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OUR MISSION

Boulder County's Neurodivergent Community

Inclusion on Purpose seeks to break down barriers faced by neurodivergent people in our local community in Boulder County. We look at creative paths for connecting people with neurodivergence to the broader community, while intentionally cultivating micro-communities that create a sense of belonging and purpose. We both teach skills to people with neurodivergence, and we educate people without. We build bridges, opportunity, and hope for a future where all brains are welcome.

 

OUR PROGRAMS

Young Adult Services

Inclusion on Purpose programs are designed specifically for neurodivergent young adults who are independent in the community and seeking connection. Our participants are strong verbal communicators who run the greatest risk of isolation, anxiety, and depression. They often do not feel represented by traditional disability services and may not “fit in” with neurotypical peer groups. 

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SUPPORTED COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Life Skills Coaches partner alongside our program participants to break down barriers to community access and cultivate meaningful connection. Programming includes person-centered planning, initiation, and engagement in social, volunteer, exercise, cooking, outdoors, learning, and other such activities. 

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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Together, we work to build confidence and capacity by partnering with jobseekers to find meaningful employment. Employment that matches your unique interests and talents. Our employment specialists have advanced training in Autism Spectrum and related neurodivergence to provide you with the support you need.

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MENTORSHIP

Mentors are peers who advise, model, provide experience, and support participation within community. We seek to support development of self-advocacy including increasing self-awareness, developing personal goals, and understanding the contribution of health and safety to overall wellbeing.

 

Our future is one in which everyone has their needs met. Beyond that, it’s one where our humanity is inherent, and we organize our time and our days around our well-being and the relationships we have, and love and joy.

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