League School to Present Neurodiversity Discussion at Stoughton YMCA
The League School of Greater Boston will present a special discussion, “Understanding & Embracing Neurodiversity For a Better World,” at the Old Colony YMCA-Stoughton branch later this month.
The event, co-sponsored by the Stoughton YMCA and Stoughton Diversity & Inclusion Organization, will take place Tuesday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m., and admission is free of charge.
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Presenters for the event will be League School Director of Neurodiversity & Community Inclusion Lindsay Wagner and League School Vocational Coordinator Amy Faraone.
About the event
Voices of autistic self-advocates provide insight into the autistic experience in daily life, in schools, in the community, and in the workplace. Autistic individuals, along with others who identify as neurodivergent, are creating space and opportunity for those they live and work with to join the neurodiversity paradigm shift. A central theme in this movement asserts that differences in neurological development and functioning across humans are a natural and valuable part of human variation.
Recognizing differences among individual nervous systems, learning styles, and means of communication allows us to reframe our perception of those individuals who identify as neurodivergent and include them, not because we should, but because they bring unique and valuable strengths to the table. This discussion will define the core characteristics of autism and other neurodivergent diagnoses, outline strategies to remove barriers to participation in daily life and provide clear steps anyone can take to include neurodivergent individuals in the communities where they live using a strengths-based approach.