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Training to Support Inclusive Learning for Educators

For over 30 years, Sonderly has sought to democratize the knowledge and skills that were typically only accessible to trained professionals. Originally under the name of the Geneva Centre for Autism Training Institute, the organization curates and decodes clinical research, presenting it in a user-friendly way that provides practical tools to take you beyond just awareness.


Through a new collaborative partnership, Miriam offers Sonderly™ core foundational training as well as the latest research findings and intervention techniques relating to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD and various mental health issues. Using a multi-disciplinary approach to identify and develop training materials, Sonderly™ ensures that participants continue to receive the most relevant and effective training available.


These bilingual online courses offer:

  • Practical, quality content
  • Flexibility on when and where to learn
  • Intuitive user-friendly platform

These online trainings are designed for:

Clinicians: Health care professionals and clinicians such as nurses, psychologists or BCBAs can take advantage of the most relevant and effective training available.

Educators: The interactive online learning environment is available in English or French and is pertinent to all K–12 educators. The Ministry of Education has tested our materials and found them to be effective.


To obtain more information about these courses or to signup, contact: Sarah Pinchevsky, Project Coordinator, [email protected] 


Here is a list of some of the most popular online courses, available through the partnership at preferential rates

Core teaching strategies for autistic students

This course provides a comprehensive overview of autism and teaching strategies, including practical takeaways for educators working with students in a classroom environment. It incorporates perspectives from individuals with autism and educators working with autistic students to further enhance your learning experience. 

Autism intervenor course

By following a case study of an individual with ASD throughout their lifespan, you will gain perspective on common characteristics, strengths and accommodations for individuals on the spectrum.

Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism

Educators are requesting more training on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to ensure each and every one of their students succeed. This course was designed for anyone who wishes to help support students with autism reach their potential, providing concrete examples for educators in a classroom setting.

Coping with anxiety in autism

Approximately 40% of people with autism are also diagnosed with at least one anxiety disorder. Anxiety and stress can impact a person with autism in ways that can be difficult to cope with and specific features of autism may lead to an increase in the symptoms of anxiety.

Exploring mental health of autistic students

This course will allow you to identify and define mental health and mental health problems in the context of autism and become familiar with the contributing factors that lead to the development of mental health difficulties in autistic children and youth. 

Foundations of mental health

This course offers an introduction to mental health in the classroom and provides practical ways to integrate evidence-based practices, such as social-emotional learning, mindfulness, meditation and active listening into classrooms to facilitate mental well-being for both students and educators.  

ADHD in the classroom: supporting student success

This course will help educators better understand how ADHD impacts student learning, and shares approaches that help create an ADHD-friendly classroom. Participants will understand how ADHD can affect student motivation, activity level, attention, and memory.

The impact of social media on student well-being

In this course, Dr. Alexandra Makos provides a detailed history of social media, explains how the design of social media effects student well-being and gives concrete solutions to not only manage the use of social media in the classroom but also to use it in ways that will improve the well-being of students. 

Practical stress management to build classroom resilience

In this course, educators will learn practical tools to address common stressors in the teaching profession that extend beyond basic information and understanding?of managing stress to specific strategies for?use in the classroom and at home.? This course allows you to practice strategies you may use immediately to?benefit?your students AND yourself.

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