The research that informs our work...
Please find below just some of the research that underpins all of the work we undertake and the services we deliver. Click on the buttons to access the reports.
Why not check out the man who inspired our organization...
When as parents and carers we were looking for a positive way for our children to identify as neurodiverse, Steve Silberman's book NeuroTribes provided an uplifting, life-affirming framework and subsequently inspired the name and approach of our organization. You can check out Silberman's latest projects here (opens in a new window).
When NeuroTribe UK began in 2018, we were on a mission to enable every child and young adult with a special educational need to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. This desire is at the heart of everything we do.
We have long known that to achieve our goal, one of the best ways is to work with families and adults, as well as directly with children and young people in our community. This was the initial focus for our work as we began the journey to discover where NeuroTribe UK could have the most significant impact.
As time has passed, our experiences led us to conclude that it is neccessary to emphasise working with and for our culturally diverse community as an equally important focus: evidence and research highlights significant additional barriers for young Black and Asian and White working-classed neurodiverse people, (particularly male). Hence our focus on cultural diversity and socio-econimic inclusion.
Equally, we have found that working with the schools, colleges, universities and organizations that serve our community through training and consultancy activities and CPD has a greater impact when delivered alongside our clinical supervision and therapeutic services for children, young peole and adults alike.
We are journeying towards a world where our neurodiverse children and young people can identify in a positive way, and feel a sense of belonging in a society they can connect with, make a meaningful contribution to, and gain validation from.
We are a community interest company, which means that the majority of our profits will always go towards providing disadvantaged families of neurodiverse children with psychological, emotional and social support.
If you would like to support our work, check out our Diversive clothing collection. All our gear is completely sustainable, and all profits made help us empower neurodiverse families!
Committed to Empowering Our Neurodiverse Children.
NeuroTribe UK believes in transcending identities. But to transcend an identity, we believe you have to own it first. We aim to enable children with special educational needs to identify with their conditions positively, without shame, or fear: not as a 'disability' or a 'disorder', but a different way of thinking with huge potential.
We believe that SEND practitioners and professionals, educators, policy makers and the helping professions want our children to thrive. And we believe in collaboration. But we recognize, and have experienced first-hand, the agonizing frustration of dealing with the system's current lack of knowledge, awareness and resources. So through our therapy service we aim to provide:
1. Parents, carers, and professionals with a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space to reflect and build on strategies and evidence-based practice necessary to meet the needs of neurodiverse children and young people through clinical supervision.
2. Children and Young People with a safe, shame-free space within which to work through challenges and difficult emotions and experiences in their own time, and at their own pace through our talking therapies and arts therapies.
3. A safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic space for parents and carers to vent their fears and frustrations, practice self-care so they have more inner resources to continue the wonderful support they give their children, and of course, celebrate the many good times, successes and beautiful moments being an SEND parent can bring!
We believe in human connection, integration between Neurodiverse, and 'Neuro-typical' children.
And most of all, we value Respect. Not 'agreement', not 'tolerance', not 'assimilation', or 'acceptance' but real Respect. Alongside our work as practitioners, it is our aim to create social spaces where this connection and integration can happen in a safe space, founded on this core value.