Neurodivergence for Victim Advocates

We will explore neurodivergent survivors’ unique experiences of abuse and the systemic ableism that thrives within the field of victim advocacy. Drawing on the work of autistic liberation activists and lived experience, this workshop will actively challenge the “Pathological Paradigm” which is used to discredit and disadvantage neurodivergent people. Advocates will learn how intertwined systemic oppression contributes to neuro-normative ableism within organizations, and will unpack the many ways all of us contribute to on-going harm to members of the neurodivergent community.