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Our Phoenix Friends Philosophy

Skill development starts with feeling safe and accepted for who you are.

At Neurodivergent Empowered, our early childhood to teens programs, known as 'Phoenix Friends', prioritise creating safe environments where neurodivergent children can develop essential skills in a world predominantly tailored to neurotypical individuals. Our sessions celebrate cognitive differences and promote inclusivity, utilising neurodivergent-affirmative, positive education and practices. Through our program, we empower our clients to embrace their unique greatness and nurture self-love.


Our team, composed of qualified, dedicated individuals who are neurodivergent themselves, delivers mentoring, education and skills development that blends personal experience with professional qualifications, including a fully registered early childhood teacher and neurodivergent-affirming counsellors. Together, we guide our Phoenix Friends through our 'Authenticity Architecture'©, fostering growth, understanding, and empowerment.

Welcome to the Nest

Held within our cherished Neurodivergent haven, affectionately known as 'the Nest,' nestled in the heart of Caloundra, we invite you to embark on a journey where authenticity reigns supreme. Here, amidst the serene backdrop of Caloundra just a stone's throw away, our sessions are dedicated to peeling away the masks and letting your true self shine.

Foundation of Trust FIRST

We deeply acknowledge that genuine skill development can only thrive within an environment built on the foundations of safety and trust. As neurodivergent individuals ourselves, we recognise the crucial role of these elements, often overlooked in many therapeutic approaches tailored for neurodivergent individuals. It is our commitment to prioritise creating safe and trusting spaces where authentic growth and skill development can occur, ensuring that every individual feels respected, understood, and empowered on their journey.

Tailored to NDIS Goals

We customise activities to match each child's interests, delivering them in a neurodivergent affirming manner. After each session, we provide photos and updates against each NDIS goal to parents and therapy team members, fostering inclusivity and facilitating progress toward individual objectives

NDIS Qualified Team

Our team comprises individuals with the essential NDIS qualifications spanning from early childhood to adults, ensuring comprehensive support across all age groups. Committed to maintaining our expertise, we engage in professional development sessions every fortnight to stay updated and at the forefront of our field. As dedicated and passionate professionals, we bring a unique blend of lived experience and professional qualifications to the table. Among us, we have a fully qualified early childhood teacher with current registration, along with neurodivergent-affirming counsellors. 

We Work With NDIS Clients

Our Phoenix Friends sessions fall under a 6 month NDIS Programs of Support (PoS) Model to ensure predictability for our Autistic clients. This gives some increased certainty around reduction of anxiety for those attending.

Is your neurodivergent child looking for their Venture? We are waiting for them.  Please send an email to if you know what Phoenix Friends session you would like to book your child in to. 

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