PhD Candidate & Neurodiversity Specialist
BA, First-Class Dual Honours Degree
Sociology & Gender, Sexuality & Diversity Studies
Beth Radulski is the first openly Autistic Autism researcher at La Trobe University. She regularly engages with media and community groups to advocate for Neurodiversity acceptance through public speaking, online articles, and interviews.
Drawing upon her academic background in Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies, Beth works within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students at La Trobe University, where her role as Project Officer: Neurodiversity centers around improving accessibility and acceptance for Neurodiverse staff and students.
Beth is an award-winning undergraduate lecturer and tutorial leader, and a PhD Candidate at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and Department of Social Inquiry. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Australasian Society for Autism Research and is an Advisor for Untapped and its Neurodiversity Hub project.
Beth is completing a PhD on Autism at La Trobe University, where she also teaches undergraduate students in Neurodiveristy studies, and works as the Project Officer: Neurodiversity
Beth works as an advisor with Untapped. She works extensively on the Neurodiversity Hub project, with the aim of improving tertiary accessibility for Neurodiverse students.
Beth sat on the Executive Committee for the Australasian Society for Autism Research from 2018-2021, and currents sits on the ACU Autism Inclusion Committee.
Beth Radulski has extensive expertise in Neurodiversity. She conducts research, advocacy, and activist work to build better understandings of Neurodiversity as it relates to the self, schooling, workplace, and social life. Beth works with schools, universities, and businesses, alongside individuals and families, to promote Neurodiversity acceptance and accessibility.
Beth can work with individuals, families, businesses, or schools anywhere in the world via video conferencing.
Project pricing is by negotiation on a case-by-case basis.
Individual and family support is competitively priced with hourly rates.
Beth is frequently an invited guest or keynote speaker for events on Neurodiversity, Autism, Disability, and Accessible practices. Her talks range from research-based, to advocacy and activism.
Her recent speaking engagements include:
-La Trobe University Incl(us)ion Forum 2020
-Genazzano Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2020
-RMIT Autism in Academia (forthcoming) 2020
-Melbourne Free University 2019
-La Trobe Law School Seminar Series 2019
Beth offers advising and consulting across a variety of sectors. Ranging from research project design to education and workplace accessibility, Beth's expertise has widespread benefits.
Some of her consulting experience to-date includes:
-Consulting on Neurodiversity Hub (Untapped)
-Neurodiversity accessible event and conference planning
-Advising on Disability policy
-Developing materials on workplace accessibility
-Creating Neurodiversity resources for the public
Beth develops and delivers Neurodiversity Ally and Accessibility training programs for businesses, schools, and universities. She is an experienced teacher with over 15 years' experience ranging from coaching, to tutoring, to university lecturing and professional development workshop delivery. As an Autism researcher and qualified sociologist, Beth offers unique expertise.
During her training sessions, Beth creates a welcoming environment which encourages participants to share and compare their existing knowledge of Neurodiversity, before building on this foundation by encouraging a Strengths-Based approach. With training sessions informed by the latest scientific research, alongside Beth's lived experience as an Autistic person, people describe Beth's training as "fundamentally changing" their views on Neurodiversity, inclusion, and equality.
Her experience to-date includes:
-Teacher training for Neurodiverse student cohorts
-Cultural Sensitivity training in the workplace
-Training for Disability Support service provider
Beth can work with adult or child aged individuals and their families to build better understandings of the social, educational, or professional significance of Autism diagnosis. Beth has extensive university teaching experience, and has 10+ years experience in childcare work. She can help children and adults work towards Neurodiveristy acceptance and celebration.
Beth can work with you on the following issues, and more:
-Social and communication differences
-A strengths-based approach to identifying skillsets
-Embracing a diagnosis as a social identity
-Advocating for support in the classroom or at work
-Disclosing a diagnosis at school, work, or to loved ones
-Supporting families with a new diagnosis
-Managing Executive Functioning or Independent Living
-Working to understand and support sensory differences
Please note: Beth is not a qualified psychologist and does not offer diagnosis, counseling, or therapy. Her services can improve understandings of how Neurodiversity relates to social, work, or school life, but cannot be used in lieu of psychological services.
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