SLP Neurodiversity Collective
Our Mission: SLP Neurodiversity Collective’s mission is to provide free public access to pro-neurodiversity focused therapists, to advocate with our therapists and the neurodivergent and disabled populations we serve, and to provide education for therapy practices and methodologies which presume competence, are non-trauma inducing and which respect human rights, dignity, and sensory preferences. Who We Are: SLP Neurodiversity Collective is a therapy, educational and advocacy international collaborative for SLPs/OTs/PTs and assistants. The purpose of this Facebook page is to reach therapists, educators, and parents to provide education about empathetic and respectful therapy practices and models which do not include any forms of ABA. We do not support ABA because the methodology does not value neurodiversity and many Autistics have told us how damaging and problematic it is. ABA is incongruent with our mission of focusing on therapy models and methodologies that presume competence, are non-trauma inducing and respect human rights, dignity, and sensory preferences. What We Do: The SLP Neurodiversity Collective provides parents, caregivers, clients, and patients FREE access to a world-wide directory of therapists who identify themselves as practitioners of pro-neurodiversity therapy models that do not include the use ABA derived models and methodologies in their practices. The SLP Neurodiversity Collective will advocate for changes in therapy practices to reflect presuming competence in the people we serve, upholding the human rights of disabled humans and respecting communication and sensory differences. The SLP Neurodiversity Collective actively partners with neurodivergent and disabled people to provide resources, educational opportunities, and continuing education units which reflect our core values, to the public and to therapists and educators.