The Neurodiversity Pride collection was created in part with funding received from the BC Arts Council and the generosity of the Wosk Foundation in the awarding of this grant.
I have capped/ended donations as of April 13th 2021.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to cat welfare organizations and some have been donated Autistics United Canada.
A special thank you goes to Katrianna for her massive help in taking my poorly drawn sketch to new colourful & print-ready heights. She has also provided the wooden display pieces which are sold in her lovely shop, Wildkin Workshop.
The collection can NOW be purchased in my etsy store!
What is Neurodiversity?
The term neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions. It was coined in 1998 by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, who helped popularize the concept along with American journalist Harvey Blume. It emerged as a challenge to prevailing views that certain neurodevelopmental disorders are inherently pathological and instead adopts the social model of disability, in which societal barriers are the main contributing factor that disables people.
Neurodiversity advocates point out that neurodiverse people often have exceptional abilities alongside their weaknesses. For example, a person with ADHD may hyperfocus on some tasks while struggling to focus on others, or an autistic person may have exceptional memory or even savant skills. In light of these facts, advocates argue for recognition of strengths as well as weaknesses in neurodiverse people, and that a variety of neurological conditions that are currently classified as disorders are better regarded as differences. This view is especially popular within the autism rights movement.