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✨ Thank you for a wonderful Neuro Pride 2022! ✨

A BIG thanks to all our participants, volunteers, and organisers who have made Neuro Pride 2022 an unforgettable event! Please visit our event section for our year-round online meetups! And don’t forget to swing by our Interest Island where our community members share their hobbies and passions!

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Our wonderful community members enjoying one of our summer picnics

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ABA is not the answer
  

ABA is not the answer. It asks the wrong question.

In this post, Sarah Dwan (Life Through My Lens) explains why ABA is harmful and what therapies to choose instead to address concrete needs and struggles in a neuro-affirmative way.

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Non Binary Day 2022

Today is International Non-Binary People’s Day and we wanted to platform some of the non-binary members of our community’s voices.

  

5 Do’s & Don’ts for #AutismMonth: Please Read before you Tweet

Here are 5 simple, very basic ways you can show your support and make Autistic people feel more appreciated by using our symbols, our colours, and our language.

  

Breaking the Bias against Neurodivergent Women – International Women’s Day 2022

For International Women’s Day, we asked our community: In what ways are people biased against you? How can we #BreakTheBias against Neurodivergent women? Thank you so much for your sharing your stories! It takes courage and compassion, and we are proud to have your trust.

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How to Be an Ally to the Neurodivergent Community

It can be difficult to know how best to support the neurodivergent people in your life. Here’s a guide with a few simple steps you can take today to support our community. Please share widely!

Our Neuro Galaxy - a space-themed constellation of Neurodivergences - the word 'Neurodivergence' in the centre surrounded by all types of ND, such as autism, dyspraxia, BPD and more (full list in blog post)
  

What is Neurodiversity? Am I ‘Neurodivergent enough’ for Neuro Pride?

What is neurodiversity? What counts as neurodivergence? Am I neurodivergent? All those neuro-words can be confusing, but we are here to help!

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Autistic Pride: Why we need it – and why it’s not enough

Autistic Pride was inspired by and modelled on LGBTQ+ Pride. To be proud is nothing new to members of the LGBTQ+ community. But to many people, being proud to be autistic is still a radical idea. However, I would argue that it isn’t radical enough.

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Autistic Masking: Why Mask and What is the Ultimate Price You Pay

“I’m so good at masking that I’m worried that when I start my diagnostic assessment shortly I won’t be able to drop it enough to get diagnosed.” But what is masking and what is the price we pay for it? Read Jonks’ post to find out.

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Autistic Pride: “I’m proud of my obstructive, irritating, bloody-minded, arrogant persistence.”

We asked members of the Autistic community in Ireland to share why they are proud to be Autistic. Al, an architect and widowed father of three, kindly shared his beautifully, brutally honest story.

CW: Mentioning of a suicide bombing, suicidal ideation, cancer, death, bullying.