Recently, a friend shared with me a list of accommodations that therapists can recommend for neurodivergent clients. (To clear up any possible confusion, when I use the term “neurodivergent,” I’m using the broad definition meaning anyone and everyone whose brain falls outside of typical. This includes any and all DSM diagnoses. Not everyone uses this definition and that is okay! I err on the side of inclusivity.)
This list was written by Kate Kowalczik, LCSW, who was kind enough to give me permission to share it here. Kate developed a document that provides education about requirements for accommodations and a master list of various accommodations someone might benefit from at their school or workplace. This is a vital resource for any mental health provider who helps clients get accommodations and for any individual who wants to know a bit more about their rights.
I have it bookmarked under my clinical resources and refer to it for determining the right wording for accommodations letters. I also use it with clients to show them what their options are when they know they need an accommodation but aren’t sure where to start with their request.
Check out the list here, and thank you Kate for putting together this resource!