Cognitive Net: Checklists, Index Cards, Ivy Lee, and the Leverage of Simple Interventions

A checklist of 6 – 10 items on an index card, created daily, can be powerful and accessible coping for interest-based operating systems. Checklists We love lists and checklists. Checklists are simple interventions with lots of leverage. All the examples, I noticed, had a few attributes in common: They involved simple interventions—a vaccine, the removalContinue reading “Cognitive Net: Checklists, Index Cards, Ivy Lee, and the Leverage of Simple Interventions”

Changelog: Updated and New on Stimpunks.org for Calendar Week 3, January 2023

This week was spent updating our access Field Guide in preparation for Metal Health Fest and designing and printing our own interaction badges. 3 new blog posts.2 new pages.3 new Field Guide pages.3 updated Field Guide pages.1 new glossary entry.2 updated glossary entries. New blog posts New pages New Field Guide pages Updated Field GuideContinue reading “Changelog: Updated and New on Stimpunks.org for Calendar Week 3, January 2023”

Neurodiversity and Disability Related Passages from “Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy”

Over in the Human Restoration Project Discord community, we’re about to start our next book club selection: “Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy” I was happy to see some great neurodiversity and disability related passages in the book, excerpted below. Yet the frequently uttered message “you are not broken” is moreContinue reading “Neurodiversity and Disability Related Passages from “Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy””

We Use Interaction Badges at Our Events

At our events, we use interaction badges. Come Talk To Me A person wearing a green badge is actively seeking interaction. They may have trouble initiating conversations, but it’s okay to come up and start a conversation with them. A white circle on a green background with the word “GREEN” beneath. Do I Know You?Continue reading “We Use Interaction Badges at Our Events”

Changelog: Updated and New on Stimpunks.org for Calendar Week 1, January 2023

We continuously update our site with the latest research and community writing. This week: 2 new blog posts. 6 updated pages. 17 updated glossary entries. 9 new glossary entries. New blog posts Updated Pages Updated glossary entries New glossary entries

Neurodiversity in the Classroom

Neurodiversity is an equity imperative and is critical in shifting the culture of teaching and learning.

We offer several series and courses on neurodiversity in the classroom. This is what our community of neurodivergent and disabled people wants to say to educators. This is 100s of hours of free and open professional development, deeply and broadly sourced. Learn how to better treat and teach our loved people.

Youth Suicides Are Closely Tied With In-Person School Attendance

“The findings of this study suggest that youth suicides are closely tied with in-person school attendance.” In-Person Schooling and Youth Suicide: Evidence from School Calendars and Pandemic School Closures | NBER The findings of this study align with experiences in our communities of neurodivergent and disabled people, where we reframe “school refusal” as “school-induced anxiety”.Continue reading “Youth Suicides Are Closely Tied With In-Person School Attendance”

None of Us Ashes, All of Us Flames: Let’s Organize Our Lives Around Love and Care

We may only be subordinates but we hear everything All your closed-door conversations, we’re always listening We sense frequencies you’d never hear or think to pay attention to And we can tell what’s on its way here, long before the train comes through Canaries Ezra Furman’s “All of Us Flames” is an anthem for weContinue reading “None of Us Ashes, All of Us Flames: Let’s Organize Our Lives Around Love and Care”