Expansive Expressions is a mission-driven social enterprise founded in 2017 that is addressing the staggering rates of unemployment among neurodivergent and disabled adults by:

    • Delivering Neuroinclusion Accessibility Consulting & Training to businesses, schools, and organizations;
    • Developing an app that will facilitate workplace belonging and accessibility;
    • Equipping neurodivergent and disabled entrepreneurs with the tools and the resources they need to build a profitable and sustainable business through a start-up incubator program; and
    • Employing & contracting neurodivergent and disabled experts and paying an equitable and thriving wage for the work they do.

As a queer, disabled, and neurodivergent-founded company we are building a model of what inclusive business can look like, from the ground up.

Our vision is to be a global leader in training,  shaping, launching, and sustaining neuroinclusive businesses and workplaces.


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In the beginning…

In October 2017, Jennifer founded her first business, A Space to Thrive, as a private therapy and consulting practice.  This business did indeed thrive as Jennifer walked with hundreds of clients navigating healing through complex trauma.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, A Space to Thrive became a fully virtual teleheath and consulting practice.  They were able to continue serving clients throughout the pandemic and was bolstered by a PPP grant in 2021.

In 2020, at 41 years old, Jennifer experienced her awakening to her Autistic-ADHD identity.  Coming into this identity was the result of many conversations with clients exploring their various neurodivergences as well as years of study Jennifer invested into the neurolandscape of brains that have survived years, even decades of complex trauma.  Though they were beginning to see connections to Autistic-ADHD identity in 2017, they did not realize this truth fully until 2020.

This new knowledge about how her brain works changed Jennifer’s whole world. In June 2022, she retired from a 15 year career as a complex trauma therapist to rebrand her business as Expansive Expressions which brings neuroinclusion to Executive Consulting and Business Coaching.

Expansive Expressions specializes in equipping other late-identified Autistic and ADHD founders, executives, and professionals.  Jennifer was drawn to serve this population inspired by her own lived experiences as an AuDHD business owner.  As they navigated the business start-up process, they were moved to learn of the sheer volume of other Autistic and ADHD people who turn to entrepreneurship due to severe burnout because the mainstream working world is highly inaccessible.

Through conversations and their own lived-experience, Jennifer recognized a lack of business training and support designed by and for neurodivergent entrepreneurs.  This matters because neurodivergent people have exquisitly unique ways of being, thinking, working, and connecting in the world.  Sadly, without business support systems that work WITH our brains, many neurodivergent entrepreneurs struggle with sustainability and profitability.


The vast majority of late or under-identified Autistic and ADHD adults are Black, Indigenous, Women, girls, and gender expansive people.  Research also shows that this group of identities are among some of the highest educated, degreed, and innovative people, resulting in a dynamic of being simultaneously under-resourced and abundantly over-qualified as entrepreneurs and professionals.

With approximately 1 in 3 people being neurodivergent and navigating the workforce, there is significant return on investment for corporations and companies to establish inclusive cultures that recruit, hire, and accommodate neurodivergent talent. 

In fact, according to one study, “companies that offer an inclusive environment for this workforce segment achieved 28 percent higher revenue, 30 percent greater profit margins and about double the net income compared to their competitors.” Additionally, a U.S. Department of Labor analysis found that employers who embraced people with common neurological conditions saw a 90 percent increase in employee retention. (Source)

Bottom line? 

Neuroinclusion is really good for your bottom line.

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