Want to join a community of neurodivergent practitioners?

Join our new platform and connect with clients today.

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How it works.

Our new online platform provides a space for neurodivergent practitioners from around the globe to receive referrals and connect with clients - free of charge.

Since Thriving Autistic began in July 2020, we have grown from the spark of an idea into a global not-for-profit with a focus on the human rights of neurodivergent people to thrive.

We are a strong team of neuroaffirmative, neurodivergent counsellors, coaches, psychologists and therapists. Month on month, we have found our client referrals doubling, trebling and beyond. This exponential growth has shown us there is a real and urgent need to create a wider community for neurodivergent practitioners to connect with clients, and a safe space for neurodivergent clients to find practitioners who can truly understand some of their experiences from the inside out.

We offer this platform to the community without cost, with the aim of providing space for providers and clients to connect.

We appreciate that neurodivergent people across the globe come from many different backgrounds, with multiply marginalized identities being the norm rather than the exception for our community. We are committed to providing a platform for all neurodivergent practitioners, with a special focus on elevating the voices of those of us who hold multiply marginalized identities.

As an organisation, we are committed to racial equity and we support the vitally important Black Lives Matter Movement. We are determined to promote the decolonization of mental health services and acknowledge the structural racism embedded into the vast majority of EU and US-centric counseling and psychology training programs. We recognise therefore that multi-dimensional barriers to equitable training exist. We warmly invite insured practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to share this space.

If you are a multiply marginalized member of our community and you have time or interest in helping shape the direction of Thriving Autistic, please get in touch. We are determined that there is representational equity in the leadership of our organisation and are actively recruiting paid advisors and volunteer board directors.

Verification

Who can list their services:

We welcome neurodivergent professionals who are fully qualified, insured practitioners.

Commitment to practice:

While we each have our own experiences, expertise and autonomy, core to this community is a commitment to respectful, neuroaffirmative practice. Each practitioner who wishes to advertise services must consent they agree with the principles outlined in our Neuroaffirmative Practitioners Commitment for Respectful Practice. (see below)

We do appreciate that each of us is on a personal journey of evolving our understanding and unpacking any privilege we hold and so if you would like support on your journey before wholeheartedly agreeing to the commitments outlined, we can signpost you to resources and further trainings.

Documentation required:

We will need a digital copy of your primary qualification, your current practitioner insurance, proof of your membership of a professional body and a photo ID. We will store your documents securely according to GDPR regulations.

Fees

There is no charge for listing your services on our site. The service is offered completely free of charge to the community. You can advertise and receive referrals free of charge. 

Your autonomy

By listing your services on this site it does not imply that you are employed by Thriving Autistic. You are acting as an independent service provider and this website is provided as a service to the neurodivergent community to help people offer and find support.

Technical support

It's a fairly straightforward process to get set up on our system, however, we will be here to support you if you run into any difficulties.

Payment Processing Option:
If you would prefer to streamline your bookings and payments, we do also offer an optional payment processing and online checkout service. This service requires you to either connect Paypal to your account on our site, or add your bank account to Stripe processing. If you choose this optional service it's important to know that both Paypal and Stripe charge small commissions and fees for these transactions (less than 5%).
Payment processing is an additional service and completely optional. 

Next steps:

Email us for the link to upload your documents to our secure server and we will get you started!


Preview the Platform

Steps to get started:

01

Reflect

Read and reflect on the core agreements for respectful practice before deciding to join the community. While we each have different areas of expertise, it's vital we all come from the same model of neuroaffirmative support.

02

Upload

Email us for your private link to upload your required documenation.

03

List

Once your uploaded documents have been checked by our team, you'll receive our welcome pack and link to set up your listings!

04

Questions

We will be here to support you every step of the way! Email us hello@thrivingautistic.org

Commitment to Practice

We commit to follow to the very best of our ability these signposts of a respectful practitioner inspired by the Therapist Neurodiversity Collective International:

  • We presume competence
  • We offer alternative & augmentative communication methods
  • We advocate for self-determination
  • We advocate for inclusion
  • We facilitate self-advocacy skills
  • We do not support ABA practice or any methodologies that teach compliance
  • We take a strengths-based approach
  • We respect each clients autonomy
  • We respectfully appreciate intersectionality in both ourselves and our clients & work to unpack any privilege we may have
  • We are actively anti-racist
  • We are LGBTQIA+ affirmative
  • We actively seek out CPD, research and learnings from neurodivergent adults
  • We use identity-first language while respecting individual clients preferences