Foundations for Divergent Minds (FDM) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded and led by multiply-neurodivergent autistic people, our mission is to ensure equity, access, and fulfilled lives for neurodivergent people through inclusive, practical, and affirming neurodiversity-based programming and education. Headquartered in Texas, FDM utilizes effective, innovative digital and culturally-responsive methods to serve a diverse range of individuals, families, organizations, and providers across the globe.

Our Courses

Changing the Way We Support

Course for Educators, Therapists and Related Professionals

Building Support at Home

Course for Parents, Guardians and other Caretakers

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Oswin Latimer

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Principal Executive Officer

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Kassiane Asasumasu

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Content & Coordination Director

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Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

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Advocacy & Research Director

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Shalia Martin

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Outreach & Development Director

Our Articles

Neurodiversity is Respect

But a world that’s built only for certain types of people can be isolating even with decent accommodations. People deserve more than the right to participate. They deserve to decide what they do and don’t participate in. They deserve to have spaces that are ready for them in their entirety. They deserve respect.

Neurodiversity is Access

Though it remains imperfect, access is an essential component of neurodiversity. In a world full of opportunities, legislation such as the IDEA and ADA provides opportunities for neurodivergent people to access the recreational, educational, social, Read more…