We are Divergent Labs.

Divergent Labs, Inc. connects great minds to big projects. Neuro-divergence (autism and related wiring differences) can be a great asset when the work environment is optimized for people to contribute effectively, but it can be a hindrance if not. Divergent Labs aims to unleash the contributions of undiscovered talented people on full throttle. We are creating autistic workspaces that make it possible for the genius, integrity, concern for details, and specialized focus that are the trademarks of the autistic mind to be expressed.

Our Programs


Ocate Cliffs

The Ocate Cliffs program is in the process of building a mountain retreat center that will serve groups of 20-60 on a remote mesa top in Northern New Mexico.


The Rhizome program is an incubator of ideas for evolving Autistic Economy - a mutualistic sustainable economy by Autistic people and our allies for Autistic people and the Humanity at large.

Technical Services

The Technical Services program specializes in custom software development, databases, web applications, and mobile apps. We work for businesses and government. (NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING)

About Us


Divergent Labs, Inc. is a non-profit New Mexico corporation based in Albuquerque. Our purpose is advancing the economic status, educational status, spiritual growth, human rights, and representation in the public sphere of disabled and disenfranchised people.


Our board of directors consists of:
  • Rebecca Evanko
  • Crystal Western Ford
  • Chris Strayer
  • David Hamilton
  • Stan Protigal
  • Samantha Bodwell
  • Jessie Bennett
  • Emily Titon


Star Ford, Program Manager for Ocate Cliffs and Technical Services programs - Star brings 25 years of experience in software engineering and project management. Her passions also include transformational education, psychology and green building.

Rhizome Program - currently without a manager


In order to meet our policy of full transparency as a non-profit organization, we have posted on line the various IRS and financial documents. Please see the document archive for these.

Contact Us

1607 S Gonzales, Las Vegas, NM 87701


Also see the contact page in each of the separate program web sites.

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