Neurodivergent Communication & Neurodiverse Dating

Dr. Ali Arena- Perkinson

4:00 PM (EDT) May 17, 2024

Dr. Ali Arena - Perkinson, CCC-SLP BCBA, EdD

Dr. Ali Arena is passionate about social cognition, language processing, executive functioning, and creating meaningful friendships & relationships for her clients. She is also a proud ADHDer who has always considered herself a social scientist. She has dedicated her education and career to finding the best communication patterns and behavior changes required to navigate the ever-changing social, sensory, and contextual world. Ali's background is unique as she is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

She holds Autism, Trauma-Informed Care, Level 1A Social Thinking Practitioner, UCLA Peers, Health Coach, ACT practitioner, Safe & Sound protocol, and Neurodiverse Couples Counseling certifications.

Lastly, Ali's Doctorate in educational psychology, the focus was distinctive, to say the least, it addressed the dating intricacies of Autistic Adults which led her to develop unique coaching practices for Neurodiverse individuals and couples. Dr. Ali believes as you feel more connected with yourself and those around you, you can amplify intimacy and love in all relationships. This is done by aligning, wanting, and asking. Lastly, she truly feels social support is a biological necessity and wants to help all neurodivergent individuals to reach holistic communication and to show perfection is an illusion.