Monthly Archives: February 2019

‘Everything is AUsome’: My First Autism Conference

Aspie & Me: A Self-Portrait of Asperger's

Yesterday, I attended my first ever autism conference and it was easily one of the most heartening, uplifting experiences of my life! Being the inaugural year of the ‘AUsome Conference’ the wonderful Evaleen Whelton has worked tirelessly to ensure this landmark occasion will be remembered for years to come, and I congratulate her most heartily on the incredible success that was the finished product. From the delightfully rich array of guest speakers to the incorruptible sense of optimism, pride and solidarity that impregnated the air from start to finish, I wish I could bottle the entire thing and relive it over and over. I cried a little, laughed a lot and loved it all.

Here, all self-consciousness went out the window.

I could take off my shoes and walk around in my tights if I felt like it without anyone so much as batting an eyelid – in fact, I…

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The Launch of Neurodivergent Labour: Tickets are Sold Out!

Neurodiversity Manifesto: Labour Party Launch

We (i.e. a handful of Steering Group members who are organising the launch of the new organisation ‘ Neurodivergent Labour‘) are delighted to let you know that the launch of Neurodivergent Labour on 9th February is sold out!

This is an exciting development for all Labour Party members who are neurodivergent.

Following on from the successful development of a Labour Party Autism / Neurodiversity Manifesto, and in response to calls from many Labour members, we are setting up a new society within the Labour Party; Neurodivergent Labour.

All Labour Party members who are Neurodivergent are welcome to attend the launch meeting of Neurodivergent Labour. This new organisation aims to represent Autistic, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic and Dyscalculic people, and people with ADD (with or without Hyperactivity), Tourette’s or other developmental atypical neurological conditions.

We aim for this society to be democratically run by neurodivergent people for neurodivergent people, to make…

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