Who is The Change Starts Here Collaborative?


We just recently launched and are excited about what is to come. We are a collaborative of advocates and educators for neurodiversity. We want to see systemic and legislative change as a part of our work to support families. We see value in neurodiverse individuals and want to see their voices lifted and valued in the discussion. We want to link arms with fellow advocates and fight to improve the quality of life of families while maintaining stability for their children.

So, who is this for?
This is for families of kids with brain-based disabilities. That includes diagnoses like ADHD, Autism, FASD, ODD, OCD, PANS/PANDAS, learning disabilities, and so much more. It also includes kids who don't necessarily have a diagnosis, but have learning or social differences.
This is for families of kids who have trauma. We will always be committed to trauma-informed practices.
This is for families of kids who have mental health challenges. This includes, things like bipolar,...

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Welcome to the Collaborative!

about us Nov 01, 2020
by Aubrey Page

Wow! Launch day!  This has been in the works for several months. We are so proud of the content we are curating for you in your endeavors to support neurodiverse individuals.  Be sure to find out who we are.

As collaborators we are working to provide you with information via short courses that give you a lesson in less than 15 minutes (so even if you're waiting in the car pickup line you can still get some learning in).  We are working on many partnerships to bring you passionate, practical, and progressive information to help you on your mission to support neurodiverse individuals.

What is neurodiversity?  According to Psychology Today:

Neurodiversity refers to the idea that neurological differences, such as those seen in autism or ADHD, reflect normal variations in brain development. Neurodiversity is often contrasted with the “medical model,” which views conditions such as autism or ADHD as disorders to...

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