Social discrimination against the disabled is rooted in the language, attitudes and social customs of the past

Our goal is to encourage positive social change through the inspiration of creative expression

We will accomplish this by spotlighting people and projects working to unite humanity

 

 
 
 
 
 
"By using the concept of neurodiversity to account for individual neurological differences, we create a discourse whereby labeled people may be seen in terms of their strengths as well as their weaknesses."  Thomas Armstrong, The American Institute for Learning and Human Development

 "By using the concept of neurodiversity to account for individual neurological differences, we create a discourse whereby labeled people may be seen in terms of their strengths as well as their weaknesses."  Thomas Armstrong, The American Institute for Learning and Human Development

 

 

John Elder Robison, a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Department of Health and Human Services has served on review boards for the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.  John is an active speaker and advocate for people on the spectrum

 
 

 Thomas Armstrong:  Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain  

        The Eight Principles of Neurodiversity   

The Human Brain Works More Like an Ecosystem than a Machine.  

Human Brains Exist Along Continuums of Competence. 

Human Competence is Defined by the Values of the Culture to Which You Belong. 

Whether You are Regarded As Disabled or Gifted Depends Largely on When and Where You Were Born.  

Success in Life is Based on Adapting One’s Brain to the Needs of the Surrounding Environment.

Success in Life Also Depends on Modifying Your Surrounding Environment to Fit the Needs of Your Unique Brain (Niche Construction)

Niche Construction Includes Career and Lifestyle Choices, Assistive Technologies, Human Resources, and Other Life-Enhancing Strategies
Tailored to the Specific Needs of a Neurodiverse Individual.  

Positive Niche Construction Directly Modifies the Brain, Which in Turn Enhances its Ability to Adapt to the Environment. 

 


 

 TED TALKS   STROKE of insight

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for... a massive stroke. She watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. 

 

 

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