Lydia X. Z. Brown- I'm a writer, dreamer, organizer, builder, advocate, attorney, activist, strategist, educator, trainer, consultant, and speaker. I do a lot of varied work in grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy, and writing focused on disability justice and intersectionality.
Chris Bonnello- Autistic advocate, award-winning writer and international speaker, also a novelist and special needs tutor (formerly a primary school teacher). In 2015 he launched Autistic Not Weird to share his insights from both a personal and professional perspective.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities.
The mission of Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is to provide community, support, and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders. AWN Network is dedicated to building a supportive community where we can share our experiences in an understanding, diverse and inclusive environment. AWN is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and the many intersectional experiences in our community.
We believe CommunicationFIRST cannot be effective unless we are led and guided by the people whose interests and rights we seek to defend and advance. We work to ensure the majority of our leadership experiences a communication-related disability or health condition, or otherwise identifies as disabled.
The mission of the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Library is to promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion for Autistic people. Our organization is dedicated to the ideas of neurodiversity, social justice, Autistic/Disabled Pride and disability rights. The lending materials we offer will reflect the wide and diverse scope of autism and intersectional identities.
Foundations for Divergent Minds (FDM) rooted in the principles of disability justice. Founded and led by multiply-neurodivergent autistic people, our mission is to ensure equity access and fulfilled lives through inclusive, practical, and affirming neurodiversity-based programming and education.
Peer-led organization focused on activism, campaigns, stigma busting, divergent news and education, peer community development, Autistic-to-NT bridge-building projects and other badass initiatives to support the Neurodiversity Civil Rights Movement.
Invisible Disability Project (IDP) is a social/cultural movement and an educational media project that consciously disrupts “invisibility” imposed upon unseen disabilities at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. We are devoted to building human connections and self-advocacy by dismantling shame and stigma.
We publish a webzine, that provides news of psychiatric research, original journalism articles, and a forum for an international group of writers—people with lived experience, peer specialists, family members, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, program managers, journalists, attorneys, and more—to explore issues related to this goal of “remaking psychiatry.” Runs Mad In America Continuing Education, which hosts online courses taught by leading researchers in the field.
Mission to help empower and educate others about mental health conditions to reduce stigma. My focus is that "We all have mental health; some of mental health conditions". Promotes and educates the importance of self-care and mental wellbeing.
We want all our members to have confidence that The Mighty is a safe place to join us in sharing your experiences and feelings about whatever health challenges you may be living with. That is why we feel it is imperative to outline our business structure, who we partner with, and the nature of our relationships with those partners.
I created this page as a late-discovered Autistic/ADHD+ Neurodivergent person, with an academic background in Anthropology. The page is named "No Nonsense" because we deal with a lot of nonsense as Neurodivergent people.
"People First of Ohio values all employees with disabilities and supports Ohio's Employment First Initiative. People First calls for the elimination of all subminimum wages and of 14(c) certificates which allow employers to legally pay less than minimum wage."
We produce media to amplify perspectives from the disability community. We produce videos, blog posts, and social media campaigns that center people with disabilities. We strive to include diverse, authentic representation of multiply-marginalized disabled folks, including those that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and immigrants.
The oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country, has been awarded a grant from the Administration for Community Living to establish the first-ever national Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC). The resource center is funded as a Project of National Significance by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under the Administration on Disabilities. Our Advisory Committee includes 13 self-advocates from all over the USA who work as a team to oversee the SARTAC project.
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (TPGA) is the resource we wish we'd had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based, neurodiversity-steeped information from autistic people, parents, and autism professionals.