The Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association are launching a series of interviews and live Q&A to speak on neurodivergence, neurotypicality, and ableism. We hope it is informational for people of all neurotypes!
This series is an invitation into a deeper journey. One that will likely include dissonance and even disagreement. We expect this and welcome it. It will invite all of us to more deeply untangle our internalized ableism and to more clearly perceive the ableism in our communities. Read more about how we got this series and where we hope it might take us.
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Currently Scheduled Events
Visit the calendar event links below to register to attend live or receive the recording.
Even if you cannot attend the live event, it is worth it to register. Registrants are able to submit questions, and you can view responses later on your own time, as all registrants will receive recordings of each session.
- August 2022 Neurodivergence 101 with Heather Petit
- September 2022 Congregational Life with Ramon Selove
- September 2022 Undiagnosed Autistic in Congregational Leadership with Meredith Plummer
- November 2022 Supporting Children and Youth with the Rev. Sierra-Marie Gerfao, April Rosario, and Meredith Plummer
- January 2023 Expansives and Intensives with the Rev. Leela Sinha
Purchase Previous Skill Ups in This Series
Each presentation and live Q&A is recorded and will be available at the UUMA Storefront for $15.
Learn how to receive Renaissance credt (PDF), (Word) for participating in this series.
Watch the first video in the series in which we discuss everything from a definition of neurodivergence, models of disability, communication, and much more with Heather Petit. Purchase the Q&A to Heather's presentation at the UUMA storefront.
Heather Petit (she/they) is an Aspirant to UU ministry who graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2020, and interned at the UU Society of Mill Creek, Delaware. Heather is white, queer/genderqueer, multiply disabled, and multiply neurodivergent.
Heather’s entrepreneurial ministry is in creating and maintaining sustainable, relationally trustworthy workplaces. In addition to employing this ministry in leadership and strategy work at a major data sciences firm, they also serve as a member of the Hope for Us advisory panel.
Heather is married and has four children. They divide their time between Newark, Delaware, and Moylan, Pennsylvania.