Neuro-inclusive Leadership Program:
Neurodiversity | Inclusion | Psychological Safety

Friday 26 July 2024 Canberra ACT

Keynote presentations

Raising awareness of neurodiversity

Drawing on her extensive experience working with neurodivergent individuals through coaching, education and workplace support, Patricia can tailor a presentation to suit your audience needs. The following are some of her most popular keynote presentations, which can be delivered online or in-person.
Immediately below are snippets of Patricia addressing Oz Water 2023.

Autism the World Over

Living in progressive cultures, it is easy to think we are making great strides as a civilisation towards becoming an accessible, neurodivergent-friendly society. Unfortunately, this is not the case worldwide.

In this eye-opening presentation Patricia spotlights some neurodivergent communities we need to bring with us as we move towards true neurodivergent inclusion. Learn about:

  • The many cultures in which shame and fear around Autism and neurodiversity still prevail, and
  • The experiences of neurodivergent individuals in these cultures who become victims of horrific human rights violations and discriminations
  • The role we can all play towards awareness then change, one conversation at a time
Image of diverse individuals showing neurodiversity is not necessarily identifiable from outward appearances

On behalf of the organising committee of ICAN – International Conference for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable contribution as a speaker at our conference held in Dubai in April 2023.

Thank you once again for your remarkable contribution.

Krishna Thakkar,
Organising Committee
ICAN Dubai 2023
Patricia Falcetta Keynote Speaker at ICAN Dubai 2023

Rethink Autism

As presented at ICAN 2023

Psychological safety allows for inclusion, which creates diversity and facilitates performance. So, when we rethink Autism and other neurodivergent diagnoses through a ‘different not less’ lens, everyone wins.

Rich with examples from her own lived experience and that of the clients she has assisted, you will learn about:

  • Language of neurodiversity
  • Impacts of unconscious bias, including shame, stress, and unrealistic expectations
  • Importance of psychological safety and how to provide it for neurodivergent individuals

Patricia was a keynote speaker at AWA’s annual largest event – Ozwater’23.
Patricia delivered a thought provoking and incredibly interesting session on neurodiversity in the work place and we are grateful to have such a skilful and important thought leader hold this session within our organisation.
It has generated some wonderful and important ongoing conversations.

Charlotte Allam – Head of Events, Awards & Digital
Australian Water Association

Mindset Shifts

Why neurodiversity within a team improves outcomes and productivity for businesses

Mindset shifts is an introductory ‘Lunch and Learn’ style one-hour presentation designed to start a conversation in your organisation. It can be run as a precursor to training or as a stand alone presentation. Includes an opportunity for questions.

Topics covered include:

  • What is neurodiversity? How might it present in the workplace?
  • How to support individuals within your team who see the world through a neurodivergent lens

Why neurodiversity within a team improves outcomes and productivity for businesses. 

Image of a road indicating a journey ahead

We were thrilled to have Patricia on board to speak at the inaugural Pop Your Business Conference in 2023. As a neurodivergent human I was already aware of how wonderfully knowledgeable and talented Patricia is, so it was a no-brainer to invite her to share her wisdom with our conference audience. I appreciated the opportunity to have Patricia speak to the group about some of the difficulties neuro-diverse business owners experience and how we can all be more proactive about inclusivity in the way we market, collaborate and lead. Patricia is a talented and professional speaker who has a lot to contribute and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for speaking opportunities in the future.

Bec McFarland
Pop Your Business
Seedling Growing

Psychologically Safe Workplaces

A deeper dive into truly inclusive workplaces. 

Psychologically safe workplaces help you identify what a psychologically safe workplace looks like for a neurodivergent team member, and how you can lead a neurodiverse team with excellent results. Topics covered include:

  • The new ISO 45003: guidance on the management of psychosocial risks, and how that relates to neurodivergence in the workplace
  • The impact of social norms within traditional workplaces and why these need to change

Simple ways to lead your team towards cultural change by setting the right leadership tone and reducing points of friction


Patricia is an amazing presenter – motivational, engaging and inspiring. Patricia has shared her knowledge with our Education Support CIT students, teachers and LSA trainees as a guest speaker at many of our workshops, tailoring her presentations to meet the needs of the education sector. Her passion, energy and inclusive approaches assisted our students gain further awareness of neurodiversity and how to implement this into their work place practices. A beautiful person and influential advocate for neurodiversity. We look forward to welcoming Patricia back to many more workshops.

Vanessa Friedman
CIT Teacher Education Support