Neurodiversity – Neuroequality: What does this mean to you? What do we want?

Thought it might be good to reblog this as we start a new year.

So, what’s our Neurodivergent Activism going to look like in 2017? What are we aiming for?
What are we excited about?
What are our biggest challenges?
And how can we support each other?

All best, and Happy New Year – Q.A.

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Two things have popped up on my Twitter Feed today that have got me thinking (more) about the politics of Neurodiversity.

These are the things:

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This was shared by the new online Neurodiversity group “NT Speaks” (@NTSpeaksUK or http://www.ntspeaks.com) and spoke to my own thoughts and questions about the ways in which we sometimes organise ourselves when we want to promote the cause of Neurodiversity – things like large conferences, face to face interaction, public speaking ,social, sensory overload – things that might be exclusionary to many in our autistic/neurodivergent communities, and to my wondering about how we might augment our approaches to be more truly, proactively inclusive.

What (else) could Neurodivergent Activism look like? What else could it involve? How can we make it better?

The second thing was this:

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The 7 Demands of Second Wave Feminism were shared by Prof Celia Kitzinger – a psychologist at the University…

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