Open to all who fall under the Neurodiversity umbrella (Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, learning disabilities, Bipolar, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, etc.) and are also queer- identified. This group is a way for queers who are Neurodiverse to socialize and engage with one another. We hold a virtual support group on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month, and are also aiming to have social get-togethers. If you have a social event you would like to help organize or know about, please feel free to suggest it or share information about it!
1. Confidentiality: Keep information about other group members confidential
2. Respect: We are committed to maintaining a respectful space for people of all identities
3. Right to Non-Participation: You always have the right to not participate in anything you do not wish to participate in, or leave the space at any time
4. Feedback: If there is a specific type of feedback that you want or do not want when sharing something, please let the group know. If you are responding to something that someone else has said, please ask before providing suggestions or reflection. This is a good space to relate to each other, so support or discussing shared experience is welcome.
5. "Oops" and "Ouch": If someone in the group says something that is hurtful or marginalizing to you or others, saying "ouch" is a way to acknowledge it. When someone says "ouch", we can take time to discuss what happened, or the person may just want to acknowledge it and move on. "Oops" is a way of taking responsibility for saying something that was harmful. "Oops" and "ouch" are not meant to create shame, they are ways of acknowledging harm and opportunities to repair and learn. If someone lets you know that you said something harmful, you're encouraged to try and self-educate to understand why. We acknowledge that people do not always want to the work of educating others.