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All Brains are Beautiful (Neurodiversity Workshop)
Taking place on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and qiqéyt (Qayqayt) nations. --- What is neurodiversity? How can we better support autistic and neurodiverse individuals in our community? Join CAU Vancouver and the Square Peg Society at the All Brains are Beautiful workshop! Topics include: - Neurodiversity, or why all brains are beautiful - Autistic identity and its intersections with other marginalized identities - Sensory stimulation and stim toys! - Misconceptions and myths; media representation - Community care and support for autistic people --- Location & Accessibility: - Address: Vancity South Burnaby Community Branch 5064 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC - We meet in the Community Stage room. It is on the first floor. - The gender neutral washroom is also wheelchair accessible. - Between the meeting room and the washroom is a small space with a sink, which can be used at any time if you need a quiet break. - Colour communication badges will be provided: http://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ColorCommunicationBadges.pdf - Please avoid using scented products (including perfume, cologne, scented soaps and shampoos) before coming to the meeting. The meeting is a scent-reduced space. - Please do not bring foods with common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, and fish. The meeting is an allergen-reduced space. - Do bring stim toys and other items that will improve your comfort during the meeting! - Let us know if you plan to bring a service animal or support person. --- Directions: The nearest SkyTrain Stations are Royal Oak and Metrotown. - From Royal Oak Station, it is a 10 minute walk. - From Metrotown station, you can take the 119 bus down Kingsway, stopping in front of Vancity at Marlborough Ave. Do not use the underground parking; it is for Vancity members only. There is parking along nearby streets. NOTE: The meeting is at the Kingsway Branch, not the one on Royal Oak. --- Please contact us if you have any further questions. You can contact us through: - Meetup (see organizer profiles) - Facebook (@CAUVancouver) - Email ([masked])

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5064 Kingsway · Burnaby, BC

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What we're about

The Vancouver chapter of Canadian Autistics United.

This group is for autistic people and those who support us. There is a social component as well as activism in regards to disability rights and autism acceptance.

Anyone open to the concept of neurodiversity is welcome to join – this group is intended to benefit those on the spectrum, but you do not have to be autistic (just respect our unique needs and opinions).

Group Code of Conduct:

1. Respect

2. Kindness

3. Be considerate about people's boundaries (do not ask overly personal questions, be careful about others' access needs and triggers)

4. Feel free to speak up, but also let others have their turn to speak (try to avoid tangents)

5. Use people's pronouns; ask what they are if you are unsure

6. No isms (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, no religious discrimination etc.)

7. Use appropriate language (no profanity)

8.Avoid using functioning labels

9.Use respectful terminology

10.Do not out people

11. If you feel uncomfortable or think that guidelines are not being followed, let Sam or Vivian know!

Feel free to message Sam or Vivian if you have any other questions questions

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