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Understood.org is the resource that helps the 70 million people with learning and thinking differences anticipate the challenges, barriers, or opportunities in life and confidently reach their potential. We do this through personalized and expert-driven experiences, community, and content. Our mission is to shape a world for difference so that people who learn and think differently can thrive, to build a more equitable world where neurodiversity is championed and celebrated, and everyone can be uniquely Understood.
Introducing Wunder: a free, first-of-its-kind community app designed to help parents feel less alone, more supported, and more confident in navigating learning and thinking differences. Unlike other platforms or resources online, Wunder is a safe space for parents to gather tips and educational resources on learning and thinking differences, seek advice from experts, and share personal stories of triumph or frustration with other caregivers – because that’s what being in an authentic community is all about.
Learn more about our experts and their areas of focus
Associate Director, Behavior Change & Expertise, Understood
Areas of expertise: special education, ADHD, social-emotional functioning, mental health
Executive Director, Learning Development, Understood
Areas of expertise: special education, learning disabilities and ADHD, school administration
Executive Director of Behavior Change & Expertise, Understood
Areas of expertise: mental health & wellbeing at work, prevention, coaching
Executive Director, Learning and Emotional Assessment Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Areas of expertise: neuropsychology, mental health, learning disabilities, ADHD
Joan Weiler Arnow ’49 Professor and Chair of Education Program, Lasell University
Areas of expertise: bilingual special education services, learning disabilities, and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
Clinician in Private Practice; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Morehouse School of Medicine
Areas of expertise: clinical psychology