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Submissions: Your full, real name and credentials will be required when you submit to us. We must be able to verify that you are a licensed speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist or psychologist. Your work may be published anonymously as a “guest author”  if the subject matter of your article could potentially jeopardize your career or your research position. 
Your information will never be released to any third party, including credentialing organizations, employers and universities. If you choose to publish with your real name and credentials, you do so with the understanding that the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective will not be held liable. If accepted for publishing, your article may appear on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as on our website.

Guidelines: Submit your article through Google Documents only, along with your full name and credentials and contact information, including a telephone number. You may email the Google Document link to
Self-promotional content won’t be accepted. The purpose of our articles is to help our readers in some way, inform or advocate. Your post should be well-written original content, free of grammatical errors. Grammarly is a great way to check for these things. You may add video links, and photos (if they are stock, or if you retain the rights to them). No violations of HIPAA will be published. If you interview a patient or client, they must be over the age of 18 and sign a release. 

Benefits: Byline and a short bio, two to three sentences, with a link to your practice website, LinkedIn or one other social media account. Establish yourself as an associated professional who upholds our models of empathetic therapy practices, and as a practitioner who supports self-determination and civil liberties. Help other humans. 

Liability: The Therapist Neurodiversity Collective does not assume responsibility for any information submitted by authors or readers. By submitting any work, each author/reader is stating they have properly followed all legal rules and regulations for writing and publishing. Through your submission, you assure that your writing is your authorship and that you are liable for its content. We will not tolerate libel, plagiarism, or copyright infringement. We retain the right to re-publish your article indefinitely under our brand, though you may it publish elsewhere, too.  Cite any quotes, data, images, or third party content used. 

Topic Ideas:

  • Examples of harmful, disrespectful therapy practices and models in pediatric clinics, schools, rehab clinics, SNFS, IRFs, TBI, Dementia, post-CVA)
  • Examples of humane therapy practices and models in your setting (pediatrics, adults, geriatrics)
  • How to advocate for and uphold self-determination of quality of life decisions that patients make in SNFs and Rehab (refusals, swallowing/food, etc.)
  • Patient’s right to refuse (CMS §482.13(b)(2))
  • How to advocate for non-ABA or non-PDIS therapy models in public schools
  • Current research in layman’s terms and its impact on how we view Autistic and neurodivergent people, clients’ rights, students’ rights, patients’ rights
  • Current research in layman’s terms and its impact on how we must change a therapy practice (Old examples include archaic goals for eye contact, whole-body listening)
  • How therapy encroachment from professions not trained or educated in the area can cause significant harm (BCBAS providing speech-language therapy, RBTs/BCBAs doing skilled feeding/swallowing therapy, RBTs providing skilled treatment or therapy, anything outside the scope of practice and education/training). 
  • Therapy practices that encourage Autistic masking and why they are harmful
  • ADHD executive functioning therapy and supports
  • Examples of empathetic therapy practices you have implemented into your setting
  • Examples of measurable therapy goals that uphold self-determination, empower clients/patients/students or promote self-advocacy
  • AAC, no prerequisites and presume competence
  • Need for advanced directives for swallowing/feeding in nursing homes
  • The Patient Self-Determination Act. Is it compatible with ABA treatment?
  • Teaching Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy in conjunction with other therapy goals: Communication; Swallowing/Feeding; Cognition Rehab

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