Neurodivergent and Thriving: Creating Inclusive Healthcare with Hopper Health
In this podcast episode, Joy sits down with Katya Siddall-Cipolla, CEO and founder of Hopper Health to discuss the challenges that neurodivergent individuals face in a world that is not built for them. Siddall-Cipolla shares her own experience growing up isolated due to her neurodivergence and how she has found connection and support through TikTok. She also discusses the challenges of navigating through a world that is not set up for neurodivergent individuals, including the lack of support from the medical system and difficulties in employment.
The two also delve into Hopper Health, a virtual primary care service specifically designed for neurodivergent adults. Siddall-Cipolla explains the importance of primary care being patient-centered and how Hopper Health addresses this by providing a comfortable and accommodating sensory environment. They also discuss the benefits of neurodivergent-to-neurodivergent communication and how Hopper Health incorporates peer navigators who are themselves neurodivergent.
Overall, this episode sheds light on the experiences of neurodivergent individuals and the importance of creating inclusive spaces and services to support them.