NDI is in its early development. We are working on our constitution and developing a mission statement about our values and intent.
Here are our thoughts so far:
NDI is a user group aiming to campaign around issues to do with neurodiversity and mental health issues.
This is part of the ‘Real‘ Mental Health Action Group. We emphasise this because so many other groups have effectively sold out their ‘campaigning‘ voices and become ‘service-providers‘ and the like, at great expense of ‘grassroots voices‘, where they where formed and grounded in ‘our‘ history.
NeuroDiversity International wants to keep a campaigning edge in a challenge to the many Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs)/User-Led Organisations (ULOs) who have sold out, like many of the ‘Charities‘, selling-off their so-called grassroots constitutional practice values and ethics on the cheap which has led to a ‘divide and rule‘ (a split) within the ‘grassroots‘ Disabled People’s movement, just as Vic Finkelstein warned us all would happen.
NDI is also associated with DAN (the Disabled People’s Action Network), Mental Health (Psychiatric) Survivors and the NeuroDiversity and Autism Rights movements.
NDI, together with our allies, want to reclaim this ‘campaigning‘ ground, within our history, and focus on education and action of different types, including non-violent protest, to make a real difference for reclaiming our movements, under the banner ‘Nothing About Us, Without Us‘.
We work for the continuing struggle for full inclusive living, social and economic justice and basic human rights and civil liberties.