How are Resources Added to the Directory?
To qualify for a listing on this page, Blue Ridge Brains believes the professional or business is actively listening and learning to neurodivergent voices, and is far enough along in understanding neurodiversity affirmation + accommodations to be worthy of recommendation status.
The process: As of writing, this list is compiled by Marie Masse (the first of many brains behind Blue Ridge Brains). Marie has had direct contact with each listing. She's asked hard questions, observed them in action, or utilized the resource or service in her own family's journey.
For now, if you utilize this list, take into consideration that Marie is a white, heterosexual, AuDHD, cisgender female. Although she actively participates in listening to diverse experiences, her lived-experience and privilege limits her perspective. Eventually, this directory will grow into a community vetted project—very exciting! That's the goal, anyway.
P.S. You will never find an ABA recommendation on this list. That's a promise.
P.P.S. Have a recommendation for the best, most amazing neurodiversity affirming professional / business, do tell!
That's recommendations of any kind—as long as they're in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, North Georgia, East Tennessee.
Email me and tell me about them + your personal experience with them.
P.P.S. If you'd like your business or services added to this directory, email me and introduce yourself. Let's connect.
Expect to go through the gauntlet (I say that will love). If you recommend ABA services on your website, you will never be eligible for this directory.
P.P.P.S. Would you like to learn more about becoming a neurodiversity affirming space / practice / professional / business / citizen?
Subscribe—even if only for free. There's lots of free resources in the pipeline, as well as monthly, bite-sized implementation plans as a paid subscriber.