Are all the courses for neurodivergent people?
Yes! All the courses in the ALL COURSES tab are designed FOR neurodivergent people.
What topics do you have subjects in?
We have a range of subjects available from learning all about organizational skills, to emotional intelligence, or dating and relationships. More courses are being added monthly. Click on the tab "ALL COURSES" to learn more.
Are your courses researched and referenced?
Yes! Be Your Best Academy is proud to stand behind a strong arm of research and evidence-based works to underpin our coursework. Reference lists are provided in each course and if it interests you, please do look at the sources and read further.
Do the courses have lived experience?
Yes! We definitely draw on lived experience, both in sections where we show precise un-edited words of the population, and with the voice of the writers themselves. In addition, we listen to our team, so that we can be more inclusive to other aspects of the lived experience - such as in LGBTIQA+ wording and phrases, identity and mental health needs. Because we are all neurodivergent, our lived experience guides our work.
Why should I do a course here and not with another e-learning school?
Our courses are created by neurodivergent people for neurodivergent people, so we understand the challenges of lived experience. We also research topics thoroughly to be recent and relevant. Our prices are affordable. We offer support during the course if you need mentoring. And if you have NDIS, our courses are covered under that scheme.
If I buy a course, how long can I access it?
Forever. Unless specifically noted on the course itself, buying the course gives you access forever.
If a course says 'coming soon', how long will I have to wait for it?
We put courses on to pre-order once they have progressed to 75% complete. Generally 'coming soon' courses will be published within 2 months of the notice placed on the course. If anything changes or differs from that 2 month wait, we will make it clear on the course itself.
How should I work with the materials, to do "well" or get the best results?
The more you do the activities, and reflect on what you have learned, the better your results will be. You will feel more confident in your neurodivergence. Your self-awareness increases, enabling you greater control over your emotions, stress, anxiety and depression.
Are you covered by the NDIS?
Yes! You just need to buy a course and ask us for a tax invoice, so you can send that to the NDIS for reimbursement.
Interface and Website
What are the stars on some of the courses?
Stars are the reviews and ratings that enrolled students have decided to award the course.
Who did the artwork on the website?
Most of the banner artwork was completed by an Australian artist who illustrates under the name, Affogatoss
Your website looks weird to me, like the navbar...
Really? Uh Oh. We have tried hard to create a responsive integrated site for desktop and mobile. However, if you're having really bad problems, please can you screenshot the issue and send it to us along with your OS and device details to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get the developer to look at it and fix the issue!
How much do courses cost?
Courses start at AUD $18. Be Your Best Academy have a range of affordable prices for courses.
What payment methods do you accept?
Be Your Best Academy currently accepts PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for all orders.
Do you allow cashier's checks or money orders?
No. At this time Be Your Best Academy does not accept Cashier's Checks or Money Orders.
How do I get a receipt for NDIS?
Email us and ask for a NDIS tax invoice: email@example.com
When placing an order to buy a course, I get an error message. What is wrong?
Please double check the credit card number and expiration date on your card. If using a debit card, check there is enough money in your account. Also, please be aware that Be Your Best Academy currently accepts PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for payment.
What is the refund policy?
Full refund if cancellation is advised 5 days prior to Training Commencement (we can see when you accessed materials), 50% refund if cancellation advised within 5 working days of Training Commencement. No refund after the 6th day of Training Commencement.
How do I cancel my subscription?
To access your Billing details, you can click on your name or picture in the top right of your Thinkific site header and select My Account. Then select Billing. From here you can View/update your credit cardand view/ cancel your recurring payments (i.e. subscriptions).
Advocacy & Allies
Why are you using the word Disabled and NeuroMinority?
DISABLED IS NOT A DIRTY WORD. We use terms of disabled and NeuroMinorities to best describe neurodivergent people including (but not limited to) autistics, ADHDers, people with Tourette's, SLDs, etc.
How do you capture the non-verbal voice?
Be Your Best Academy have a range of writers and artists who are named and those who wish to remain anonymous. Some of these are less verbal than others.
Will these courses help my autistic young adult find work?
There are lots of things that can improve their chances to find meaningful work. Our courses in organizational skills will definitely help their time management, self-awareness and planning skills.
What courses do you have for parents/ carers?
Be Your Best Academy's course, "Neurodiversity for Parents and Carers" explores neurodivergence, executive functioning, schooling options and ways to best help a young person. You can access this via 'All Courses' - select the "Help at Home" dropdown heading.
How else do you help parents and carers with their neurodivergent person??
Be Your Best Academy is developing in-person and online workshops to parents and carers. These will be promoted late 2022.
I'm a psychologist/ counsellor/ therapist. Do you have any courses to help me learn more about my neurodivergent clients? What about worksheets for them?
Yes! Be Your Best Academy offers a 'best practice' course for therapists. We also have worksheets for clients. See the 'Therapists' tab in the header of this page.
Do you offer PD courses approved by my association?
Currently Be Your Best Academy does not have approved CPD courses for therapists. We are actively seeking support and advice from PACFA and other psychological associations to develop courses that will be accepted, however.
Other common questions...
I want to work for Be Your Best! How can I apply?
We're open to chat. If you are neurodivergent with a diagnosis, message us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .......Simply send in your resume, 3 photos of your favourite things in life, and tell us why you want to work for us.
I'm a business and I want a course for my staff.
We offer zoom workshops to businesses as well as IRL sessions for Melbourne, Australia based organizations. Lockdowns pending, we can visit your offices and arrange something. Please email us your particulars: email@example.com.