In this webinar, Grant Bruno will lead an engaging discussion on how to better support Indigenous families with children incorporating Indigenous perspectives and knowledge into practice. He will also discuss the significance of acceptance and the impact of both Indigenous and inclusive language in creating healthy environments, as well as explore practical tips for integrating holistic models into Western approaches, practices, services, and supports. His research on how including traditional cultural practices benefits personal well-being and social development will inspire new ways of thinking and spark meaningful dialogue on how to support neurodiverse concepts.
Designed for professionals and service providers working with the autistic population, this webinar is for anyone committed to creating a more inclusive community of practice to support autistic Canadians and their families.
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Speaker Information: Grant Bruno
Grant Bruno is a parent to two autistic children and a Ph.D. researcher exploring autism in First Nations communities. He is nehiyawak (Plains Cree) as well as a registered member of nipsihkipahk (Samson Cree Nation), one of the reserves that make up Maskwacis, Alberta. He is a Ph.D. student in Medical Sciences - Pediatrics, at the University of Alberta. His Ph.D. research will explore redefining autism from a nehiyaw lens, gathering stories with families and individuals who have experiences with autism using a strength-based approach, as well as gathering data on the perspectives of autism in Maskwacis.
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