We are a multicultural group of Neurodivergent people living in Ireland. We started Neuro Pride Ireland for lots of different reasons, but in a nutshell, the aim is to celebrate Neurodivergent people, identities, and community.
This event is for everyone, allies included, who wants to understand Neurodivergent experiences. It is about creating a space for Neurodivergent voices to be heard, whether we speak, type, sing, dance, draw, or paint.
So much of the discussion around Neurodivergencies is based on a medicalised and deficit-based definition of what it means to be Neurodivergent. We are not a neat list of symptoms or a set of diagnostic criteria. We are not invisible, not here. We are more than this. We are human beings with strengths and weaknesses just like anyone else. We are valuable members of society. We love and are loved. We will not shy away from educating people about Neurodiversity. Because this is who we are. Neurodivergent and proud.
For us, one of the most important aims is to create spaces where Neurodivergent people can come together and connect with one another. This is a place where we can take off our masks and just be ourselves, a space for the Neurodiverse community in Ireland to connect, to talk about life, love, and lessons learned. We will share our creativity, our skills, and our passions and interests.
Help us create a space about Neurodivergent life in Ireland, the way it is now and the way it could be, and how we can come together to help make that better future a reality. We are Neuro Pride Ireland, Neurodivergent and proud.