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A therapist (SLP/ST, OT, PT) may become an official member if you meet our provider requirements (credentialed and/or licensed) and agree to our ethics and values.

Students enrolled in an accredited, university-level program leading to certification and/or a license to practice speech-language pathology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy or physiotherapy, or to practice as a licensed assistant may become a student member with your university email address.

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective believes that the Neurodiversity Movement is a Human Rights Movement. First and foremost, we are activists and advocates.

  • Membership is not automatic. We do turn down therapists if they do not meet membership requirements.
  • All memberships require administrative vetting and approval prior to admittance. Approvals are done Monday – Friday, only, and the process may take up to 72 hours.
  • Please make certain you meet our requirements to join prior to submitting a membership application. We have a no-tolerance position for the use of ABA, including positive supports/rewards in our practices, as well as a no-tolerance policy for neurotypical social skills training.
  • Please make certain you agree to adhere to our Terms of Use and hotlinking policies.
  • Please review our positions prior to submitting an application to make certain 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.

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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)

Checkout Agreement

  1. If you do not meet a membership-level criterion, your payment will be refunded minus a 20% administration fee.
  2. No refunds will be processed once a membership has been approved.
  3. If members are found to be in grave violation of practice guidelines, plagiarism/copyright laws, or in violation of therapist ethics/licensure rules, the member’s membership privileges will be revoked without refund.