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OUR STORY

NeurodiVERSED is our annual awareness campaign. Held every year in March during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, NeurodiVERSED gives people who think differently a platform where they can share their voices and educate the community on mental health and intellectual disabilities. This project was begun to address the misconceptions and misinformation surrounding those who identify as neurodiverse, as well as the damaging narrative that mental illness and disabilities are something to be cured. Our mission is to give neurodiverse individuals a platform to share their stories, art, experiences, and celebrate the things that make them unique through our video profile series. NeurodiVERSED is unique in that it is led by self-advocates who share their lived experiences of neurodiversity with the broader community.

NeurodiVERSED 2024: Who Are You Uninterrupted?

This year, our campaign centers around Alison and how she lives her life uninterrupted. Our video series delves into her extraordinary life. Through interviews, and glimpses into her daily experiences, we celebrate her resilience, passions, and unique journey. See our 2024 videos below!

Art with Alison and Gina

Explore Alison’s artistic journey in our newest NeurodiVERSED installment. Watch as she shares her experiences from participating in an art show in Portland, Maine, to her creative process with her instructor, Gina. Discover the inspiration behind her unique glassware art and celebrate the uninterrupted life and talents of Alison. What’s the passion that paints your life’s canvas?

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Cooking with Alison and Cindy

Follow Alison’s journey in her weekly cooking class at Harper College, where she learns, laughs, and creates with her instructor, Cindy. Alison loves to cook, what do you love to do?

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NeurodiVERSED 2023: Defining Community

In our 2023 video series, we profiled individuals who have found a sense of community through their relationships with co-workers, fellow churchgoers, support staff, families and sweethearts. See our 2023 videos below!

Meet Carrie, Maria and Marta

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Meet Vanessa and Mindy

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For more information, please contact:

Tina Zemen, Visibility Arts & Community Education Division Manager
Phone: 773-603-0790
Email: tzemen@search-inc.org

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