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Established January 2018

Neurodiversity is “…the diversity of human brains and minds – the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.”  “Neurodiversity is a biological fact. It’s not a perspective, an approach, a belief, a political position, or a paradigm.” 
Dr. Nick Walker

The Neurodiversity Movement is a Human Rights Movement. “The Neurodiversity Movement says that people with brain-based disabilities (like autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, or mental health disabilities) should be accepted and included in society just like neurotypical people (people without brain-based disabilities).” –  Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective was founded on January 11, 2018.

Our Mission:

  • to provide free public access to non-behavioral based, trauma-informed, neurodiversity paradigm aligned therapists
  • to advocate for acceptance and equitable inclusion for the neurodivergent and other-disabled populations we serve 
  • to provide neurodivergent-affirming education to therapists and to the public about non-behavioral therapy practices and methodologies that presume competence, are non-trauma inducing, and respect human rights, dignity, and sensory preferences

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices Series

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Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective is therapy, education, and advocacy collaborative for SLPs, OTs, PTs, and Assistants. The Collective's focus is to align therapy practices within the neurodiversity paradigm.

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An accessibility guide from Autisticality 😍Here is my guide to Accessibility, Adjustments and Accommodations and whilst there are so many more that could be listed I feel these are some key ones that you could ask for or that you should offer people.

The aim would be to normalise all of these accommodations so that there is no need for a person to disclose the fact they are Autistic, Neurodivergent or disabled. Even implementing these for everyone could make environments at work or school a lot more comfortable, stress-free and would help reduce the stigma of asking for accessibility by making such adjustments as the norm. Everyone has the right to feel safe and comfortable no matter where, so if you have the ability to offer these accommodations then do it! You could be making the life of an Autistic person so much easier with simple changes that aren’t asking too much.

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An accessibility guide from Autisticality 😍

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Nicola Johnston

Ya'll should take a spin through the FASD community's literature sometime. We have books written solely about effective accommodations and supports, as well as social media groups (and lots of literature) focused on teaching caregivers and professionals how to support and accommodate more effectively. Been doin' a social model of disability for decades now while everyone else was getting drug down the pit of behaviorism. The benefits of intense diagnostic stigma promulgated across society! 🥰

Well written post about difference with this approach from the behavioral method . Kudos to you for all the great work you are leading in this area !

Terra LaFountain!!

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