Category Archives: neurodivergence

Larger class sizes hit kids with learning disabilities where it hurts

Until now, kindergarten to grade 3 classrooms in Manitoba, where I live, have been limited to 20 students each. Yesterday the provincial government announced they would remove the cap, and allow individual school boards to decide for themselves what is an … Continue reading

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Five unhelpful things I wish people would stop saying to me

When people say “you seem normal”, it just sounds like they are afraid of neurodivergence and “crazy” people. It’s a veiled form of ableism. Continue reading

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DIY, self love, and re-defining legitimate knowledge

That last couple of years I have been trying to eliminate chemicals from my life. I started by using only vinegar and baking soda to clean my house. Then I started washing my hair with vinegar, dyeing it with lemon … Continue reading

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I am invisible

There is almost nothing written about nonverbal learning disorder in adults. Almost nothing.¬†What little there is, is written by the so-called “experts” – psychologists and the like, often about how to recognize it in adults, or tips for surviving the … Continue reading

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We need an anti-oppressive analysis of depression

After my last blog post was published, someone pointed out that depression is not usually included in the popular definition of “neurodivergence”. The term is often used by people with autism to explain the fact that they are not sick … Continue reading

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How to make your social movement more inclusive of neurodiversity

Some friends and I have been talking¬†lately about the ways that people with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and mental health issues have become excluded from the social justice organizations that we have been a part of. Even in grassroots collectives … Continue reading

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