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Neurodiversity Manifesto: Labour Party Launch

Everyone is invited to attend the Launch of our Labour Party Autism / Neurodiversity Manifesto today, 12.30 – 1.30 at Black-E.

No tickets needed…just come along please.

This is the start of an ambitious process to include everyone in all areas of life: education, employment, justice system, housing, social care and politics.

We are all neurodiverse – and many of us ( including all of the Steering Committee) are Neurodivergent: we think differently and learn differently – but not less.

For so long, those not on the Spectrum have been alone in making laws and life-changing decisions about Neurodivergent people.

There needs to be no more ‘them’ & ‘us’ but a new approach of joined-up thinking which places good practice for all at the heart of Government and Society.

We say: Let us all move forward together – there should be nothing about us without us!


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Autism / Neurodiversity Manifesto Launch at the Labour Party Conference 28th September 2016

Please look at our first draft of the Manifesto, being launched on Wednesday, 28th September, 2016 in Liverpool.

Comments and attendance at the launch all very much appreciated…

John McDonnell has been working with us, a small Steering Committee, to develop a manifesto which can be launched and then rolled-out to all the grassroots membership across the country, to give their opinions, inform through their own experiences and ideas, to produce a final draft which will be put to the Party with the hopeful aim of adoption as official LP policy.

Why Neurodiverse rather than Neurodivergent? Tempting though it certainly was, Neurodivergence is about ‘us’ rather than everyone embraced by the term ‘Neurodiverse’: we are all neurodiverse, we all think and see the world slightly differently.

Completely based on the social model, we strive to ensure that we all have a l’evel playing-field’ to enable everyone to reach their full potential, to study and work together and to build on everyone’s strengths: unique set of skills, knowledge, ideas, interests and make full contributions to society.

Difference is key.

‘Nothing about us without us’