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”

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.

Six Things Educators Must Know About Neurodivergent People

Here are six things we think every educator must know about neurodivergent people. By understanding these, we make “all means all” more meaningful.

Spiky Profiles
Monotropism
Double Empathy Problem
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
Exposure Anxiety
Situational Mutism

Tech Workers: Is Autistic Conversion Therapy, ABA, in Your Company’s Ad Stock?

We autistic people helped build these tech platforms and companies and the collaboration cultures they run on. Is ABAUltimately 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…, autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants thatContinue reading “Tech Workers: Is Autistic Conversion Therapy, ABA, in Your Company’s Ad Stock?”

Autigender and Neuroqueer: Two Words on the Relationship Between Autism and Gender That Fit Me

These two words helped me figure myself out more. Passing them along. Header 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,… by Betsy Selvam Autigender AutigenderAutigender flag: black infinity symbol over gradient greenContinue reading “Autigender and Neuroqueer: Two Words on the Relationship Between Autism and Gender That Fit Me”

Lost In Translation: Ways in Which Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Social Languages Differ

We the 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… are genetically differentOur friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.Randimals WeContinue reading “Lost In Translation: Ways in Which Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Social Languages Differ”

Missed in Childhood: Nearly All Autistic and ADHD Women

Our results indicate that there may be a substantial group of patients with ASD and other NDDs that are missed in childhood.  Neurodevelopmental disorders and comorbidity in young adults attending a psychiatric outpatient clinic – ScienceDirect Almost two thirds (63%) of the study group met criteria for ADHD or ASDAutistic ways of being are human neurologicalContinue reading “Missed in Childhood: Nearly All Autistic and ADHD Women”

The Five Neurodivergent Love Languages

We love this fun tweet on the five 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… love languages from the always insightful Myth. The five neurodivergent love languages: infodumpingHaving a special interest isContinue reading “The Five Neurodivergent Love Languages”