Proud of the Hub: 3 Years Later
I am happy too, that the core values of the Hub remain intact. When the Hub was first formed a few years back it was somewhat smaller than it is today. When this blog was invited to join the brand new (at the time) Hub, it was only with some trepidation that I accepted. This type of venture often fails and I worried that philosophical disagreements between the original members would result in the implosion of the Hub. One of the fundamental truths about the Autism Hub is that its constituent members align to some degree with the philosophy of Neurodiversity. And that those who attune with Neurodiversity are... well …….. diverse!
However, despite the expected disagreements, the expected implosion never occurred. Cleary there is something different about the Hub…. Something that lends cohesion. I think this relates to the core values of the Hub, both what is stated and what has become unwritten Hub policy. The respect we ask for autistics, the encouragement of self- advocates, the finding the good, the humorous, and even the beautiful as it concerns autism in our own lives, or in the lives of our families, or in our profession. And we accomplish all this in spite of, but not in disregard to…. Our differences.
Proud member of the Hub since 2006.