All Brains Belong is committed to being accessible to and inclusive of all people. We recognize that, in addition to neurodiversity, there are many factors that shape people’s experiences and identities. These include, but are not limited to race, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and all other LGBTQIA+ identity aspects, religion, socioeconomic status, and trauma. We affirm all aspects and intersections of identity.
We believe that inclusion begins with safety. We are committed to supporting all people to discover and express their true selves, communicate their access needs, and make connections with others.
We collaborate with affinity groups in the community. We welcome all people into our inclusive space where people with all types of brains and bodies belong.
We strongly believe that representation matters, and it is important to us that our leadership circles represent the communities that we serve. Our leadership team consists of predominantly neurodivergent people, including neurodivergent people who are marginalized in multiple ways. As we grow both our Governance Board and our Community Advisory Board, we prioritize representation by those belonging to historically marginalized groups.
Recent efforts to improve equity, belonging and inclusion:
- Intentional recruitment of multiply marginalized community members to our leadership circles
- Raised funds to begin compensating community panelists and Community Advisory Board members (who inform all programs / priorities)
- Incorporating intersectional anti-oppression and social justice themes into "Brain Club" community education program
- Governance Board is in the planning phase of an organizational equity audit