About Kind Theory
Kind Theory started as a simple idea: making this world a kind place for neurodivergent people. It has now transformed into a non-profit organization where a team of diligent and kind volunteers are working and striving hard to achieve our mission.
Kind Theory is founded on principles of the human rights and social model of disability. We believe in disabled person’s right as a human being. We believe that disability rights are human rights.
We, at Kind Theory, are committed to following the principle of diversity that provides the foundation to accept any disability as human variation.
We are working day and night to identify:
- Negative attitudes towards neurodivergent individuals
- System barriers for the neurodivergent individuals
- Exclusion of the neurodivergent individuals by society (inadvertently or purposely).
Doing so will help us devise a plan to eliminate these attitudes and barriers and make our systems as well as environments more inclusive and kinder for the neurodivergent people.
Kind Theory strongly believes in inclusion and discourages discrimination. Our Kind Commitment ensures that we look at a person with a perspective of what they need and how we can help, include, support, and facilitate them.
Creating and Encouraging Neurodiversity Acceptance through Education and Opportunities.
Developing a connection between Autistic Individuals and institutions, policy makers, corporations, service providers and law enforcement in order to integrate the changes required to facilitate and empower autistic individuals
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that is characterized by differences in cognitive processes and difficulties with social interaction and communication. It is a life-long condition and affects more than 1 percent of the population. Around 10 % of autistic individuals may possess savant skills that are otherwise known as exceptional abilities.
Autistic individuals can experience hypo or hypersensitivity to stimuli, executive functioning challenge and can also engage in repetitive behaviors. Autistic Individuals are neurodiverse. Here at Kind Theory – we believe:
- Autism is not a disease or an illness. It doesn’t require a cure. It does not require to be fixed. It is a disability. It is a life-long condition.
- Vaccines do not cause Autism.
- Programs or services that keep disabled people separate from non-disabled people (like sheltered workshops or buildings where only disabled people can live) are not encouraged. Disabled people have a right to live right alongside of non-disabled. Disability Rights are Human Rights.
- The use of functioning labels (like high- and low-functioning) to talk about autistic people is discouraged because the use of such labels may deprive autistic individuals of the facilities or the opportunities they require.
The use of therapies that force autistic individuals to act “normal”, or that involve punishing and keeping them separate from other people is discouraged as that goes against all the moral and ethical standards.
ADHD is also a neurodevelopmental condition. ADHD stands for “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” People with ADHD face executive functioning challenges and have problems maintaining focus due to differences in cognitive systems of attention.
Concept of Neurodiversity has been underpinned by the social model. Neurodiversity perspective revolves around accommodating neurodivergent people in society. Here’s neurodiversity in a nutshell:
- Humanity is neurodiverse – each of our brains and nervous systems is unique. The neurodiversity perspective celebrates the fact that our differences strengthen our communities just as biodiversity strengthens our ecosystems.
- The term was coined by sociologist Judy Singer in 1998, but the concept has been embraced by many non-Western cultures throughout history.
- The neurodiversity movement is a social justice movement that seeks civil rights, equality, respect, and full societal inclusion for the neurodivergent.