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Neuroqueer Connections 
Community, Peer Support & Affirming Connection

Welcome to Neuroqueer Connections, a supportive online community fostering understanding and connection for those navigating the intersection of neurodivergence, queer identities, and race. 

Join our 90-minute virtual group sessions led by Dani Sullivan, LCSW, and Kim Konopka, LCSW. 

This is an emotionally nurturing virtual space to explore your truth vulnerably, and access peer support. In this virtual group, we will explore living outside of white, cisgender, heteronormative and neurotypical expectations. This support group highlights the importance of gathering in community, in a time of increased isolation, to find belonging. This group exists because we need one another to feel and heal. This group is trauma-informed and grounded in an informed-consent model.

As a virtual group, our shared space will be a place to focus on wellness and personal growth as we orient towards present and future goals. Together, we will uncover barriers to achieving those goals, and hold each other accountable in affirming ways. This group aims to be a supplementary resource for peer support, in conjunction with other forms of support in your life. 

Connect with affirming community, gain social support, perspective and resources to navigate your world and relationships. We encourage interested folks to apply at any time throughout the year and explore drop-in and long-term community commitment options.

This group seeks to build an emotionally nurturing, curious virtual community by hosting by-weekly group meetings over the course of a year. Neuroqueer Connections has ongoing enrollment; this means you can join at any time for a single group, multiple groups, or every group in this year's cycle. Apply with the button below:

Neuroqueer Connections is a year-long offering, from May 15, 2024 - May 14, 2025, with open and rolling enrollment. Group sessions occur every other Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 pm EST. See Schedule Below.

This Community Is for You If:

  • You identify as queer*, or a member of the LGBTQIA+ community AND

  • You identify as neurodivergent*, or having a bodymind that diverges from neuronormative standards or expectations (no ‘formal diagnosis’ required, self-identification is liberatory!) 

  • You may be a person of color seeking inclusive community or you might be a white person who is actively invested in anti-racist practices**

  • You seek an affirming and compassionate community to heal and explore your truth

  • You want to feel connected, confident and affirmed in a world that doesn’t always celebrate your unique and intersecting identities

  • You want to move beyond just survival and you need tools and resources to help you thrive & reach your goals

  • You're figuring out how to navigate self-care and self-expression and you want to connect with others who get it and are doing the same

  • You value intersectional identities and celebrate diversity. You are open to being challenged and changing your mind.  

  • You may live in one of these states: CA, IL, FL, NJ, or NY.

  • If you are wondering if you are queer or neurodivergent ‘enough,’ the answer is yes; please join us! 

*We use the words “queer” and “neurodivergent” in the most inclusive context. We see queer and neurodivergent as umbrella terms that encompass a host of complex and intersecting identities

**BIPOC participation in this group is highly encouraged, with options for BIPOC-only break-out spaces facilitated by Kim

 

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Meet the Facilitators:
Kim Konopka   &   Dani Sullivan

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Kim Konopka, LCSW

(they/them)

Kim Konopka, LCSW often works with neurodivergent QTBIPOC and intercountry adoptees. Kim aims to facilitate accessible community connection by centering collaboration, curiosity and compassion. They are known for their playfulness, emotive expression and moments of quiet reflection. Kim is the Founder of Yungmee Psychotherapy

Dani Sullivan LCSW

(they/them)

Dani Sullivan, LCSW is a queer, non-binary and multiply neurodivergent therapist, coach and author. Founder of Intentions Therapy, Dani is a tender hearted space holder committed to celebrating intersectional 2SLGBTQIA+ identities and building offerings of collective care for their clients and community. Dani is the author of "Intention"

What to Expect from Group Sessions:

Each 90-minute session will meet virtually on Zoom. Group content and focus will ebb and flow based on present member needs. You can expect 3 constants from every session:

Group starts with member check-ins where you can share your current needs, goals and life experiences​

Integrative playground - 10-15 minutes of resourcing / skill practice (guided meditations, resource tapping, somatic practices, creative expression, yoga)

Closing reflections with one-word takeaways from each community member

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Group Meeting Calendar

May 2024-may 2025

Groups are hosted bi-weekly with built in breaks.

See group schedule, including breaks, below:

May 15, 2024

May 29, 2024

Jun 12, 2024 (Shavuot)

Jun 26, 2024

Jul 10, 2024

Jul 24, 2024

Aug 7, 2024

Aug 21, 2024 (Summer Break)

Sep 5, 2024

Sep 18, 2024

Oct 2, 2024 (Rosh Hashanah)

Oct 16, 2024

Oct 30, 2024

Nov 13, 2024

Nov 27, 2024

Dec 11, 2024

Dec 25, 2024 (Winter Break) 

Jan 8, 2025

Jan 22, 2025

Feb 5, 2025

Feb 19, 2025

Mar 5, 2025

Mar 19, 2025

Apr 2, 2025

Apr 16, 2025

April 30, 2025

May 14, 2025

Virtual Group Sessions occur every other Wednesday evening 

from 5:00-6:30pm EST, starting May 15, 2024 through May 14, 2025.

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