The Language of Neurodiversity
Monday, 21 March 2022
11:00 - 12:30 GMT
About the event
Everyone wishes to use the 'right' language when talking about neurodiversity. However, what is right for one person, may not be right for another!
Neurodiversity is a relatively new term and cultural and personal understandings of neurodiversity have changed significantly. And in many cases, they continue to do so. It's a deeply personal subject that may go to the heart of lots of peoples’ identities.
We hear there’s a lot of fear of communication around this subject. People don’t want to cause offence, get it wrong, or they worry about negative comments on social media. Or organisations are concerned about community or public backlash that can have a real and long-lasting impact on their inclusion strategies.
In this webinar, we will explore the different words people use when talking about neurodiversity. What are the meaning words like Neurodiverse, Neurodivergent, Neurominority? What about individual differences or conditions? Should I say, “Autistic Person” or “Person with Autism”?
We hope to leave you with lots of practical takeaways to reflect on how you, or your organisation talks about neurodiversity.
This is a free online event via Zoom.
Host: Aidan Healy, Neurodiversity Celebration Week Campaign Director and CEO of Lexxic