Therapist Neurodiversity Collective


This is the checkout page for licensed and/or credentialed neurodiversity-affirming therapists to join the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective.

Therapists (e.g. Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, LCSWs, Mental Health Counselors, psychologists, etc.) may join the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective if they agree to practice with the Collective’s guidelines and uphold our ethics and values.


Annual dues are $149.00.  Learn more about the benefits of a Therapist Neurodiversity Collective membership here.

Please Read First Prior to Submitting an Application

Membership is open to neurodiversity-affirming licensed and credentialed practicing therapists, including:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists/SLTs/SPs
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Licensed Assistants (SLP-Assistant, COTA/OTA)
  • All other licensed and/or certified therapists who do not use ABA or PBS approaches, provide social skills training, or tolerance or exposure therapy.


An applicant’s license and/or credentials must be verifiable through their licensure board or accreditation organization.
An application submission indicates that the therapist agrees to uphold TNDC’s ethics and values.

Important Information: What do you need to know about the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective's therapy practice positions before joining us?

Please make certain that you agree with Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s requirements for membership, before submitting an application.

Membership is not automatic, and occasionally applications are turned down. Most of the time it’s for these three reasons – use of ABASocial Skills Training, or Tolerance/Exposure Therapies.

Before submitting an application, please make certain that your practices parallel our positions because if your application is denied for any of the above reasons you will be refunded the cost of the membership dues minus a 20% administrative fee.

Membership applications are vetted, including license and or credentials. The process may take up to 72 hours, or longer. If there are follow-up questions to a therapist’s application. the therapist will be contacted through email and provided with the opportunity to provide additional information.

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective has a

  • zero-tolerance position for the use of ABA, including the use of positive supports/rewards for client “motivation”
  • zero-tolerance policy for social skills training
  • zero-tolerance policy for the applications of tolerance and exposure therapies, including intense and direct sensory integrative therapy, sensory system desensitization,  systematic desensitization, distress tolerance (DPT), sensory tolerance, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, and prolonged exposure that would potentially induce emotional distress, trauma, and PTSD.


Submission of your application indicates your agreement to adhere to our Terms of Use and hotlinking policies.

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TNDC Practice Guidelines

  • Members are advocates for Disability Rights and Civil Rights
  • Members are advocates for equitable inclusion, and unrestricted access to supports, modifications, and accommodations
  • Members use ethical billing practices in all settings
  • Members adhere to ethical sales of therapy/parent materials/apps/programs
  • Members provide therapeutic programs that are respectful of neurodivergence, such as autistic differences and sensory processing differences, and address the individual’s specific needs as opposed to a diagnostic label
  • Members practice with a presumption of competence and respect for personal agency
  • Members apply a Strength-Based Approach
  • Members are unapologetic in their opposition to the use of ABA, including Positive Supports and Positive Reinforcement (PBS and PBIS)
  • Members use humane and trauma-informed approaches to Feeding Therapy
  • Members provide access to robust AAC with core language, aided language stimulation, and modeling with no prerequisites
  • Members respect Body Autonomy
  • Members do not use Seclusion and Restraint in our Practices
  • Members do not act as Social Skills Trainers/Interventionists
  • Members practice with cognizance of the potentially harmful effects of social skills programs that promote masking
  • Members will use no application of Exposure Therapy (any form of “tolerance” or “extinction”, in Vivo and Flooding, Imaginal), that potentially induces emotional distress, trauma, and PTSD
    This includes ERP, DPT, sensory system desensitization, or any type of operative conditioning or respondent conditioning (behavior modification through conditioning)

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