These folks are with us in the fight to live and learn differentlyOur friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.Randimals We agree. Randimals are made up of two different animals… More.
Human Restoration Project
NeurodiversityNeurodiversity is the diversity of human minds, the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodiversity is a biological fact. It’s not a perspective, an approach, a… More is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. Human Restoration Project understands the importance of neurodiversity and disability in an era of mass 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 and unvarnished 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. They are true allies in the fight for the right to live and learn differently.
HRP’s vision for human-centered educationA human-centered education: • Cultivates Purpose-Driven Classrooms • Ends Dehumanizing Practices • Demands Social Justice • Builds a Human-Centered World https://youtu.be/JsrsgM6LqiI https://youtu.be/h9gQXG9T1RM Build human-centered classrooms around four values: • Learning… More is compatible with neurodiversity, the social model of disabilityIn the broadest sense, the social model of disability is about nothing more complicated than a clear focus on the economic, environmental and cultural barriers encountered by people who are… More, and human dignity. They understand that sharing powerThe 20th Century political scientist Karl Deutsch said, “Power is the ability not to have to learn.”I quote this statement often, because I think it’s one of the most important… More fosters self-determinationSelf-determination Theory (SDT) is… — a model, a macro theory, of human motivation. It’s one of several models of human motivation, but it’s one that has been confirmed over and… More, something dearly important to our 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 of 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.
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At StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we… More, we choose the margin, because design is tested at the edges. HRP likewise designs for those of us at the marginsFor me this space of radical openness is a margin a profound edge. Locating oneself there is difficult yet necessary. It is not a “safe” place. One is always at… More. That’s because they have joined us at the edges. They show up. They listen. They integrate. They practice good allyship.
This is exemplified throughout their work, including the implementation of the Conference to Restore Humanity, a conference model for the future compatible with us Stimpunks like no other. No one else includes us like HRP.
Conference to Restore Humanity
ReframingWhen we successfully reframe public discourse, we change the way the public sees the world. We change what counts as common sense. Because language activates frames, new language is required… More is a big part of our advocacy. Reframing ourselves and others is hard and important work necessary to all other work.
“The long-term well-being and empowerment of Autistics and members of other neurocognitive minority groups hinges upon our ability to create a paradigm shift – a shift from the pathology paradigmWhen it comes to human neurodiversity, the dominant paradigm in the world today is what I refer to as the pathology paradigm. The long-term well-being and empowerment of Autistics and members of… More to the neurodiversity paradigm.”Dr. Nick Walker
HRP helps create this paradigm shift with their handbooks and why sheets. HRP’s materials help us reframe people as we journey through our systems.
Finding HRP was like finding an oasis. They understand, and they help.
Randimals evoke spiky profilesThere is consensus regarding some neurodevelopmental conditions being classed as neurominorities, with a ‘spiky profile’ of executive functions difficulties juxtaposed against neurocognitive strengths as a defining characteristic. Neurominorities, Spiky Profiles,… More, learning terroir, collaborative niche constructionPositive Niche Construction–practice of differentiating instruction for the neurodiverse brainNeurodiversity in the Classroom Positive niche construction is a strengths-based approach to educating students with disabilities. Reimagining Inclusion with Positive Niche… More, and special interestsI don’t know who invented the phrase “special interest.” Probably some researcher. Autistic people don’t really love the term because the term “special” has become tied so closely with terms… More. Understanding these is critical to fostering neurological pluralismANI launched its online list, ANI-L, in 1994. Like a specialized ecological niche, ANI-L had acted as an incubator for Autistic culture, accelerating its evolution. In 1996, a computer programmer… More.
To face the challenges of the future, we’ll need the problem-solving abilities of different types of minds working together.The Best Autism Books, recommended by Steve Silberman
Thanks to the folks at Randimals for helping us tell our story and have some fun. They’re weird“Weird Pride Flag” by Ferrous and Autistamatic Be proud of what you are.We’re weird, and we’re glad we are.Weird Pride Promo 2021 Autistic Pride is inconceivable without weird pride, and… More like you and me, they honor neurodivergent people as a “foundational part of most fandoms“, and they “honor the unique relationships AutisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline. If… More people have to objects“.
Mugs and Pockets
Swamburger and Scarlet Monk of Mugs and Pockets are true allies who help us tell our stories. Their music and 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 are all over our website.
Respect due to learning with an arsenal of permanent pillars Piercing through the surface of artificial services Life Commits by Swamburger and Scarlet Monk
Selling yourself short tames the vision How you're depicted can change the sentence Innocent by Swamburger and Scarlet Monk
Ordinary tried to fix me I was a threat to a page in history Miss me with the treatment, doo-wop bleaching Straighten my kinky with a new pop Legion Talent by Swamburger and Scarlet Monk
It's just me and my MPC Questing out to meet my tribe unique Keep it funky for the followers eager to speak The same dialect is on when we greet in the street, fam Why would my sound be tampered? Or better yet, watered down and then pampered? Cater to who, I influence the standard Check it… we 'bout to change some manners Talent MAP Mix by Mugs and Pockets
Open arms with open doors
It’s why I’m here to open yours
I got a moment in time
The greatest opening line
You’re gonna get pastMoment by Swamburger and Scarlet Monk of Mugs and Pockets
You’re gonna get past
You’re gonna get past
Did you ever feel
Like you don’t quite belong
Just hold on
And go find your people
Find your people
Opening doors has become my calling
Welcome to this houseAll Hail Open Doors by Swamburger and Scarlet Monk of Mugs and Pockets