Our groups aim to create a safe, accommodating, and affirming spaces. Our group leaders work hard to create enjoyable and accessible spaces for their group members.

 What does neuroqueer mean?  Neuroqueer refers to someone who is both neurodivergent and a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

​Each D&D group includes 6 sessions at $25 per session. 

Your group leader will meet with you individually to discuss needed accommodations and any goals requested to be included in the campaign (e.g. problem solving or building social connections).  This individual meeting is free of charge.  ​

For more information about attending a group, email groups @nurturingdivergence.com

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Our Group Leaders

Our groups aim to create a safe, accommodating, and affirming spaces. Our group leaders are each neuroqueer and work hard to create enjoyable and accessible spaces for their group members. What does neuroqueer mean? Neuroqueer refers to someone who is both neurodivergent and a part of the LGBTQIA+ community,

Each group includes 6 sessions at $40 per session. Your group leader will meet with you individually to discuss needed accommodations and any goals requested to be included in the campaign (e.g. problem solving or building social connections).  This individual meeting is free of charge.  

For more information about attending a group, email groups @nurturingdivergence.com

For more information about our group leaders click on their flyer below.

Meet Our Group Leaders

Adult D&D Group Leader

Matt

Matt (he/they) has Dungeon Mastered every edition of D&D at least once over the last 25 years. As a Dungeon Master, Matt believes that D&D is a storytelling medium first and a game second - but that the story works best when it comes from the player characters' motivations & backstory, & his job is to enable & support players to explore what makes their characters fun.  Just because a DM is in charge of making monsters attack & crafting sincere challenges, doesn't mean the DM & players are on opposite sides.
 

After studying classical studies in college, Matt became interested in making campaign worlds more queer-inclusive, like the real-world mythologies that helped inspire the game.  Matt especially enjoys crafting believable worlds that ring true with real-world history, and which involve high magic and a sense of wonder.

 

He started studying disability rights and accessibility a decade ago when he and an autistic cousin were both working as community organizers, and has been passionate about the work ever since.

 

Matt identifies as genderchaotic and pansexual, and has been diagnosed as having both attention deficit disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.

Teen D&D Group Leader

Bec

Hello adventurers! Take on the persona of a fantasy character you design, and play a game with endless possibilities! This teen-only online Dungeons and Dragons 5e campaign requires no experience and no purchased materials to play – just bring your excellent self. (Experienced players and dice goblins also very welcome!) All players are welcome, experienced or new players, shy and bold; this is a queer and neurodiverse celebratory table. This D&D party will come together to play an original, home-brew adventure inspired by the players themselves. D&D is full of action, but will still be driven by role play by players. Only by working together and with creative problem solving will the party succeed.

 

Bec (she/zee) is a master teaching artist specializing in capacity building through collaborative improvised storytelling, co-coaches coach of an incredible improv ensemble of neuro-diverse artists, and has been playing tabletop role-playing games including D&D for over twenty-five years. She believes that the strongest collaborative spaces thrive in diversity, and has the pleasure of working with an incredibly broad range of populations, (but let’s be honest, teens are the best!) Her work often focuses on elevating queer voices, disabled voices, and other marginalized populations.