Dr. Mel Houser (she/they) is a PDA autistic ADHDer who is a Board-certified family physician with a clinical focus on providing primary care for neurodivergent patients across the lifespan. She is the Founder and Executive Director of All Brains Belong VT, a nonprofit organization in Montpelier, Vermont providing neurodiversity-affirming healthcare, education, and social connection opportunities for kids and adults. At age 37, Dr. Houser was diagnosed as Autistic, ADHD, dyspraxic, dyslexic, and dyscalculic in the context of Autistic burnout. This was the impetus for her to shift her career to reimagining healthcare and other systems that aren’t working for the autistic community. She is also the parent of a 6 year old PDAer, whom she considers her greatest teacher.
Disclosures for Mel Houser
FINANCIAL: Mel is the owner of All Brains Belong VT and receives a salary for her work. She receives commission from Learn Play Thrive for sales of the Neurodiversity Summit.
NON-FINANCIAL: Mel is Autistic and Pathologically Demand Avoidant. She has friends, family, and colleagues who are Autistic. Mel also provides professional consultation and educational training regarding neuroinclusive healthcare, neuroinclusive employment and related topics.