Neurodiversity Pride Day 2020: Vier Je Eigen Feestje

On the 18th of June 2020 we will celebrate the Neurodiversity Pride Day in the Netherlands.”Vier je eigen feestje” is this years theme, and means; to celebrate yourself, to celebrate the ones like you & to celebrate in your own way.

Neurodiversity Pride Day is the nations 3rd celebration of the value of people with different types of minds. Its organized every year on June 18th to support acceptance, inclusion and appreciation in society of people who are most unlike most others. And also to have a day to celebrate your own brain, and how your uniqueness benefits the world. We all have something awesome to contribute, and on this day we invite all to show or feel what they are proud of!

Among the activities on the day, there will be the traditional annual Neurodiversiteitsrede.  There will be interviews with neurodivergents. There will be talks about a neurodiverse future in post-corona times with experts. There will be Workshops for teachers, kids and parents. And there will be meetups with workshops om embracing differences.

 

The program of the day:

 

Tentative timeline (due to changes)

  • Neurodiverse Future Talks, with Lana & Saskia: starting at 12.00
  • Embracing your differences workshops: , starting via Zoom at 13:00
  • Interviews with Neurodivergents: published online starting at 14:00
  • Neurodiversiteitsrede: published online starting at 15:00
  • Workshops for Teachers, starting via Zoom at 16:00
  • Workshop for Parents, starting via Zoom at 17:00
  • Workshop for Kids, starting via Zoom at 18:00
  • Local activities: throughout the day
  • Using the Pride frame for profiles: all day. 

Neurodiversity Pride Day was initiated by the Neurodiversity Foundation, and was inspired by the Autism Pride days in the US & UK. In the Netherlands its supported by the NVA, Impuls/Woortblind and Spirit, and are welcoming other organizations that want to contribute by organizing an activity on the day as well. Also a growing number of individuals and companies have a wish to celebrate this day, and yes: we are all welcome!

If you want to organize something to celebrate this day, add the information in the form on this page. This will put your activity on the Neurodiversity Pride Map

Due to Corona Virus

What we can’t do, yet: Due to Corona Virus, we had to delay some fun activities to a future edition, to make sure we can support ‘flattening the curve’, this includes:

  • The wall of Inclusion: A new endeavour and ambition for 2021 is to create the ‘Pride Wall of Inclusion‘, and invite 16 mayors & alderman of every province in the Nederlands to add their message, in videoform, of acceptance, appreciation and inclusion for all, regardless of which neurotype you are born with. An egg hatched from the heartfelt message of inclusion, made by Amstelveens alderman Marijn in the opening of last years main event. Their messages of inclusion and pride, speaking on behalf of their municipalities will be added to a 16-tiled metascreen, playing each of the messages, one after another. This ‘wall’ will be livestreamed on Neurodiversity Pride Day, and projected on building that are partnering with the pride day organizations.
  • The Neurodance event does not fit the regulations of the government of social distancing. Therefore we will seek for an alternative date or edition.