Welcoming Neurodivergent People: Skill Up

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 Live Events

Stay tuned! More events coming soon.

Previous Events Below

Please refer to our content pages. Each presentation and live Q&A is recorded and available at the UUMA Storefront

for $15. Your purchase will directly support the continuation of this series.

  • August 2022, Neurodivergence 101 with Heather Petit
  • September 2022, Congregational Life with Ramon Selove
  • September 2022, Trapdoors and Treasures: The 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, Intensives and Expansives with the Rev. Leela Sinha
  • March 2023, Introduction to ADHD with Mackenzie MacDade
  • June 2023, BIPOC Panel with Rev. Marisol Caballero, Ayanna Kafi, and Mackenzie MacDade
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Renaissance Credit

Learn how to receive Renaissance credit (PDF)(Word) for participating in this series.

Neurodivergence 101

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.