Members of the neurodiversity movement recognise neurodivergent traits as natural variations of cognition, motivations, and patterns of behaviour within the human species.
NeurodiVenture : an inclusive non-hierarchical organisation operated by neurodivergent people that provides a safe and nurturing environment for divergent thinking, creativity, exploration, and collaborative niche construction.
NeurodiVerse : human scale cultures created by neurodiversity within the human species
- (a) the universe of NeurodiVentures
- (b) the set of all neurodivergent people
You can also view a 40-minute webinar that walks through the above presentation and that contains a few further observations not mentioned in the slides.
Don’t worry if you are not yet part of a NeurodiVenture or autistic community. Joining Aut Collab as an individual may be the first step towards meeting the right kind of people to collaborate with!
If you are interested in establishing a NeurodiVenture or in implementing a neurodiversity friendly operating model within your company, the open source operating model template from S23M may be a useful starting point. The S23M team has 18 years of international operational experience, including 8 years of operating as an employee owned NeurodiVenture.
This article provides further context on the origins of the NeurodiVenture model, and this short Q&A video from economist Richard Wolff explains why employee ownership is essential for creating inclusive workplaces.
Examples of neurodivergent ventures and teams committed to autistic collaboration:
- AIKIDO SHUSEKAI, United States
- Amba, New Zealand
- Autism Dialogue, United Kingdom
- Autism Rights Group Highland, United Kingdom
- Autistic Collaboration Trust, New Zealand, Australia, US, UK
- Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Autonomous Press, United States
- Divergent Labs, United States
- ICTrust, Switzerland
- National Autistic Taskforce, United Kingdom
- Neuro Diverse Self Advocacy, United Kingdom
- Neurodivergent Consulting, United States
- Nicnac Podcast Network, United States
- Paper Dog Ltd, New Zealand
- Participatory Autism Research Collective, United Kingdom
- SOLA SIBLINGS, United Kingdom
- S23M – Collaboration for Life, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe
- The Future is ND, United Kingdom
- 3 Bee Data Systems, United States
- … If you would like your organisation to be added to the list, please get in touch with relevant details.