The Neurodiversity Affirming Model® and Caring for Neurodivergent Clients presented by Naureen Hunani, RD (Founder, RDs for Neurodiversity)

Webinar: The Neurodiversity Affirming Model® and Caring for Neurodivergent Clients

Mainstream nutrition and feeding modalities often promote neuronormative ideals around food, and exclude the experiences of neurodivergent (ND) people. Because ND folks can have different experiences with food and eating, modalities that don’t centre neurodivergence and the unique needs of this population can feel invalidating and cause harm. Strength and acceptance-based approaches are needed to support ND people access adequate nourishment and develop a positive relationship with food and their bodyminds.

This 60-minute webinar, presented by RDs for Neurodiversity founder Naureen Hunani, RD, will introduce the Neurodiversity Affirming Model® and its five pillars, which can be utilized to build an affirming practice. Clinicians will leave with practical tools to support and care for their neurodivergent clients.

All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources for ONE YEAR after the training.

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Sep 12 2023


Mountain Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 12 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Naureen Hunani (she/her)
    Naureen Hunani (she/her)

    Naureen Hunani is a multiply neurodivergent registered dietitian with over 18 years
    of experience. She is the founder of RDs for Neurodiversity, a neurodiversity-informed
    online continuing education platform for dietitians and helping professionals.

    She has a private practice in Montreal, Canada, where she treats children, adults and
    families struggling with various feeding and eating challenges through a trauma-
    informed, weight-inclusive and anti-oppressive approach.

    Naureen has extensive experience working with neurodivergent individuals and families.
    She is a supporter of early identification of feeding differences and advocates for
    inclusion and acceptance. She has had the privilege to share her knowledge at national
    and international conferences and is incredibly passionate about helping professionals
    build neurodiversity-affirming practices.

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