How boring would life be if all brains were the same? We believe that there is value to being different.

The Grace Autism & Neurodiversity Center is a group practice of highly-trained and compassionate professionals with many years of experience in working with autistic and ADHDer children and adults. We strive to increase the embracing and celebrating of neurodivergence. We provide neurodiversity-affirming services that help neurodivergent individuals, i.e., Autistic children and adults as well as children and adults with ADHD, access the maximum potential of their personal strengths and find a like-minded community of other neurodivergent individuals, where quirky and smart is embraced.

Starting with the completion of affirming evaluation and assessment services, we provide strengths-based Psychotherapy to address anxiety and depression, Social Language Evaluation, Social Navigation Groups, Parent Guidance and Coaching, ADHD/Executive Functioning Coaching, and other services for neurodivergent individuals and their families to improve quality of life. 

Our services are designed for early childhood as well as students who are typically academically on grade-level, but may struggle with managing anxiety, completing tasks, or making/keeping friends.

Neurodiversity is the diversity of human minds, the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species. Neurodivergent means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal limits.”

Neurodivergence (the state of being neurodivergent) can be largely or entirely genetic and innate, or it can be largely or entirely produced by brain-altering experience, or some combination of the two. Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and dyslexia are examples of innate forms of neurodivergence (Walker, 2014).

Where Quirky & Smart is Cool!

Grace Autism & Neurodiversity Center’s Mission Pillars



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To provide affirmative, strengths-based, specialized services for neurodivergent children, adults, and their families.


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By addressing co-occurring mental health issues including anxiety and depression, our services improve quality of life and aid neurodivergent individuals in participating fully and thriving in independent living.


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To address the increased suicide incidence in the autistic population, Grace Autism & Neurodiversity Center offers services with a focus of increasing acceptance, improving cognitive flexibility, and promoting social engagement through connection to peers with similar interests.


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To increase equitable access to testing and services, to address racial disparities in early identification, and improve access to timely and quality care.


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To develop a program that will become a replicable model, creating a community hub that will provide neurodiversity affirmative education, supports, and services.