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EGM and Comedy Session

Posted 13th Oct 2021
Author Cathy Brennan (Chairperson)

Book your spot for our EGM and Comedy Session happening on Friday (15th of October) from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Hive!

Run for the committee, have your say on the future of the society or simply have a laugh!

Our EGM will run from 3 pm, here Luke Conlon will present on the society, including our ethos, events plan for the year and some of our achievements to date. We will then nominate and elect our new committee for the 2021/22 academic year.

Next Ian Lynam will MC our comedy session by Neurodivergent comedians, Allie O'Rouke and MJ Stokes!

EGM and Comedy Session

Posted 13th Oct 2021
Author Cathy Brennan (Chairperson)

Book your spot for our EGM and Comedy Session happening on Friday (15th of October) from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Hive!

Run for the committee, have your say on the future of the society or simply have a laugh!

Our EGM will run from 3 pm, here Luke Conlon will present on the society, including our ethos, events plan for the year and some of our achievements to date. We will then nominate and elect our new committee for the 2021/22 academic year.

Next Ian Lynam will MC our comedy session by Neurodivergent comedians, Allie O'Rouke and MJ Stokes!

EGM and Comedy Session

Posted 13th Oct 2021
Author Cathy Brennan (Chairperson)

Book your spot for our EGM and Comedy Session happening on Friday (15th of October) from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Hive!

Run for the committee, have your say on the future of the society or simply have a laugh!

Our EGM will run from 3 pm, here Luke Conlon will present on the society, including our ethos, events plan for the year and some of our achievements to date. We will then nominate and elect our new committee for the 2021/22 academic year.

Next Ian Lynam will MC our comedy session by Neurodivergent comedians, Allie O'Rouke and MJ Stokes!

President's Award For Engagement, AGM

Posted 14th May 2021
Author Lao?ín Brennan (Chairperson)

President's Award for Engagement

Neurodivergent Society has won DCU's Presidents Award for Engagement. We are honoured to say the least. It's a wonderful send off to the current committee as we move onto a new era for the society. 

AGM

Run to join our team during our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 24th of May at 6pm.

  • Meet New Friends.
  • Mould the Society.
  • Add to your CV.
  • Inform DCU Disability Policy.
  • Make a Difference.

Positions Available:

  • Chairperson 
  • Sectretary
  • Treasurer
  • Accessability Contact
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Ordinary Committee Member (Maximum 3 OCMs)

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the running procedure, if you would rather not publically present your case you are welcome to send a powerpoint or document to our email and have the points presented by our Chair, Lao?ín, on your behalf. 

Autism-Friendly University Research 


Fiona Earley, Autism-Friendly Coordinator, is collecting feedback from autistic and neurodivergent students which will inform how the autism-friendly initiative proceeds during its next phase. 

I appreciate this is coming at you at a time you'd like to be thinking of Summer, but it will only take less than an hour of your time and would be invaluable. 

Please find Fiona's message below:

"Dear All
I am contacting you to ask for your participation in DCU research that is seeking to learn about your experience as an autistic student. The purpose is to identify recommendations to support autistic students entering and who are enrolled in DCU in the future.   

To participate, you would be asked some questions (provided in advance) by a format of your choosing:  For example:

  • a phone call
  •  interview via skype/zoom
  •  text-based/ email discussion
  •  or another medium of your choice 

This would take approximately 45 minutes at a time and day that suits you in May or June 2021. 
If you are interested, please follow this link https://forms.gle/a5rNfFGd7wH6zYhe6  as it provides:

  •  Further information about the research
  •  A consent form to say YES or No to participation

Thank you for taking the time to consider this,
Fiona Earley
The research team:(Neil Kenny, Jane O’Kelly, Fiona Earley, Stuart Neilson, Jessica K. Doyle and Joan McDonald)

DCU Celebrates Neurodivergent Week!

Posted 7th Mar 2021
Author Cathy Brennan (Chairperson)

Enjoy free, informative and optimistic events hosted by DCU’s Neurodivergent Society. 


To be neurodivergent is to think differently. “Neurodivergent” encompasses all people who have experienced mental illnesses, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders and more. Everyone is welcome to attend our free series of events, designed to engage people of all levels of familiarity with neurodivergence. 


On Monday at 6 pm, the Introduction will address common questions about what constitutes neurodivergence, followed by a live Q&A. Tuesday will see Enda Murphy providing expert insight into how to navigate mental health challenges as a neurodivergent person. Joan McDonald will also be sharing her perspective of being diagnosed later in life and creating a group, 500 strong, of Irish autistic adults. Facilitating these crucial conversations around disclosure, diagnosis, and mental health fosters greater empathy for those of us who can feel isolated from society. Having a place where you can be authentic with peers is critical to all people; this is especially true for neurodivergent people who may struggle with feeling like an “other”.


Wednesday aims to show there is no one face of neurodivergence; anyone can be neurodivergent.

Neurodivergent is a brilliantly broad, inclusive word; in keeping with this, we will challenge common misconceptions that neurodivergence (especially autism) is a boy’s club. Brains work independently from skin colour, gender, sexuality and age.  We will be holding panel discussions on keeping the movement intersectional; we leave no one behind. Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel,) Lydia X. Z. Brown, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu and Sharon daVanport will discuss race, gender and sexuality and their implications for neurodivergent people. 


On Thursday, Steve Silberman will be discussing neurodivergent creativity with our founder, Lao?ín Brennan. For the past year and a half, DCU's Neurodivergent Society has hosted creative expression workshops facilitated by Fighting Words. At 7, we will launch our creative collection online.


Our Annual General Meeting, where we elect our committee for 2021/22, will be on Friday. Our final event is a movie screening of Soul (2020). 



HELP! Get us to the BICS!

Posted 25th May 2020
Author Cathy Brennan

Hello!
DCU's Neurodivergent Society is competing in a national competition called BICS. Some facts about us:

  1. We are the first college society of our kind in Europe!
  2. We were featured in an RTÉ documentary called "Changing Ireland: My Big Idea" (episode 4).
  3. We ran 30 events last year, Afternoon Tea, Creative Workshops and the Just A Minute (JAM) card launch being some of our favourites. 

If you'd like to help us to give winning a great shot, please like our Facebook page (Neurodivergent Soc. DCU) and/or follow us on Instagram at @neurodivergentsocdcu.

All the best,

Cathy

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