This is the checkout page for licensed and/or credentialed neurodiversity-affirming therapists to join the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective.
Join the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective – a community where dedicated therapists like Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, LCSWs, Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists unite under a shared commitment to our ethics, values, and practice guidelines.
↪ Exclusive Access: Your membership unlocks a world of neurodiversity-related resources, including on-demand and live courses. You also get exclusive access to recordings of earlier courses, complete with certificates of attendance, that are not available to the general public.
↪ Professional Development: Enhance your skills and knowledge. Earn professional development hours through our comprehensive courses, tailored to your growth and learning. Learn more about earning professional development hours.
↪ Connect and Grow: Be part of a vibrant community that shares your commitment to professional excellence and ethical practice.
↪ Annual Dues: $149.00. An investment in your professional journey. Your membership dues will play a crucial role in the vitality of our Collective because every penny contributed is reinvested to enrich our platform, particularly by compensating the talented presenters who share their invaluable expertise.
↪ Discover the full benefits of a Therapist Neurodiversity Collective membership and take the first step in enriching your professional life.
Experience the power of community, continuous learning, and professional growth with the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective.
Important: Please read first before submitting an application
Collective Membership is open to neurodiversity-affirming licensed and credentialed practicing therapists who work with Autistic, ADHD, wider-Neurodivergent clients and students, or patients with acquired neurological conditions.
- Speech-Language Pathologists/SLTs/SPs
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
- Licensed Social Workers
- Licensed Assistants (SLP-Assistant, COTA/OTA/PTA)
- Other licensed and/or certified therapists
☑️ 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.
What do you need to know about the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective's therapy practice positions before joining us?
First and foremost, Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s therapist members are activists and advocates.
Our Ethics and Values
Position on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Our Positions on Positive Behavior Support, Positive Behavior Interventions, and Positive Reinforcement
Our Non-negotiable position on Social Skills Training
Non-ableist Pragmatic Language Therapy
Our Positions on Feeding Therapy
Please be mindful of our membership criteria before submitting an application.
☑ Please make certain that you understand 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 ABA, Social Skills Training, or Tolerance/Exposure Therapies (CBT, DBT, ERP).
☑ 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.
Please do not apply if you
✖ use ABA or behavioral/compliance-based models or techniques in therapy practices, or use positive reinforcement, or develop behavior plans. There are better ways to address behavior and therapy.
✖ write therapy goals with outcomes of desensitization, tolerance, or extinction.
✖ write therapy goals or programs designed for neuronormative social or sensory outcomes (training autistic people to mask their negative sensory experiences, monotropic interest systems, anxiety, etc.).
✖ use therapies that employ the techniques of Exposure Therapy (any form of “tolerance” or “extinction”, in Vivo and Flooding, Imaginal), including CBT, and ERP, DBT, sensory system desensitization, distress tolerance, or any type of operative conditioning or respondent conditioning (behavior modification through conditioning).
✖ Write therapy goals for programs for social skills training. We practice differently.
What happens after I submit a membership application?
Membership applications are vetted, including license and or credentials. The process may take up to 72 business hours, or longer if there are follow-up questions to a therapist’s application. Applicants may be contacted through email during vetting with a request to provide additional information.
Please remember that 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, sensory tolerance, or distress tolerance, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, and prolonged exposure that would potentially induce emotional distress, trauma, and PTSD.