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Sun, 19 Nov



So, you're Neurodivergent and you want a dog?

Learn about how to plan for getting a dog, what to consider, accommodating support needs, and Charlie's Way Consulting's 'Repair Your Relationship' framework.

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So, you're Neurodivergent and you want a dog?
So, you're Neurodivergent and you want a dog?

Time & Location

19 Nov 2023, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AEDT



About the event

Join Jade Johnson from Charlie’s Way Consulting and Shadia Hancock from Autism Actually for a live presentation and Q&A via Zoom about acquiring, training, and working with behavioural problems in pet dogs as Neurodivergent and disabled guardians. This session is suitable for Neurodivergent and disabled individuals, neurodiverse families, dog trainers, and allied health professionals.

Topics covered include: 

  • Sensory considerations
  • Getting a dog 
  • Self-care and emotional regulation
  • General training ideas 
  • Equipment and gear ideas

If you are on an NDIS plan or need to pay at a later date, a payment plan can be organised. There are also a limited number of tickets available for those experiencing financial hardship. 

A Certificate of Attendance can be provided on request by emailing us at

About Jade (she/her)

Jade Johnson is a neurodivergent canine behavior consultant with a passion for helping people develop or repair their relationship with their pets. After earning a degree in biology and minor in philosophy by focusing on reptile intelligence, enrichment, and care she shifted her focus to dog behavior, the nervous system, and attachment theory to support her own aggressive dog. She was inspired to start her own business and help other neurodivergent owners live harmoniously with their dogs and other pets due to the lack of ND representation and accommodations in general dog training advice, and she does so through virtual coaching sessions, her co-hosted podcast "Dog Life With No Spoons", and speaking events.

About Shadia (they/them)

​Shadia is the proud owner, and founder of Autism Actually, and enjoys presenting and consultancy. They are also a proud ambassador of the Autistic-led organisation Yellow Ladybugs. They are currently studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and Cert IV in Animal Behaviour and Training, with the long-term goal of specialising in Autism and animal-assisted therapy. Shadia was formally identified with Autism at the age of three, Generalised Anxiety Disorder at 14, and ADHD combined type at 23. Being non-binary, they enjoy discussing the intersectionality of Autism and gender diversity. Shadia is the proud guardian of their psychosocial and Autism assistance dog in training, Arwen. 

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