We started out in 2023 as a group of individuals who come from a wide range of backgrounds, but each with a story to tell of the challenges of adult neurodivergence and a passion for making the journey smoother - more accessible, affirmative and empowering.
It took one of our founders Ai Ling over 5 stressful years of chronic fatigue to get assessed for ADHD alone, and that didn’t even seem to explain everything she was feeling. The entire process of discovery and diagnosis was incredibly negative and isolating, focusing mostly on what was "wrong" rather than leaning into the strengths of being neurodivergent.
Our clinical advisor Keith had been a doctor for 30 years before realising he too had ADHD.
Kim, our neurodivergence coach, is still on a 2 year waitlist to get assessed for autism, having already been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD.
Yes, you can intersect multiple neurodivergences - and many of us do!
Understanding our neurotype and how the different traits manifest in our daily lives can be incredibly empowering.
But sadly, there are millions of people who are still on this confusing journey today, as unsupported ADHD, autism, dyslexia and other neurodivergences can affect every part of your life - from career burnout and fraught relationships to higher rates of chronic illness.
Colin had worked in healthcare his whole career, from Doctors without Borders to Babylon Health, increasing access to care when there was limited availability and resources. A lot about the current state of things didn't make sense:
If 1 in 5 of us are neurodivergent, why is it so difficult for people to get access to appropriate care and support, particularly members of the Global Majority, girls and women?
Why are most workplaces chronically under resourced when it comes to nurturing a neurodiverse workforce?
And if ADHD, autism, dyslexia and other neurodivergences are often co-occurring, why are they assessed in silo?
Together with clinicians, neuroscientists, technologists, and intersectional neurodiversity advocates, Noetic was founded with the goal of democratising neuroaffirming support.
By carefully using the latest in digital health technology, we’re creating a positive, seamless experience for neurodivergence screening, diagnosis and support, ensuring we understand a more complete picture of our minds and live more empowered lives.