The Neurodiversity SIG is meant for current ANZAED members who share an interest in furthering knowledge and understanding relating to the interconnectedness of neurodivergence and eating disorders. Indeed, awareness about the overlap between autism, adhd, and eating disorders is growing and the need to implement neurodiversity-friendly and neuroaffirming therapy frameworks for neurodivergent people with eating disorders is increasingly being acknowledged. The group aims to meet 4 to 5 times a year through video conferencing as well as in-person at the ANZAED yearly conference.
This SIG’s primary goals are as follows:
Sharing of information, resources, and up-to-date research publications
Promoting neurodiversity-friendly approaches in relation to neurodivergence and eating disorders that take underlying factors and concepts such as the double empathy problem, masking, justice sensitivity, sensory sensitivity (interoception and exteroception), alexithymia, autistic burnout, special interests, executive functioning, or synesthesia into consideration
Promoting the social-ecological model of disability in relation to neurodivergence
Networking and learning through online (video conference and forum) and in-person events
Chair: Contact Laurence Cobbaert at email@example.com
This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.