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What is Neurodiversity School?

It’s not a school in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, Neurodiversity School is an eLearning community offering both online learning courses and forums for adults who identify as neurodivergent or autistic and their loved ones.

At Neurodiversity School, we want to help neurodivergent individuals live their best lives and support autism allies and parents. To do this we have created content that is designed to help you feel comfortable communicating with others, empowered to build successful relationships, and feel confident being your authentic self.

Our eLearning opportunities will be ever-growing in order to best serve our community of followers. Our online courses include videos, interactive learning tools, worksheets, podcasts, and books. Additionally, when you sign up for an eCourse you will be able to access an online community where you can chat with other neurodivergent individuals or autism parents. This gives you an opportunity to connect with people who share a similar identity and can understand the challenges you may be experiencing. It also gives you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in these courses in a safe and supportive environment.

Ultimately, the goal of Neurodiversity School is to be a safe online space where you will feel welcomed and supported as you practice positive self-growth.

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Who is a Good Fit for Neurodiversity School?

Our online courses are tailored to meet the unique needs of neurodivergent adults with autistic traits, and parents of youth or adults on the autism spectrum.

We have future plans to develop courses for other neurodivergent populations, neurotypical romantic partners in a relationship with an autistic individual, professionals who commonly work with neurodivergent individuals, educators, and more.

You might be a good fit for Neurodiversity School if you (or your child) have experienced some of the following difficulties:

How You Feel Inside

  • Misunderstood
  • Anxious or stressed
  • Lonely or isolated
  • Low self-esteem
  • Like you don’t fit in
  • Bad or depressed
  • Like an imposter
  • Feel sensory overload
  • Drained by social interactions

How You Think or Act

  • Hard on yourself
  • Avoid uncomfortable or new situations
  • Don’t know what to say and freeze up
  • Shut down during conflict
  • Misread social cues
  • Think you are broken or defective
  • Tend to worry a lot
  • Think over & over about what you should’ve said
  • Unintentionally hurt people’s feelings

How You’ve Been Treated

  • Told you "overreact"
  • Criticized or corrected a lot
  • Told you acted weird or bad
  • Misinterpreted negatively
  • Called “picky”, “difficult”, “sensitive”
  • Not listened to
  • Socially rejected
  • Bullied or traumatized
  • Pressured into things

What You’ll Gain from eCourses at Neurodiversity School

At Neurodiversity School, our main focus is on self-growth as a neurodivergent individual or the parent of a neurodivergent teen or adult. Our goal is to help you experience greater life satisfaction, and better communication and relationships. We know that this work may feel intimidating at first, but rest assured that the time and resources you put into these efforts will be worth it.

You can expect to gain knowledge and skills related to three key life domains:

Communication

  • Learn a structured yet flexible communication process that you can apply in most situations to improve communication with people in all parts of your life
  • Gain strategies to help you better handle conflict & misunderstandings
  • Build self-confidence in your ability to communicate & connect with others

Relationships

  • Learn the key ingredients to building & maintaining relationships
  • Gain support from our online community of learners who can relate to you
  • Practice the skills you learn with our online community to enrich your learning

Self-Care

  • Learn how to reduce stress & burnout by listening inward to your feelings & caring for your needs
  • Develop greater self-compassion to help you feel better about yourself & more hopeful
  • Understand the steps to leading an authentic life & feeling more comfortable being yourself
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A Message from Founder Dr. Tasha Oswald


"As a therapist and researcher, I have been working with neurodivergent individuals and their families for over 15 years. I founded and am currently seeing clients at my autism therapy practice, Open Doors Therapy, located in Palo Alto, CA. At Open Doors Therapy, I began to see the profound need for more accessible autism resources when people from all over the world started reaching out to me for support. This is ultimately what led me to create Neurodiversity School.

My hope is that Neurodiversity School will meet the needs of the global neurodivergent community by providing resources that adequately address their struggles. As this eLearning platform continues to grow and evolve, I hope you will always feel welcomed and appreciated for who you are. I hope that as you build more skills and belief in yourself, you will be able to lead a life that feels authentic and fulfilling. Ultimately, I hope you will be able to build and maintain the kinds of relationships you have always dreamed of.

As the founder of Neurodiversity School and a lifelong learner, I am always trying to grow and learn from the neurodivergent community about their pain points and how to best provide support. I welcome and encourage feedback and suggestions. I hope you will consider being a part of the growth of this powerful eLearning community!"

Dr. Tasha Oswald PhD Founder of Neurodiversity School

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FAQ

According to the dictionary, neurodiversity and neurodivergence define "the concept that differences in brain functioning within the human population are normal, and that brain functioning that is not neurotypical should not be stigmatized." In a broader sense, neurodiversity is often a term used to describe an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, dyslexia, and others with neurodevelopmental or cognitive differences.

No! We welcome anyone who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum or self-identifies as being neurodivergent and their caregivers. We recognize that autism is largely misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in women and adults with average to high IQs, and this is one of the main reasons why we feel so passionate about creating a space where individuals have access to support and learning opportunities without a formal diagnosis.

No. Neurodiversity is strictly an eLearning platform. We cannot offer you psychotherapy on this platform. If you are looking for therapy, please visit our resources page.

You have two options per course:

Option 1: Access all the course material at once without access to the online community. You will have access to the eCourse for 3 years.

Option 2: Receive one lesson per week across 12 weeks. You have access to the online community, and each week you will engage with community members online around sharing reflections and activities to practice skills. You will continue to have access to the eCourse for 3 years.

For a more detailed list of frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ for neurodivergent individuals, or for parents & caregivers.

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