Neurodivergent Labour

Submitted by AWL on 18 December, 2019 - 12:10 Author: Andy Forse

On 30 November Neurodivergent Labour held its founding Annual General Meeting, after about three years of preliminary work of developing the organisation and writing the manifesto.

The conference was well attended considering that we were in the middle of an election, with about 45 people present. The political make up seemed generally left wing, and the motions passed on work and education were left wing.

John McDonnell had been billed to attend, but sent a message pledging to “take the [neurodivergency] manifesto into government”.

The organisation could probably do with a few more young people, but it was by no means an old crowd at the conference.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking project. As far as we are aware, no other political organisation representing neurodivergent interests exists anywhere, certainly not a left-wing one.

You can join the organisation if you identify or are diagnosed as autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic, or otherwise neurodivergent.It would be great if comrades could introduce the manifesto to their CLP or unions and pass motions in support.

• The manifesto and other info is all on the website: Facebook: NDVLABOUR. Twitter @NeuroLabour.

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