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Understood is a nonprofit focused on shaping the world for difference. We raise awareness of the challenges, skills, and strengths of people who learn and think differently. Our resources help people navigate challenges, gain confidence, and find support and community so they can thrive. Together, we can build a world where everyone can reach their full potential.
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.
Understood’s “Be the Reason” campaign aims to build awareness of and reduce stigma around learning and thinking differences among parents. Through new research, a social media challenge, and a variety of videos, resources, real stories, and activities for parents to engage their child, we want to help parents be the reason their child thrives.
The #YouCanBeTheReason social media challenge is led by social media influencers The Holderness Family, who share their personal experience with ADHD. The challenge encourages parents to share how they’ve helped their child thrive — across TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. Take the challenge and share how #YouCanBeTheReason.
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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
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