Understood is a nonprofit dedicated to shaping the world for difference. We provide resources and support so people who learn and think differently can thrive — in school, at work, and throughout life.
Making an impact
Seventy million people in the United States have learning and thinking differences, like dyslexia and ADHD. But the world isn’t set up for them to thrive. We’re working to change that by raising awareness and providing resources to help people with differences reach their potential. Learn more about our vision and impact in our annual report.
We provide people with the tools and information they need to navigate challenges, improve skills, discover strengths, and find support. Our digital resources and community help people with differences — and those who support them — to build confidence.
Our content, campaigns, and partnerships raise awareness and change attitudes about learning and thinking differences. We want everyone to understand the challenges, strengths, and skills of people who learn and think differently.
We empower people to speak up and take action to build a more equitable world for people who learn and think differently. Our resources help employers, employees, educators, and health care providers have productive conversations that lead to change.
Providing support at key stages
Learning and thinking differences are lifelong. We support people at key moments throughout their lives with our expert-vetted resources. We’re constantly expanding our range of products and content to meet different needs and audiences. Our goal is to increase our community of 20 million users worldwide by tens of millions more in the next few years.
How you can help
Directly support our mission
Help us shape the world for difference so the 70 million people in the United States with learning and thinking differences have the support they need to thrive.Donate now
Learn about our partnerships
We work with partners — collaborators who share our passion and vision for making the world more equitable for people who learn and think differently.Learn more
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