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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 ...
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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 podcast Show Notes (8/5/2022): For many years, parents of autistic children and family members, and autistic people themselves have expressed ...
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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 doctor says she’s witnessing the pattern firsthand. Dr. Melissa Houser opened her nonprofit, All Brains Belong VT, a little less ...
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It Takes A Village

In April 2022, a group from All Brains Belong VT's Community Advisory Board members created the "It Takes a Village Fund," a donation-based scholarship to support ABB's patients experiencing challenges keeping up with medical bills. Click here to learn more ...
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All Brains Belong Models Inclusive Healthcare for People with Disabilities

All Brains Belong VT Executive Director Melissa Houser, M.D. gave an invited presentation for Bistate Primary Care Association regarding barriers to health for patients with disabilities. Dr. Houser also presented All Brains Belong's model of universal design for health. 2/2/2022: ...
WCAX News: All Brains Belong offers neuro-inclusive vaccination clinic

WCAX News: All Brains Belong offers neuro-inclusive vaccination clinic

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Not all people -- and brains -- are the same. That’s why ‘All Brains Belong VT’ is offering neuro-inclusive vaccination clinics to accommodate people who have anxiety, are afraid of needles, or experience discomfort in typical ...
Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults

Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Digital Newsletter (January 14, 2022) At the age of 37, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine alum and family medicine physician Melissa Houser, M.D.'12, was diagnosed for the first time with autism ...
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