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Understood is the only lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently. Today, we reach more than 20 million people each year, helping them discover their potential, learn how to take control, find community, and stay on a positive path along each stage of life’s journey. Once learning and thinking differences are embraced, confidence is built, community is created, jobs become careers, and life is more fulfilling.
To further our mission of supporting, advocating for, and creating awareness around the 1 in 5 people who learn and think differently, Understood launched for/by: an ezine on Medium that aims to counter the misconceptions of learning and thinking differences by sharing real stories, perspectives, and experiences from neurodiverse individuals.
Learn more about our experts and their areas of focus
Subject Matter Expert, Understood
Areas of expertise: special education, learning disabilities and ADHD, early intervention
Executive Director, Learning Development, Understood
Areas of expertise: special education, learning disabilities and ADHD, school administration
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
Subject Matter Expert, Psychology and Learning, Understood
Areas of expertise: special education, ADHD, social-emotional functioning, mental health