About Us

A Place By & For Neuro-Diverse People

Acceptance is created & run by people on the neuro-diversity spectrum.

We got tired of waiting around for something to change, so we decided to build the facility & community we've always wanted.
Looking out over the meadow at our temporary camping location

Danny Raede

Director of Acceptance
Board Member
CEO @ Asperger Experts
Diagnosed w/ Asperger's @ Age 12

About Danny

Danny Raede is the CEO & Co-Founder of Asperger Experts, the world's largest community & training platform for parents & people on the autistic spectrum, with a global reach of over half a million people each day. Having been diagnosed with Asperger's himself at age 12, Danny inspires, educates and provides much needed guidance to those struggling to live in a world that is, quite literally, painful to them.

He serves as Director on the board of Acceptance, guiding the ultimate vision and helping create a place where people can finally feel truly accepted, connected and at peace.

In his free time he enjoys walking in nature, researching the intersection of architecture & psychology, and eating tacos. Lots of tacos.

Seth MacNeely

Steward @ Grey Owl Hollow
Lead Volunteer
Certified Forest Therapy Guide
2 Children w/ ADD & ADHD

About Seth

While never diagnosed with Asperger's (there wasn't a word for it in those days), Seth was one of the first generation of kids to be treated pharmaceutically for "hyperactivity." With two of his own three children labeled as ADD and ADHD, he is keenly aware of the challenges that we all face.

Seth has spent the last 20 years working in leadership roles within corporate America and the last 10 doing large-scale project management for a company with revenues in excess of 10 billion annually. While successful, his greatest love has been for Nature and the healing connections it can bring to people.

In addition to graduate work in organizational dynamics and human resources, Seth is a classically-trained actor who spent 10 pre-corporate years working professionally in San Diego - feel free to ask for help with Shakespeare homework!

Seth enjoys camping with his family, horseback riding, scuba diving, long motorcycle trips - any excuse to be outside, really!

James Gibbs

Software Engineer
Board Member
Neuro-Diversity Advocate
Diagnosed w/ Asperger's @ Age 32

About james

James Lee Gibbs has been on a journey of self-discovery since learning he was autistic at the age of 32. Previously, life felt like a futile practice of survival. Always struggling to feel "good enough." After learning about the neurodiversity paradigm, James threw himself into the study of psychology, the practice of mindfulness, stoicism, and works of authors like Brené Brown, Alfie Kohn, and Manuel J Smith. Together this has transformed his quality of life, and been pivotal in creating a home oriented around love and acceptance with his wife and two children.

James studied Computer Science and Information Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology while continuing to work on animations that he started in high school. Unfortunately, without the self-awareness and practices acquired in more recent years he returned to his home town in upstate New York before completing his undergraduate degree. He has worked as a professional Software Engineer for 12 years.

He also has participated in several Seattle-area Game Jam events. He spends time among communities like AE+ by Asperger Experts hoping to promote acceptance and advocate for neuro-divergent individuals. He enjoys any combination of time with his family, nature, researching psychology, or playing & designing games.

Titus Kahoutek

Co-Founder of Heroics Training Systems
Board Member
Somatic Coach, Trainer & Speaker
Health Advocate

About titus

First and foremost Titus is a lover of life! An explorer at heart, he is fascinated by the human landscape. As a coach, trainer, speaker and co-founder of Heroics Training Systems, his work focuses on activating and empowering human potential through reintegrating the mindbody as a functional whole.

He works with innovators, leaders and organizations to optimize performance and enrich the living experience.

Titus says, “My passion is to create learning environments that foster the playful development of physical skill and somatic intelligence.We all have hidden skills and capacities that can be cultivated through practice. I love being witness to that moment when a person gains access to abilities they never knew they had."

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