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.

Five Ways to Welcome All Bodyminds to Your Learning Event

We have detailed accessibility checklists• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps… and recommendations in our course “Enable Dignity: The Accommodations for Natural Human Variation Should Be Mutual“, but for this piece weContinue reading “Five Ways to Welcome All Bodyminds to Your Learning Event”

May 2022, so far, at Stimpunks: New Pages for the Website

We started a Research page that opens with a spicy assessment of the status quo of autismAutistic 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… studies, “Facts, Fire, and Feels: Research-Storytelling from the EdgesForContinue reading “May 2022, so far, at Stimpunks: New Pages for the Website”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Tech Ethics, Algorithmic Oppression, Power, Accommodations, Accessibility, Care, Inclusion, Diagnosis, and Reframing

Our philosophy page collects quotes we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. We recently added quotes on tech ethics, algorithmic oppression, 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 ofContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Tech Ethics, Algorithmic Oppression, Power, Accommodations, Accessibility, Care, Inclusion, Diagnosis, and Reframing”

Accommodations: Individualized Responses to Structural Design Problems

The accommodationsAccommodation is fundamentally about not changing the person but changing the environment around the person.Normal Sucks: Author Jonathan Mooney on How Schools Fail Kids with Learning Differences Yet on a programmatic… for natural human variation should be mutual. @laurenancona Yet on a programmatic basis, disability policy and other social programs remain enmeshed, even at theirContinue reading Accommodations: Individualized Responses to Structural Design Problems”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Accessibility, Reframing, Human Variance, Accommodation, Ableism, and Harm

Our Mission and Philosophy page collects acquired phrases that we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. The latest additions: Accessibility is a collective process! Source: Riah Person ReframeWhen we successfully reframe public discourse, we change the way the public sees the world. We change what counts as commonContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Accessibility, Reframing, Human Variance, Accommodation, Ableism, and Harm”

Inclusive Meetings, Classes, and Presentations with Access Notes, Bodymind Affirmations, and Small Changes

I’ve noticed a trend among 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… and disabledThe label “disabled” means so much to me. It means I have community. It means I have rights. ItContinue reading “Inclusive Meetings, Classes, and Presentations with Access Notes, Bodymind Affirmations, and Small Changes”

Defining Ableism

Excerpted below are quotes from community writing and scholarly studies on the definition, history, and forms of 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…. Content notes: ableism, racism, sexism, white supremacy, slavery,Continue reading “Defining Ableism”

Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project

Students and teachers are human beings. Schools must bring this to light. The HUMAN RESTORATION PROJECT supports progressive educators in building systematic change within schools. By providing free resources, professional development, and materials, we can form a coalition of like-minded educators who can revolutionize the education system from the ground up. This work doesn’t provideContinue reading “Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project”

Disability Dongles: Designing for the Individual, Not the Collective

“I feel like solutions to inaccessibility are often rooted in whiteness, because anyone who doesn’t think about it would think it’s cool but the reality is that they’ve created accessibility for the individual, not the collective and reinforces the class hierarchyThe belief in the existence and relevance of social hierarchies must be suspended.The Beauty ofContinue reading Disability Dongles: Designing for the Individual, Not the Collective”