Understanding ADHD & ASD; Similarities and Differences – Alina Kislenko
ADHD & Autism may seem very different, however, they share many properties and are often comorbid. ADHD & Autistic Psychotherapist Alina Kislenko, founder of the only ADHD & Autism centre that hires only neurodivergent practitioners in the world (The ADHD & Spectrum Centre) will share her own experiences with ADHD & Autism as well as experience gained from thousands of neurodivergent clients treated She will also explain The Parts Inclusion (Pi) Method that they designed to treat the unique formation of trauma holding neurodivergent people back (that most neurotypical therapy methods miss).
Alina Kislenko MA, RP
Alina Kislenkois a Psych Professor (Department of Psychiatry) at McMaster University's Medical School as well as a registered psychotherapist specializing in ADHD, Autism/ASD, and Trauma. In 2009, she founded The ADHD & Asperger’s Centre in Guelph, Ontario when she was 23yrs due to her own recent diagnoses of ADHD & Asperger's and the severe lack of relevant services in the area. She now has the privilege of supervising the talented therapists and coaches at her centre while travelling internationally to do advocacy work towards increasing awareness of ADHD & ASD and creating affordable access to supports. A few years ago, she founded the international not for profit Women Trailblazing, which helps women in poverty build mental health, entrepreneurial, and tech skills.