Neurodivergent Support Space


Visit below for our Neureodivergent Support Space:

  • ADHD Support Spaces
  • Autism Support Spaces

ADHD Support Spaces:

This virtual support space is led by registered social worker and therapist Kat Singer (they/them), in which they will lead a rich discussion on the unique experiences of folks who come to understand neurodivergence in their adulthood, also known as late-discovered. Kat will talk about ADHD, autism, and different forms of neurodiversity. Topics including relationships, finding community and creative self-expression will also be explored. We are holding two ADHD support spaces and they vary in content. Attendees are invited to come to both. Participation is welcomed but not required. 

RSVP for Tues. Mar. 15 | 7pm-9pm

RSVP for Sat. Mar. 19 | 1pm-3pm

The discussions will focus on the challenges people with ADHD face during COVID, especially from the perspective of BIPOC and assigned-female at birth folks who are underrepresented in mainstream depictions. We will be covering a different discussion topic in each session, and participants get to choose the topic they feel most passionate about. The topic options will be sent out to registered participants prior to the sessions. No diagnosis of ADHD is required to attend.

Kat Singer, MSW, RSW, (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and therapist who lives and works in Tkaronto. Kat’s interests include neurodiversity, self-advocacy, community-building, and healing through the arts.

Autism Support Spaces:

This virtual support space will be facilitated by Dev Ramsawakh and Kain Nathaniel form CRIP (The Community Resistance Intimacy Project). The discussions will focus on relationships, creativity and creative self-expression, and finding community. No diagnosis of “Autism Spectrum Disorder” required to attend. We planned for two discussion sessions and students are welcome to attend both. 

RSVP for Tues. Mar. 29 | 7pm-9pm

RSVP for Sat. Apr. 2 | 1pm-3pm

The discussions will focus on the challenges autistic people face during COVID, especially from the perspective of BIPOC and assigned-female at birth folks who are underrepresented in mainstream depictions of autism. We will be covering a different discussion topic in each session, and participants get to choose the topic they feel most passionate about. The topic options will be sent out to registered participants prior to the sessions. No diagnosis of “Autism Spectrum Disorder” required to attend.

Dev Ramsawakh is a disabled, non-binary, Indo-Caribbean-Canadian multidisciplinary producer whose work focuses on their intersecting identities. They write creative non-fiction, fiction, and journalism. They are also a podcaster, filmmaker, model and horror aficionado. They’ve been published in CBC, Xtra, HuffPost Canada, and other publications.
Kain Nathaniel is a queer, trans-shapeshifting experience who is of the Afro and Indo-Caribbean diaspora. When they’re not running a personal blog on his Instagram about their metamorphosis (read: transition), she is known to do commercials and media bookings, facilitation, and peer support for QTBIPOC as a freelancer. You can find them on OutTv as part of the cast for Shine True, a new docuseries that highlights the stories of trans and gender diverse BIPOC youth as they navigate gender identity and self-expression.

Accessibility

The organizers strive to create accessible and inclusive events and programs. Should you require any accommodations or feel the need to disclose access needs, please contact executivedirector@tmaps.ca.