creating a worldwide hub

The Center for Neurodiversity was established to create academic, therapeutic, developmental, career, and residential opportunities for people with autism; family support services locally and around the world; training for corporations, educators, clinicians, families, and a range of other professionals and organizations; and a virtual global community.

a neurodiverse leadership team

Our leadership team consists of professionals from a range of disciplines, including executive leadership of not-for-profit corporations, autism advocacy, sales and marketing, and autism-friendly design. Our close team of advisors extends our capabilities in all aspects of the project, including education, strengths-based assessments and therapy, career development and placement for people with autism, and more. Together, we have focused the vision, clarified our beliefs and our mission, and continue to shape an innovative long-term plan that will enable the Center for Neurodiversity to remain viable and sustainable.

the beginning

In 2015 the vision for the Center was born. Since then, we focused our efforts on carefully selecting the leadership team; developing the philosophy, scope, and mission of the Center; identifying key partners and stakeholders; and creating a sustainable, highly scalable business model. In 2016, the Center for Neurodiversity held its first organizational summit at the Aspen Institute, where our leadership team worked closely with our advisory council and other contributors to hone the ideas we’ll be taking to launch.

a focused launch

We can make an immediate impact in the world and in the lives of our participants by bridging employers to a highly qualified neurodiverse workforce, and from creating paths to higher education.