Ataraxia is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate digital resources to promote neurodiversity within our communities, while striving to create a tangible material effect.
Our projects include the development of mental health kits, classes highlighting the neuroscience behind certain conditions, our own podcast revolving around neurodiversity, and webinars hosting professors, neurologists, and neurosurgeons.
Definitionally, ataraxia is defined as a state of serene calmness. With countless challenges and difficulties – especially during COVID-19 – it is essential to understand that different people are experiencing different feelings and times. Our long-term goal is to create an environment, a community, that is cognizant of the situation of others – as well as up-to-date on the science behind conditions – in order to effectively achieve ataraxia within our community.
Ataraxia is currently dedicated to providing resources in underprivileged populations and communities. Neurodiversity has been proven to have links to racial and socioeconomic trends. Our mission is to provide adequate resources to these populations, such as: the homeless population. We teach fruitful stress management techniques, so people can be in a better mental state to be more productive and deal with challenges effectively.
We're introducing a new method for connection and relationality within the community by focusing on topics that matter – like your mental health.
Tool: This is a wiki that provides resources to understand different neurotypical identities. It is written by people who experience these conditions and provides a first-perspective look at what not to do.
Made for Students: "The intent is to provide programs to support neurodivergent students to become work-ready, and build connections with organisations that value their talents."
Direct Resources: "The purpose of Neurodiversity Network is to provide resources for neurodivergent job seekers and neurodivergent students, employers & universities, & the support of the neurodiverse community. Our mission is to consolidate various neurodiversity resources into one place."
Informational: The website contains some definitions of common terms associated with neurodiversity. It answers some crucial questions through a beautiful graphic. It also highlights some members of the neurodiverse community. This is a powerful website!
We were hard at work during COVID-19, creating mental health kits & hygiene kits to deliver to the homeless population. Stay tuned to learn more about our drops and how you can help out!
We've been at work in the community, targetting racial discrimination and attempting to relieve the mental health crisis in underserved communities.
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