Competence in any interpersonal context is through a series of social missteps...
because if you aren't dancing close enough to step on toes, you're not
Subcultural Competence navigates to include the full neuropsychosocial spectrum of human expression.
Neuropsychosocial Inclusion is
It negotiates microcultures layered
in an organization and explores the neuropsychosocial architecture
for "...interconnections and interdependencies between social categories and systems." It sees relational microfractures and facilitates healthy communication toward mutual understanding and interdependence.
Opportunity for connection through
cross-issue alliance building
while keeping in mind
"...an intersectional approach demands we recognize the different types of discrimination as points of overlap or as coming together at a point of intersection. The goal is not to show how
Healthy cultures support new members of their society by helping them learn the language. In the process mistakes are made and every misstep is an opportunity for growth.
A Neuroinclusive approach educates...
to broaden understanding and deepen our insight into unique ways we all think, process, see, respond, and feel regarding the information we process daily.
Being acquainted with the full spectrum of these experience offers us tools to become more effective listeners and communicators.
NeuroAtypical CompetenceSM begins...
with a desire to understand, observe, and feel the multi-layered components of every individual within our sphere of influence. This Competence hinges on a commitment to educate oneself on neurodivergent ways of thinking and processing. This commitment also begins with learning our own place on the neuropsychosocial spectrum. NeuroAtypical Competence actively listens and observes on multiple frequencies of the person. It realizes that externals (the way one talks, looks, acts, dresses) are both liars and truth-tellers; they can and will misrepresent the depth, value, potential, and experiences of another.
Our inherent human limitations predispose us to mischaracterize and/or misjudge each individual regardless of sincere efforts to fairly assess the impact of their experiences and how it shaped their person (neuro-intersectionality).
NeuroAtypical Competence reckons every individual, regardless of self-limiting perceptions, is a member of numerous sub-cultures simultaneously. No one person can be relegated to and/or be understood through one lens of their identity. This Competence constrains us to value their experiences and potential as we would our own.
[This requires seeing others through a lens of possibilities.]
A sub-culturally competent milieu is qualified and quantified when an individual's potential and perceptions are realized beyond their own expectations. Three basic components will emerge as a result:
a. Their willingness to self-disclose (feeling safe and accepted).
b. A compassionate assessment and acceptance of their self-disclosure by the listener.
c. The listener's level of self-awareness, empathy, and honesty regarding the fixed limitations of their perspective is broadened.