Navigating Neurodiversity: A Crash Course for Youth Providers by Maine Statewide Youth Action Board (Bangor)

Date(s) - 05/08/2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Training Details

Navigating Neurodiversity: A Crash Course for Youth Providers

This FREE training will be held in-person on May 8th, 2024 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in Bangor, ME

Applications open April 8th thru May 7th, 2024

Feeling lost navigating the needs of neurodiverse youth? This training is your roadmap! Join the Maine Statewide Youth Action Board  as we explore foundational knowledge about common neuro-diversities like ADHD, autism, and dyslexia.  You’ll gain insight into the unique experiences of neurodivergent youth, understanding their strengths and the challenges they face in daily life.  By learning practical strategies for support and allyship, you’ll discover how to create inclusive environments and empower neurodiverse youth to thrive.

Training objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Demystify Neurodiversity: Develop a foundational understanding of common neuro-diversities (ADHD, autism, dyslexia, etc.) and how they present in young people.
  • Embrace Strengths and Challenges: Explore the unique perspectives, talents, and social-emotional needs of neurodivergent youth.
  • Bridge the Communication Gap: Learn practical strategies for clear and effective communication with neurodivergent youth, fostering inclusivity and understanding.
  • Become an Ally in Action: Develop actionable strategies to support neurodivergent youth in classrooms, social settings, and daily life, empowering them to reach their full potential.


Are you a professional who works with youth – even tangentially? Are you interested in participating in this training? Email Matthew Wyman, Maine Statewide Youth Action Board Specialist, at for more info!

This training opportunity is presented by New Beginnings, Inc. Staff of youth-serving agencies and alternative schools, especially in the Bangor area, are welcome to apply!

This training is held in-person in Augusta, ME, with exact location to be disclosed to accepted participants.

Don’t wait, apply today because space is limited! 

Certificates of Attendance will be provided upon completion of the entire training!

Questions regarding the application process? Want to know more about future training opportunities? Email for more info!

Training Application

Applications are closed for this event.

For more information contact:
Kelly Colbath

Kelly Colbath

Prevention & Training Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Application priority will be given to youth workers and staff from youth/social service agencies, residential programs, and alternative schools who work with teens and young adults at high risk for negative health outcomes or homelessness/out of home placements. Adults/educators who do not currently work directly with these youth (e.g. primarily work with younger adolescents, children, lower-risk populations, or in program administration) may submit an application request but will likely be placed on the waiting list until after the application deadline, and contacted as space allows.