Recently our founder, Jason Harris, spoke with Kim Wagaman, co-founder of EPIC Revolution, an organization that seeks to help neurodiverse teens and young adults find friendship, support, and solidarity. The ever-evolving group is community oriented and sustained by friendships created through shared experience. Kim has specialized in coping, regulation, and social relationships with the neurodiverse community since 1995. She also teaches yoga. Epic Revolution’s unique developmental approach to therapy is youth-centered and based in trust and acceptance.
EPIC is a social club that offers a chance for neurodiverse* teens and young adults to connect with compatible peers and adult mentors in a positive and safe environment. EPIC is structured as a non-religious youth group founded on a doctrine of respect for self and for others. Their weekly evening meetups are memorable and fun and offer both physically active and quieter pursuits which foster social communication, increased self-awareness, and self-confidence. Their skilled professional adult mentors are wonderfully attuned to each club member and offer encouragement and support as well as space for personal exploration. EPIC is proud of its Leadership Team, established members who provide outreach to new, younger, and less-involved participants and plan and host games and activities.
(*Neurodiverse is defined here as including, but not limited to, persons who identify with High Functioning Autism, ADHD or other language or sensory processing differences. EPIC asserts that neurological variations are authentic forms of human diversity, self-expression and being.)
KAARY OGARD & KIM WAGAMAN founded EPIC in 2011 as a creative response to the need for friendship, support, and solidarity among neurodiverse teens and young adults. The ever-evolving group is community oriented and sustained by friendships created through shared experience.
Kaary is a speech pathologist specializing in autism and neurodiversity since 1998.
Kim has specialized in coping, regulation, and social relationships with the neurodiverse community since 1995. She also teaches yoga.Their unique developmental approach to therapy is youth-centered and based in trust and acceptance.
For more information on Epic Revolution, please visit: http://www.epic-revolution.com/
For a downloadable podcast of this interview please visit: http://jasonsconnection.podbean.com/e/celebrating-different-ways-of-being-meet-kim-wagaman-of-epic-revolution/?token=34f923af999eb0429c1e9a21906fd3a9