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Sensory systems are a human condition and affect our responses to the environment around us. 
That includes our work environment.

Why neurodiversity in the workplace?

  • Over 20% of the Population is Neurodivergent
  • Most DE&I Initiatives Exclude Neurodiversity
  • Increased Canidate Pool - Don't Miss Talent
    • There are qualified and skilled workers wanting to work.
  • Increased Productivity
  • Increased Retention
  • Innovation


Sensory Systems: A Human Condition
120 Minutes
This course begins with discussing neurodiversity and what is means to be neurodivergent or neurotypical. Participants will learn about the eight sensory systems and how we process our environment whether we are neurodivergent or neurotypical. By understanding our sensory systems, we can then understand regulatory behaviors that we see in kids and adults. This course is an excellent introduction to neurodiversity and understanding regulatory behavior.  This course also touches on the barriers that are presented in accessing gainful employment, support services, and other.
Excellent course for:
  • Employers building an inclusive staff and/or a sensory-friendly work environment to increase productivity.
  • Childcare providers
  • Organizations that work with underserved populations
  • Organizations that work with adults and/or children experiencing housing instability
Best Practices: Hiring and Supporting Neurodiversity
4.5 hours
This course covers everything in Sensory Systems: A Human Condition in the first half. We then look at the best practicing when hiring and supporting neurodiversity in the workplace. From training, communication, accommodations, policies, your organization can further your work in Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
Excellent course for:
  • Employers building an inclusive staff and/or a sensory-friendly work environment.
  • Employers of all sizes.
  • Employers expanding their DE&I Practices and Policies
  • Employers who want to increase productivity and retention of their employees.
The Untapped Workforce - Neurodivergent Canidates
120 minutes
20% of the US population is neurodivergent and they are grossly unemployed due to barriers in our traditional hiring practices. You will look at how language in job descriptions and different interview strategies can open up access to more qualified and talented candidates.
Excellent for:
  • Anyone looking to hire or having difficulty finding qualified candidates.
Increase Productivity - Sensory Supportive Workplace
Requirement: Sensory Systems: A Human Condition
90 minutes
With an understanding of our eight sensory systems, we can begin to build work environments that are supportive to all. You can turn a private office or large business into a sensory supportive space. By providing a sensory supportive work environment productivity increase, fatigue decreases, headaches decrease, along with burnout. Participants will begin to observe their spaces and be able to make simple changes to support their employees. Often employers see sick calls decrease and productivity increase. The bonus is a positive elevation in workplace culture.
With this course you can use our personalized sensory consulting services. Whether it is designing a sensory space or working with your business to create a more regulated working environment, we can help.
Excellent course for:
  • Employers wanting to support all employees as part of their DE&I policies and practices.
  • Employers looking to increase productivity.
  • Employers looking to increase retention of employees.
Neurodiversity and Injured Workers
60 minutes
  • Differentiate between Neurodiversity, Neurodivergent and Neurotypical
  • List strengths and deficits associated with neurodivergence.
  • Understand employment statistics and barriers present for those who are neurodivergent.
  • Evaluate reasonable accommodations and support for successful work reentry and/or retraining.
  • Labor & Industries’ responsibilities.
  • Resources for supporting gainful employment.
Excellent course for:
  • Vocational Counselors
  • Certified Disability Management Specialists
  • College and University Disability Support Services
60 Minutes


Katie McMurray, M.Ed., CDMS

Katie is the founder and chief executive officer of Sensory Tool House, LLC.
As a neurodivergent person, business owner, vocational counselor, and caregiver of those who have neuro-differences, Katie understands the barriers in our communities that lead to greater unemployment in the neurodivergent population.
Katie knows the value that neurodiversity brings to businesses. By employing and supporting a neurodiverse work force, employee retention, productivity, and other business metrics can increase up to 90%.
Katie has witnessed the success neurodiversity brings to a business. 
From Katie’s work as a schoolteacher to her work as a certified disability management specialist, she has what it takes to understand the impact sensory processing, trauma and ACES has workforce. With her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, she focused on sensory processing disorder and has continued her passion to learn and further support the neurodivergent community.

Lauren Howard

Lauren holds a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis. She is neurodivergent and the parent to three neurodivergent children. Lauren is an expert in resources, behavior, and accommodations. She is engaging and is creative in her views on accommodations in the workforces as not only a neurodivergent person herself, but also a supervisor. She has been an integral part of developing policy, procedures, and culture for the success of all employees at STH.


Up to 30 Participants - Includes all Materials:
  • 60-minute Workshop $300
  • 90-minute Workshop $375
  • 120-minute Workshop $500.00
  • 4-hr (1/2 day) Workshop $1050.00
Sensory Supportive Workplace Consulting - $100/hour 
Special: Book 2 or more trainings and receive $50 off
*All pricing is local within 45 miles from 5831 Lacey Blvd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Travel outside of 45 miles will be charged at $0.655 a mile plus a $30/hour roundtrip travel charge. For locations more than 180 miles from our location a travel stipend for overnight accommodations will be negotiated. If travel requires airfare, a stipend will be negotiated.


Neurodiversity Is Every Business
Inspire business leaders and community leaders to further their DE&I Policies and Practices
Katie connects with her audience through her humor and vulnerability about her struggles as a neurodivergent person, employee and business owner.
  • What is Neurodiversity? Is that in my business?
  • Sensory Awareness – Neurodiversity in the Workplace
  • Understanding the Sensory Impact on Productivity, Retention and the Bottom Line
  • The Untapped Workforce - Neurodivergent Canidates
  • Custom - What is important to know for your organization? 
Increase Productivity, increase retention, and find more skilled workers. Book your training or speaking event now!

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Community Resources

Sensory Tool House, LLC does not endorse any specific treatments, practices, organizations or other. This is provided to assist in finding what works best for you or those you care for.
We believe that everyone has the right to explore options in our community that best support them. Do your research, ask questions, and find what works best for you.
If you know of a resource or would like a resource added to this list, please contact our Director of Resources by email at
Washington Autism Alliance

They work to expand access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities in Washington State.

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South Sound Parent to Parent

All families caring for someone with special needs will receive the support and resources they need to feel empowered, encouraged and supported. Grays, Mason and Thurston Counties.

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Autism Acres

Mission: At Autism Acres we want to build an environment where families with special needs kids can see the Hope and Joy of Christ, feel safe, meet others, have fun, and build a community where we can all share life together. Where special needs people and their families will feel just that; special. Here at Autism Acres we desire for all people to feel loved, wanted, seen, and heard. Come here to play and stick around to connect. This is a place for special needs families to connect and belong, Where your kids can feel safe to be who they are and you don't have to apologize for who your kids are. 

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Seeds for Growth

Seeds For Growth is a nonprofit organization located in Thurston County, Washington. We serve participants age 14+ who identify as being differently abled.  Seeds For Growth was founded by a group of community members who are passionate about inclusion and acceptance of all people.

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Thurston County Inclusion

Thurston County Inclusion was founded in 2019 with the goal to bring youth (ages 5 through 21) with and without intellectual disabilities together for year round engagement in order to support peer connections and relationships. Some example programs that we will run include summer camps that are accessible and inclusive, programs to form mentorships between older and younger people with disabilities and be a general location for peers to connect.

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Occupational and Speech Therapists
Adult Psychologist and Counselors
Youth Mental Health Providers