$600.00 USD

Digging Deeper into Autism (6 months)


This 6-month long workshop series is a direct response to frequent requests for Maude to provide more integration between theory, different thought leaders, and various modalities in a cost-effective way. Our second round in 2023 was productive and requested by all to continue with this project. Join us for a journey through different theoretical and intervention as aspects of Autism, rich in information with great application to case studies. Attendees can volunteer to present their own cases as part of these workshops. The journey has a two-fold process. Each month we will release recorded webinars at no charge to attendees which they can watch in their own time. The second part is an online meeting which will occur each month for 2 hours upon which we will discuss questions live with Maude as well as make case presentations based on these topics and more. Times each month will vary to accommodate our growing global community and the live sessions will be recorded and sent to each participant in the program. Each recorded series will be available for 3 months. Maude will ensure these discussions are rich and thought provoking for everyone. This is an opportunity not to be missed!  Let us continue the clinical thinking growth and expansion of your clinical expertise in 2023. Maude is also looking forward to learning from everyone else and moderating stimulating discussion.

Outline / Agenda

January Recordings:

  • Understanding the diversity of Autism  
  • Autism Theories Expanded 

January Live Session:
Monday January 22, 2024  
3 to 5pm US ET 

February Recordings:

  • The Sensory Experiences of Autistics 
  • How does Trauma feature?   

February Live Session:
Tuesday February 20, 2024  
9 to 11am US ET   

March Recordings:

  • Exploring DIR/Floortime as respectful option of intervention    
  • Long term Journey of one Autistic     

March Live Session:
Wednesday March 20, 2024
7 to 9pm US ET     

April Recordings:

  • The Dance: Attunement and Joint Attention  
  • The Door: Regulation and Modulation

April Live Session:
April 8, 2024
3 to 5pm US ET   

May Recordings:

  • The Drama: Imagination and Communication 
  • The Deep: Emotional Sense of Self

May Live Session:
Monday May 20, 2024
9 to 11am US ET   

June Recordings:

  • The Detail: Executive Functioning Skills
  • The Dragon: Social Skills

June Live Session:
Wednesday June 26, 2024 
7 to 9pm US ET  

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Review at least two prominent theories related to Autistics
  2. List the 6 developmental levels of Dr. Stanley Greenspan
  3. Outline 4 major intersections of the experience of Trauma in the Autistic adaptive response
  4. Discover the reasons for stereotypical behaviors through the lens of sensory processing and early development
  5. Recognize the importance of considering Theory of Mind (ToM) when planning intervention related to social perspective taking
  6. Consider at least 6 executive functions that are important to negotiate when targeting functional independence in everyday activities, including school occupational function
  7. List 5 basic principles of impacting on joint attention through intrinsic motivation
  8. Combine emotional regulation and sensory modulation to effectively gain availability and access to learning
  9. Discover 6 principles of building imagination through using verbal and non-verbal skill
  10. Consider the impact of emotions as both a constrictor and a mobilizer of skill during the intervention process.
  11. Create intervention strategies for 10 prime executive functioning skills
  12. Consider 3 aspects of empathy and related aspects that would be needed to enter the social world with skill

Assessment: Completion of Feedback Form

CE Credit applied for through NOTCB

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Speaker: Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, DIR/Floortime International Trainer

Bio: Maude Le Roux is a veteran OT with 39+ years of experience and has experience in multiple methodologies that she has used successfully in autistic care. She has formed her own work from multiple exposures to other thought leaders and included this in her eclectic approach to Autism. Maude is a highly skilled therapist and has been training professionals and parents globally in her methods since 2007. She co-authored her book “Our Greatest Allies” with Lauren O’Malley (parent), which reflects the journey of one child as he went through the process at her center. She is a sought-after speaker at international conferences, including the annual ICDL conferences. Her unique of understanding autistics is rooted in research completed in the DIR/Floortime method and Sensory Integration, to which she adds her own flavor of “getting into the mind of a child”. Maude understands children and she is frequently heard to say: “If the child could, he/she would”!

Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full upon registration through PayPal on this website. If the participant cancels before 30 days of the series, a $25 processing fee will be charged. Cancelling within the last 2 weeks of the workshop will result in 25% processing fee. Please contact [email protected] if you have any further questions in this regard.

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Educators

Educational Level: Intermediary to Advanced

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint, Group Discussion, Video

Contact Hours: 24 hours

Fee: $600

What People Are Saying:

You bridged together the multiplicity of systems that must develop and must eventually work together. My head was spinning. There were so many pieces to the puzzle! It is heartwarming that you and your colleagues are putting the pieces together for the child and family, and supporting all the various domains.

Maxine Margolies, (USA)

Very interesting and practical courses and talented passionate instructor. I gained not only an increase in knowledge of theories, but a lot of practical techniques and strategies that I can use in daily work. It is a good choice to improve professional competence to learn from Maude.

Jingyi Liu – Beijing China

Exceptional presenter who is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise, and knows how to present concepts, ideas, skills, and observations in an understandable and clear manner. She always “checks in” to make sure attendees understand material presented, and optimally integrates use of power point slides with videos to further understanding. You can feel and hear her passion for her profession , the young child, and teaching and sharing knowledge with others.

Adrienne Westheim (USA)

I appreciate the way Maude presents her courses, in a concise and precise way, combining research and evidence-based approaches. I feel supported and always finish the classes with a lot of new ideas and food for thought.

Alina Burrah (Israel)

Maude’s love and passion for developing children's potential is so apparent in the effort she puts into the courses which are built on the solid foundation of research and experience.

Monique Davies (South Africa)

A steep learning curve for me coming from a mental health background, but Maude’s explanations were very well organized and detailed which made the course very accessible. All the sensory courses were an eye-opener. I learnt a lot on how to be mindful to keep sensory issues in mind when working with trauma affected clients. The courses will help me have a better understanding of my client, a more holistic approach.

Celine Esposito – UK

With the huge variety of workshops, I have attended and taught through my professional life (33 years), I found listening to Maude really special, informative, and enjoyable.

Dr Suad Eid Alanzi – Kuwait MOH

Thank you for this very informative course! I have gained so much from this course and will go back, rethink and adjust what I am doing. Thank you, Maude, for sharing your immense knowledge and experiences. At times I felt overwhelmed, there was a lot of information and all so very interesting - I wanted to take it all in. 😊 I am inspired and excited again to see what a difference I can make as an OT to the children and their families. I can’t wait to attend your next course! THANK YOU!!

Edda Thomson - Australia

I was struck again and again during your presentation by your empathy for each child; by your understanding that no child or grown-up chooses his/her weakness. I appreciated your personal example, and of course have many of my own. Rarely do I hear an approach that sees the world from the child’s vantage point, with empathy drawn from an in depth understanding of how the child is struggling to put the world together.