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Kade (he/they) is a kinky (primarily left of the slash) autistic queer demi aro trans (neuroqueer) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist, and Child Mental Health Specialist practicing in Washington. He specializes in supporting queer, non-cis autistic and AuDHD clients of all ages and neurodivergent supervisees. He is pursuing his PhD in Clinical Sexology through Modern Sex Therapy Institutes and is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. Kade loves: helping people figure out they're autistic, playing board & card games, audiobooks, roleplaying, reality TV, true crime, and his senior cats.


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Who will be presenting:

Unmasked: Identifying Autistic Traits in Kinky Clients

Class Description

It’s estimated there are over 5.4 million autistic adults in the U.S. -- and autism often goes undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. Studies show that autistic folks are more likely to have kinky fantasies, be interest-driven in sex, and be queer (both in regards to sexuality and gender.) If you're working with kinky clients, you're likely working with autistic clients!


In an information-packed presentation geared toward mental health professionals, we will explore autism through a neurodiversity affirming lens to help you better identify your autistic clients. My goal is for you to leave this presentation feeling ready and able to help clients explore autism through a memorable 5 step framework. (If you’re not a professional but are looking at self-identifying as autistic, you’re welcome too!)


** This training is not a substitute for therapy or clinical assessment. **