Neurodiverging hosts a monthly peer support group for neurodivergent parents.
“Thanks for supporting a consistent and safe space to connect.” – B.
Who’s hosting this group?
Hi, I’m Danielle Sullivan (she/they), and I’m an autistic parent of 2 neurodivergent kids and the founder of Neurodiverging Coaching.
I’m autistic, queer, poly, enby, vegetarian, collaborative, heart-centered, and many other things. Get in touch with me at email@example.com, and learn more about me and Neurodiverging on our About Page.
Who is this group for?
This group is for anyone who identifies as neurodivergent and a parent.
Whether you’re in the process of discovering your neurotype, self-identifying, or formally-diagnosed, you are welcome here.
Whether you’ve birthed children, adopted children, joined a family with children, or are otherwise parenting in some capacity, you are welcome here.
When does this group run?
We meet once a month on the fourth Tuesday at 10AM Mountain Time. This is an open group, which means you can attend as you have time and interest as long as you are a member of the Patreon, and you can cancel membership any time you like.
How accessible is the group?
This is an open group, which means that new people can join at any time (space permitting), and no one has to worry about occasionally missing meetings. We do encourage those of you who are able to attend as many meetings as you can, to help us all get to know each other well and feel comfortable together. We generally offer open discussions, but will occasionally have themed discussions at member request.
All conversation in the meeting is completely optional. If you need time to feel comfortable contributing, you have it. If you want to lurk, you can. Cameras can be on or off as individuals are comfortable. We can use the voice chat, the text chat, or a combination of both.
We have a private Discord set up so group members can converse in between meetings, or folks who can’t meet at the regular time can join in.
How can I join the group?
Join Neurodiverging’s Patreon community at patreon.com/neurodiverging for at least $3/month to access the Neurodivergent Parent Affinity Group on Discord. We have a specific channel just for parents and a video and text platform very similar to Zoom within Discord, so folks can share resources and continue talking in between meetings to increase support for everyone.
If $3/month is a burden for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our scholarships.
Code of Conduct:
We ask all members/attendees of the group to abide by these rules, for everyone’s safety and wellbeing. If you have any questions or concerns about any of these, I encourage you to reach out to us at email@example.com. We will be happy to have a conversation about your concerns. We are determined to do our very best to accommodate everyone.
1) We value the diversity in human experience. We include, respect and trust each other. We are safe here to express ourselves and be ourselves, and we will help each other find and keep that safety.
2) To keep our space safe, everything discussed in the group must be kept confidential. Please do not talk or write about anything you’ve heard or seen in the group to anyone outside of it. Please do not interact with other group members outside of the group without their explicit permission. Please check in if you have questions.
3) To keep our space inclusive, please do your best not to verbally interrupt the facilitator or any group members during our turns to speak. Listening is as important as speaking during support groups. I know this can be hard, so please let me know if there’s any way I can support you with this.
4) We are here together. Please try to be present when listening to each group member. Give feedback when needed; nod your head, leave an emoji, or otherwise show when you understand what someone is saying.
I have another question that’s not covered here?
We’re happy to help! Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.