Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

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  • We are advocates for Disability Rights and Civil Rights.
  • We are advocates for equitable inclusion, and unrestricted access to supports, modifications, and accommodations.
  • We use ethical billing practices in all settings.
  • We adhere to ethical sales of therapy/parent materials/apps/programs.
  • We 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.
  • We practice with a presumption of competence and respect for personal agency.
  • We apply a Strength-Based Approach.
  • We are unapologetic in their opposition to the use of ABA, including Positive Supports and Positive Reinforcement (PBS and PBIS), or any type of operative conditioning or respondent conditioning (behavior modification through conditioning).
  • We use humane and trauma-informed approaches to Feeding Therapy.
  • We provide access to robust AAC with core language, aided language stimulation, and modeling. There is no gatekeeping for access to AAC. AAC is for non-speaking, minimally speaking and speaking individuals.
  • We respect bodily autonomy.
  • We do not use Seclusion and Restraint in our Practices.
  • We do not act as Social Skills Trainers/Interventionists.
  • We practice with cognizance of the potentially harmful effects of social skills programs that promote masking.
  • We do not use applications of exposure therapy (any form of “tolerance” or “extinction,” in Vivo and Flooding, Imaginal), as these potentially induce emotional and physical distress, trauma, and PTSD in Autistic and Wider-Neurodivergent individuals as well as patients with acquired neurological conditions. This includes exposure techniques used in CBT and ERP, distress tolerance techniques used in DBT, and sensory system desensitization goals.