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What does Neurodiversity mean?

Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of our neurocognitive ability. Everyone has talents and struggles. However, for some people the variation between those strengths and challenges are more pronounced. Neurodivergent people tend to find some things very easy and other things incredibly hard. This usually leads to an inconsistent performance at school or work. However, when neurodiverse individuals are in the right environment; making use of their strengths, instead of constantly trying to overcome challenges they have a competitive advantage over many things.

Neurodiversity by the Stats...

Did you know?

* 90% of disabilities are invisible.

* 5% of the world's population have ADHD.

* 1-2% of the world's population is Autistic.

* 10% of the world's population are dyslexic.

* 5% of the world's population are dyspraxia.

* 1-2% of the world's population have Tourette Syndrome.

* 7 % of the world's population have mental/health needs.

* 5% of the world's population have an acquired brain injury.

There tends to be a lot of overlap, but as you can see, it's fairly normal to have different thinkers in our population!

We embrace differences....

EAA takes very seriously IDEA, The Americans with Disabilities Amended Act of 2008 (ADAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; so much so that our individualized sessions are customized to support successful outcomes with all students. We are committed to providing supportive services that enable our neurodiverse students to participate in, and benefit from, all school/college opportunities and activities within their communities. Our Academic Coaching section highlights our dedication to ensure students reach their maximum potential regardless of their learning style.

We are extremely successful with supporting our neurodiverse population:

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Bipolar
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • High-functioning autism
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Nonverbal learning disorder or Nonverbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
  • OCD
  • ODD
  • Visual perceptual/visual motor deficit

Parent Testimonials

My son has been diagnosed with Asperger's since he was 10. As you can imagine at times my wife and I felt as though we were in the dark with respect to our son's matriculation in school and social environments. The best thing we did for our son was to get him supports early on. We started in elementary school and continued to current day "college". He's now 21 and doing extremely well with his Academic Coach.... 

Michael Trendon

My son attends Montgomery College and EAA has been paramount in supporting his every need. When I first met the Director, I was impressed with how much he knew about the institution, the key players (DSS counselors), and selecting the “most accommodating” professors. Since being with Educational Associates and Affiliates, my son has been performing quite well.....

Kathy Simms

In 2021, I was looking for insight on the right types of supports to aid my child throughout college. Although the 4 year threshold for a typical student didn't meet my daughter's abilities, I'm proud to say the outcome was reached. Nothing could have been achieved without the help of Educational Associates & Affiliates....

Stephen Cullinan

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