We are hoping you all are keeping safe, as much as possible during these difficult and challenging times. COVID-19 is creating interruptions to our daily lives and dangerous conditions for many of our community members. Neurodivergent people are facing even more barriers than usual to our financial, mental, and physical safety and well-being.
However, as many Autistics can attest to, physical distance does not necessarily mean we can’t care for and support one another. We’re making space and connections for neurodivergent people, while advocating for protections of our collective rights and justice for those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
2) Housing security
3) Access to health care
4) Access to food and necessities
5) Safety and freedom from abuse
6) Communication access
Autistics United Canada and the Neurodiversity Listening Society are hosting an event where autistic and neurodivergent people can give feedback on the upcoming BC accessibility legislation, as part of the public consultation process.
This feedback will be used to generate a report by BC chapters of Autistics United to submit to the provincial government.
The event is happening on Saturday November 23rd, 1:30-4:30 pm. Attendees can come in person to 5024 Rumble Street in Burnaby, near Royal Oak Station, or join us online via Zoom. Honorariums and snacks will be provided.
More information can be found on our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/415719872401985/) and our registration form: https://forms.gle/xBon9zJSFeuoQsku6
Need help getting to the event? We can help with travel costs. Let us know on the registration form or by emailing us.
Can’t make it in person? Join us online via Zoom video conferencing!
Not free on Nov. 23 but still want to give feedback? Fill out our survey: https://forms.gle/ZZGFa4HWaHy4GgdW6
Wishing you all happy stimming! 🎉 (party popper emoji)
Let’s take this moment to celebrate autistic bodies and senses and commit to fight for autistics who are silenced and prevented from stimming freely.
Follow the #StimFest conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Check out our neurodiversity library in Metro Vancouver, BC! We lend stim toys and fidgets to individuals and community organizations.