A.C.C.E.P.T. Group for
Neurodivergent Adults > 30
This group is part of the A.C.C.E.P.T. Program™
suite of groups for neurodivergent youth and adults that promotes understanding, connection and critical consciousness.
Current group now running and registration is closed. Join the waitlist below.
Ideal for those who want to:
Explore your Neurodivergent Operating System
Build Communication and Self-Advocacy Skills
Share Experiences and Strategies with Other Neurodivergent Adults
Live an Authentic and Meaningful Life
“I combine my therapy skills with ten years of academic teaching to help ACCEPT > 30 group participants understand their neurodivergent operating systems and become fluent in translating their perceptions and experiences to neurotypical friends, family members, colleagues, and service providers, so they can experience greater authenticity and ease in their lives with the neurodiverse population to promote self-awareness, self-regulation, and improved executive function, attention, and time management.”
“My wish is that neurodivergent-identifying individuals, like myself, have access to more safe spaces where they feel their identity is affirmed, gain access to support without a formal diagnosis and further develop self-understanding. I am an experienced group facilitator and peer mentor who works primarily to support and advocate for the neurodivergent and 2SLGBTQ+ community with a background in providing individual, interpersonal and employment-related support. Aside from being in the process of completing my BSW, I hold a degree in Illustration. I use every opportunity to integrate art into my practice to promote different modes of self-expression and communication.”
Sarah Smith (she/her)
BSW Placement Student, York University
Peer Support Worker and Group Facilitator
Week 1: Introduction What does it mean to be neurodiversity-affirming and DBT-informed?
Week 2: CURIOSITY What’s my unique neurodivergent operating system (NDOS)?
Week 3: PERCEPTION How do I perceive the world through emotions, senses, and mind?
Week 4: ASSERTIVENESS What’s my communication style?
Week 5: CONNECTEDNESS How do I relate to others and others to me?
Week 6: EXCEPTIONALITIES What is my place in a neurotypical world?
Week 7: TOLERANCE How do I change what I can and live with what I can’t?
Week 8: Wrap-up – How can I practice compassion for myself and others?
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How to Join
Current group now running and registration is closed. Join the waitlist.
Current group now running and registration is closed.
Join the waitlist.
Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Other A.C.C.E.P.T. Program™ groups
The ND Room
An activity-based group for neurodivergent individuals in grades 7-12. The group provides a space for individuals to explore neurodiversity, self-expression, sexuality and gender.
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A.C.C.E.P.T. Group for Couples
A virtual support group for ND/NT and ND/ND couples who want to explore and understand how neurodivergence impacts your relationship.
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