Prism: An LGBTQ+ Neurodivergent Community Group


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This group is meeting virtually every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern. To participate, please email [email protected]. Live closed captioning is available during the meetings.

Welcome to Prism! Named for all the rainbows a prism can make when held up to the light, Prism is a group for neurodivergent LGBTQ+ people to gather, build community, and share support. We celebrate neurodiversity and embrace our individual unique perspectives.

"Neurodiversity is not a word about autism alone. It is a word that embraces all neurological uniqueness, all rhythms of neurodevelopment and all the forms by which humans can express themselves and contribute to their world." - New Forums Press

We embrace all neurodivergent people – whether you’re formally diagnosed or not. We are committed to making you feel welcome. Please email Robin at [email protected] if you have anything we can help with to make the group more comfortable and accessible for you.

The group's first meeting will be Tuesday, February 15, facilitated by Ian Collins, BSW.

Expectations for the first meeting:

  • Introductions (name/pronouns) and a short (optional) ice breaker question
  • Brainstorm session for ideas for group activities
    • To participate in the "brainstorm," people can type ideas in the Zoom chat or say them aloud, and the facilitator will take notes to write down ideas.
    • We want to do this so we can hear what activities people are interested in doing for future group meetings.
  • There is never a requirement to speak or share. You can type in the chat and/or share images in the chat if you prefer to engage with group that way or just enjoy the community space. 
  • If you do not want to put your camera on, you never have to -- and facilitators will never ask you to.

Some activities we're considering for future meetings include:

  • Movie or TV watch party
  • Parallel play night
  • Online games
  • Show and tell 
  • Craft night

 


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