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Webinar: Supporting Neurodivergence in Our Congregations

September 7, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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One event on September 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM


Neurodivergence is a large category for all the ways people’s brains can be different from “typical”. That includes autism, sensory sensitivity, long covid, C-PTSD, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and more.

Adopting the 8th principle was the beginning of our journey towards spiritual wholeness and our work to dismantle racism and all forms of oppression. Examining our abelist biases is another facet of our anti-oppression work.

The UUA and UUMA are launching a series of interviews and live Q&A’s to speak on neurodivergence, neurotypicality, and ableism. We hope that it can be informational for people of all neurotypes!

This series is an invitation into a deeper journey. One that will likely include dissonance and even disagreement. We expect this and welcome it. It will invite all of us to more deeply untangle our internalized ableism and to more clearly perceive the ableism in our communities.  We talk about everything from a definition of neurodivergence, models of disability, communication, and much more!

The first interview with Heather Petit was held on August 19th.  The video is available at this link: Welcoming Neurodivergent People: Skill Up | LeaderLab | UUA.org

Visit the calendar event links below to register to attend live or receive the recording.

September 7th 3-5pm ET/12-2pm PT with Ramon Selove

September 27 7-9pm ET/4-6pm PT with Meredith Plummer 

Even if you cannot attend the live event, it is worth it to register! Registrants are able to submit questions, and you can view responses later on your own time, as all registrants will receive recordings of each session.

You DO NOT need to be a minister to attend! When the UUMA site asks you to login, you can click “continue as guest” near the bottom of the page.  Registration is on a sliding scale. Everyone is welcome to join the webinar.

To read more about the UUA Central East Region’s Neurodivergent journey in preparing this series, click on this link:

Welcoming Neurodivergent Folx to Our Congregations | Better Together | Central East Region | UUA.org



September 7, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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