About All Brains Belong

All Brains Belong VT

We all have different brains. Different brains have different needs. There is no one "right" way to do anything. All Brains Belong VT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing flexible, individualized ways to get healthcare and connect with community.

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Our programs offer a “universal design” menu of choices. You decide what works for your brain. Everyone has freedom and choice. Inclusion benefits everyone.

At All Brains Belong VT, we combine “health” and “the rest of life.”


Primary Care for Newborns Thru Older Adults with all types of brains
  • We welcome patients of all ages with all types of brains
  • Patients & families create personalized healthcare experiences
  • Sensory-friendly waiting area and office space
  • Flexible ways to schedule & communicate with your team. You can use online booking, text, or e-mail.
  • Specific expertise in child development, learning & communication differences, sensory processing, executive functioning, primary care for neurodivergent kids & adults

Community Programs

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Activities open to everyone (even if you get primary care elsewhere)
  • Outdoor and virtual social opportunities for all ages
  • Meet people through shared interests
  • All communication is OK. Speech, sounds, gestures, text, devices. It’s also OK to parallel play, or hang out and watch. We have a culture of low demand, high autonomy.
  • Collaboration with neurodiversity-affirming professionals and community partners
  • Trainings for professionals, employers, and the community about neurodiversity, inclusion, and health

Help Us Change the World

Play, Learn, Connect

Inclusive outdoor & virtual events for all ages and community education. View our list of programs:

Be Part of the Action

Our volunteer opportunities are flexible to fit your schedule, needs, goals, and interests:

Show Us You Believe

Will you support our mission to support the inclusion of all people? Click below for multiple ways to help:

News & Updates

Vermont Edition: Neurodivergent Vermonters Share What Inclusion Looks Like

Vermont Public: Host Connor Cyrus on Vermont Edition discusses with panelists what it means to think differently than the "typical" ...
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Breaking Out of the Medical Model – ABB on Two Sides of the Spectrum

Dr. Mel Houser was interviewed on Learn Play Thrive's Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast. click to listen to podcast ...
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WCAX: All Brains Belong Takes On Community Health Challenge

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - How much damage did the pandemic do to Vermonters' mental and emotional health? Melissa Houser of ...
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All Brains Belong Featured on “Uniquely Human: The Podcast”

Dr. Mel Houser, Executive Director of All Brains Belong, was interviewed on Uniquely Human: The Podcast. click to listen to ...
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WCAX News: Autism Increases Risk of COVID Complications

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - New research indicates autistic people are at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19. A Vermont ...
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