About All Brains Belong

Class of 2012 Alum Hosts Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children & Adults

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Digital Newsletter (January 14, 2022)

At the age of 37, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine alum and family medicine physician Melissa Houser, M.D.’12, was diagnosed for the first time with autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This transformative experience inspired her to create a new model of healthcare delivery. In December 2021, using her decade of experience treating patients of all ages and her personal experience as a neurodivergent individual, Houser officially opened All Brains Belong VT (ABB)—a nonprofit neuroinclusive primary care and community center offering patient-centered healthcare and inclusively-designed community events.

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A 5 year old ABB Junior Advisory Council member receives an outdoor COVID vaccination with a Buzzy Bee and a dragon fidget.