A creative approach to student activism

Welcome to NeuroDIVERSITY and Inclusion, an online exhibition of creative Activism Projects by Duke students participating in Disability Pride Week!

Many of the projects on this site were created for Modernism and Madness, a Writing 101 taught by Dr. Marion Quirici, in collaboration with the Duke Disability Alliance. Together, we strive to overturn the stigma of mental disability and psychiatric challenges, to celebrate neurodiversity, and to explore the infrastructures of inclusion and exclusion in modern American life.

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What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a philosophy that people who use their brains differently than what is considered the “norm” can make significant and unexpected contributions to the progress of our culture and society. It encourages people with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, dyslexia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, chronic migraine, and psychosocial disabilities to explore their own methods of learning, communication, and self-expression. These experiences and ways of knowing the world are valuable forms of diversity.

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