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in the Lives of Autistic and Neurodivergent Children!

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In this introductory-level, 30-minute, pre-recorded video Masterclass, Dr. Lisa Marnell will teach parents, teachers, and OT practitioners how to help sensory sensitive autistic children and teens feel safe by identifying and incorporating PROACTIVE sensory supports into their daily lives.

Learning Objectives include the following:

1- Identify the 5 external and 3 internal sensory systems that may be over-responsive in autistic individuals

2- List 5 sensory supports that can be incorporated in a classroom  or at home in order to support sensory-sensitive students.


1- Understand the basic process of sensory processing (10 min)

2- Identify when an autistic student is over-responsive (5 min)

3- Learn proactive supports for sensory sensitivity (15 min)


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    "Helping Sensory Sensitive Kids"         Autism Masterclass

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A Little About Me. . . 

Hello! I am an occupational therapist with 20 years of experience. I completed my doctorate at Boston University (BU) where I studied executive function in autism.

Now, I am on the faculty at BU and serve on the Board of Directors at the STAR Institute in Denver. I am diagnosed on autistic myself.


My goal is to incorporate meaning, joy, and agency into the lives of autistic children and their families. I believe that autism is not a disorder, but rather that it represents a different neurology, with its own strengths and challenges. This is also called strengths-based or neurodiversity-affirming practice.


When I am not teaching, creating courses, or working with kids, you will likely find me hiking with Luna, my precious husky rescue dog. I look forward to meeting you!

What Are People Saying
About My Teaching?


Heather, London

The  information you share is beyond appreciated. I have been looking everywhere for guidance.

Thank you so much!

Tina, Colorado

I have been an occupational therapist for two years, and I want to keep learning more. I love your videos, Dr. Lisa!

Thank you!

Jennifer, Toronto

I am learning so much from you . Your videos have helped me with my five-year old autistic son who has sensory processing disorder.

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