interaction. Even individuals who are strong self-advocates can be silenced by this kind of lens. A more empowering way to view individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities is through the lens of neurodiversity in order to see their abilities, needs, wishes, and lives. The current project proposes the development and evaluation of a manualized training program to build awareness, knowledge, and skills in an effort to build allyship for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities
MyraBeth Bundy, Ph.D.
Michael McClellan, Ph.D.
Dustin Wygant, Ph.D.
2021 Allison N. Simpson
Simpson, Allison N., "Ability Status, Self-Advocacy, and Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Neurodiversity-Informed Training for Professionals and Caregivers" (2021). Psychology Doctoral Specialization Projects. 14.
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