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VT Digger: ‘A real sense of community’: All Brains Belong hosts virtual New Year’s Eve celebration

VT Digger: ‘A real sense of community’: All Brains Belong hosts virtual New Year’s Eve celebration

(Babette Stolk, 12/27/23) The organization, which provides support to neurodivergent individuals, is hosting the event for people who do not feel comfortable in crowded spaces. As 2023 comes to a close and Covid-19 indicators rise, New Year’s Eve parties may ...
VT Digger: Coalition launches campaign to document harassment and bullying in Vermont schools

VT Digger: Coalition launches campaign to document harassment and bullying in Vermont schools

(Auditi Guha, 10/5/2023): Hate incidents, racism and other forms of harassment in Vermont’s pre-K-12 school system have prompted a coalition of 13 organizations to launch a website to collect and document those experiences among students. Vermont Narratives of Change is ...
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WCAX: New program makes health care more effective for neurodivergent patients

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) 8/21/2023 - A new resource kit to help personalize health care for those with autism and ADHD. “I came into All Brains Belong really kind of thinking my life was over, my energy hit an all-time low,” ...
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All Brains Belong Releases Groundbreaking New Resource

Montpelier, VT (8/15/2023) – All Brains Belong, a leading organization dedicated to supporting neurodivergent individuals, announces the launch of a unique free resource to help improve the healthcare of autistic and ADHD adults. 95% of All Brains Belong’s autistic and ...
Vermont Edition: Families with autistic kids are shifting the conversation to inclusion and affirmation

Vermont Edition: Families with autistic kids are shifting the conversation to inclusion and affirmation

Vermont Public: The conversation around autism is changing. This hour, we’ll learn how many parents of autistic children are embracing their neurodivergence. They are seeking inclusion in the classroom and affirmation from doctors. This episode of Vermont Edition was broadcasted ...
WCAX: Challenges autistic individuals face accessing healthcare

WCAX: Challenges autistic individuals face accessing healthcare

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Autistic individuals see the world through a different lens, which can often make tasks like going to the doctor’s office a challenge. Stigmas surrounding autism can often lead providers to dismiss certain illnesses. It can also ...
Restraint & Seclusion in Vermont Schools: Ending the Trauma

Restraint & Seclusion in Vermont Schools: Ending the Trauma

All Brains Belong VT is proud to announce a collaboration with Dr. Ross Greene and Lives in the Balance to advocate for the creation of school environments where children with all types of brains can thrive. Specifically, we advocate ...
VT Digger: Vermont lawmakers consider limiting restraint and seclusion in schools

VT Digger: Vermont lawmakers consider limiting restraint and seclusion in schools

(Peter D'Auria, 3/15/2023) Vermont lawmakers are considering placing restrictions on restraints and seclusion, controversial practices in which students are physically immobilized or detained in school. On Tuesday, the House Committee on Education heard testimony on H.409, which would prohibit schools ...
Vermont Edition: Neurodivergent Vermonters Share What Inclusion Looks Like

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" mind. He also interviews advocates, including Mel Houser MD, Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT, who say every brain ...
WCAX: All Brains Belong Takes On Community Health Challenge

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 the non-profit All Brains Belong said, “Despite there not being a default brain, a lot of the things in society ...