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Focus Week : What is Normal Anyway? Neurodiversity – ADHD, Autism and the Whole Kit and Kaboodle!

7 June 2024
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week: Student Diversity & Wellbeing

About this webinar

What is normal anyway?!This webinar is an introduction to neurodiversity for trainers.The number of students with a disability has been rising each year and the latest data from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) showed that students who received an educational adjustment due to disability in 2023 was 24.2 per cent of total school enrolments – and they are coming your way into the VET sector!Join Karen Dymke of Thoughtful Works, who has both lived and professional experience in neurodiversity. In this 90-minute interactive webinar, we will be discussing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia and other neurodiversity.Learn how to engage neurodivergent learners with high-impact and applied teaching strategies, accommodate and adjust for neurodiversity, and build a culture of inclusivity.

Success Criteria
  • I know how to engage neurodivergent learners with high impact and applied teaching strategies.
  • I build a culture of inclusivity in my classroom.
  • I develop positive relationships with all my students.
  • I can respect all learners as valuable and unique

Key Topics Covered in the Webinar:

  • Learner centred Principles
  • People with ADHD
  • People with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Strength-based practices
  • Supportive resources

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 72 hours of the session closing. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Date & Time

Friday 7th June 2024
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Those specifically looking for teaching strategies for neurodivergent learners:

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Resource Developers
  • Heads of Faculty/ Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Karen Dymke, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Karen Dymke


Karen Dymke is an educator with over thirty years’ experience across a range of sectors, as a teacher, trainer, senior leader, coach and consultant. Her work includes lecturing at Latrobe University in Alternative Educational Models, including VET and the VCAL, as well as travelling Australia as a highly sought-after presenter sharing the latest educational research. Her passion is focused on partnering with educators to progress and support student learning, achievement and well-being, with a speciality in applied learning settings such as VET and TAFE. Karen’s work has been acknowledged through the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year award from the TAFE Development Centre, various scholarships and most recently with a Fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute, investigating the professionalization of adult educators. She thinks it should be fun (if hard work) when you learn!


Friday, 7 June 2024

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Karen Dymke before the session, please email

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