We made lots of changes to our front page in an attempt to retain the “bold, open, friendly, generous” and “cozy, playful, wonder-filled” and “cool, creative, inviting, joyful” feels while avoiding information overload that is way too much for many folks. We moved some stuff, pruned some stuff, and made more use of accordions to allow progressive information disclosure at the reader’s pace.
We added a “Navigating Our Website” section that sets context and expectation:
We use scrollytelling to tell our stories on this website. Our pages can be long, but we present the important information at the top in plain language. Scrolling down is a bonus journey. If you made it this far, you’ve got the gist of what we want to say. Scrolling further continues our story.
This site is like Wikipedia because it effectively is an encyclopedia. It’s chock full of answers and knowledge and experience on living in this world as neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodivergent is quite… More and disabledThe label “disabled” means so much to me. It means I have community. It means I have rights. It means I can be proud. It means I can affirm myself… More people. Learn about yourself. Learn about your family. Learn about your friends, co-workers, patients, and students. We offer lots of free resources for navigating our current society and building a more inclusive society. We offer validation for thirsty souls yearning to be seen, heard, and understood. We offer words on your behalf, ones which call out to include you. We offer communityWhat I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/… More and belonging.
There are almost a thousand pages to explore. Our glossary, library, courses, and field guide are vast. Here’s a map. Here are some mind maps with clickable/tappable nodes.
We love hyperlinksThe hyperlinkThe hyperlink is our most potent weapon in the fight against disinformation.It’s time we brought back the hyperlink and learned how to really use it. It’s time we used information… More is our most potent weapon in the fight against disinformation.It’s time we brought back the hyperlink and learned how to really use it. It’s time we used information… More and use them extensively. We consider them a kindness to the reader and a potent weapon in the fight against disinformation. Many of our links open up inline definition boxes when you hover over them with a mouse or tap them on a touch screen. The links that open definition boxes are bolded.
Content warning: Our website includes music, lyrics, writing, and art that address ableismable·ism /ˈābəˌlizəm/ nounA system of assigning value to people’s bodies and minds based on societally constructed ideas of normalcy, productivity, desirability, intelligence, excellence, and fitness. These constructed ideas are deeply… More, eugenicsEugenics is the scientifically inaccurate theory that humans can be improved through selective breeding of populations.Eugenics is an inaccurate theory linked to historical and present-day forms of discrimination, racism, ableism and… More, exclusion, mental health, depression, dysphoria, behaviorismUltimately behaviorism provides a simplistic lens that can’t see beyond itself.Why is the doctrine of behaviorism still being used, at all?How can ABA be the gold-standard for autism when it… More, abuse, chronic pain, chronicChronic illness is a pretty big umbrella, and it would be impossible to list them all. Some of them are triggered by an injury like a car accident, or something… More illness, and death. There are a few swear words in quoted materials. Also included is an outpouring of neurodivergent and disabled perspective, culture, and joy.
We invite you to keep on scrolling. ArtThe arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly,… More, music, poetry, and prose from our community of neurodivergent and disabled people await. However, if you’d like to skip to other parts of our website, here are some buttons to popular destinations.
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