Purchase of adaptive items for neurodiverse persons, in particular women and transgender persons on the autism and/or ADHD spectrum
“Persons who were assigned female at birth have difficulties in accessing diagnosis of autism and ADHD due to outdated, sexist diagnostic criteria”
About the group
Neuroqueer is a collective of non-binary, queer, neurodivergent persons. Some of them conduct activities within the framework of the Alternative Educational Space (Alternatywna Przestrzeń Edukacyjna, APE) and support activities.
Recently, these persons decided to join forces and offer in-kind assistance for persons with autism and ADHD. The collective sees systemic discrimination against these groups on the basis of their assigned-at-birth gender and the resulting lack of diagnosis. This, in turn, often leads to a situation in which many persons do not benefit from any adjustments that could support them.
“Objects such as sensory toys support the regulation of the nervous system, emotional self-regulation, and regulation of attention functions among neurodivergent persons”
About the action
The collective wants to provide support for women and transgender persons who are autistic and/or with ADHD – it will finance and disseminate adjusting items (sensory toys, silencing headphones, and weighted blankets). At the same time, Neuroqueer will conduct educational activities in social media concerning: the autism spectrum and ADHD, the typical difficulties experienced by adhders and autists, and the ways in which these objects can support neurodivergent people.
Grant amount: PLN 4 900
Photograph from the group’s own materials