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 Manager: Neurodiversity centers around improving accessibility and acceptance for Neurominority 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 La Trobe University Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, the ACU Autism Adivosry Committee, and is an Advisor for Untapped and its Neurodiversity Hub project.
Beth is completing a PhD on Autism at La Trobe University, where she works as the Project Manager: Neurodiversity, focusing on Neurodiversity accessibility and inclusion for both
staff and students.
Beth works as an advisor with Untapped. She works extensively on the Neurodiversity Hub project, with the aim of improving tertiary accessibility for Neurominority students.
Beth's latest research publication is 'Conceptualising Autistic Masking, Camouflaging, and Neurotypical Privilege: Towards a Minority Group Model of Neurodiversity'.
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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.
Some notable recent speaking engagements include:
Sep 2021 Continuing Legal Education Association of Australasia
Aug 2021 Autism at Work Symposium
July 2021 International Neurodiversity Master Class Series
Dec 2020 Australasian Society for Autism Research
Dec 2020 Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability
Dec 2020 ASFAR Autism and Intersectionality Seminar Series
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)
-Consultant for law firms with Neurodiversity interests
-Production consultant for a film dealing with Neurodiversity -Neurodiversity accessible event and conference planning
-Advising on Disability policy
-Developing materials on workplace accessibility
Workshops internationally available online via Zoom
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 and support training for workplaces
-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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