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Sunday, September 11 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Jewish origins of neurodiversity

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The concept of “neurodiversity” has gone global over the past decade. Neurodiversity inclusion policies are increasingly being adopted in the Northern Hemisphere at every level of government, business, service providers and more. Now, the concept is beginning to be recognised in Australia. Few, however, know that the concept was coined in the late 1990s by Judy Singer, while writing a sociology thesis at UTS. Until now, Judy has not publicly discussed how the concept is rooted in her experiences as a Jew, both personally and politically. In this session, Judy will unpack some of the concepts and controversies in the neurodiversity discourse, and relate how her personal story has shaped her work.

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Judy Singer

Judy is proud to be descended from generations of Hungarian rabbis, teachers, lawyers, professionals – and their wives, who might well have been so much more in more enlightened times. Judy coined the term Neurodiversity in her 1998 sociology honours thesis at UTS, Sydney. She intended... Read More →

Sunday September 11, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm AEST
Room 7

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