The AchieveAbility ejournal is now calling for contributions to our 4th edition

The AchieveAbility ejournal is now calling for contributions to our 4th edition
The title is: Neurodiverse Voices: Intergenerational differences

Submissions to be received by the end of August 2023 to contact:

You can work with any of the below themes

or even submit a theme of your own under the title Neurodiverse Voices: Intergenerational differences

 The increasing profile of neurodivergent people and their intellectual capital voiced across the generations

 Neurodivergent led groups challenging policies and practice for more equitable experiences with assessment and good working practices.

 The differences and similarities between generations, can we support each other collaboratively?

 Comparative work/life experiences - a dialogue on what has changed, positively and negatively, what has stayed the same?

 Social and economic factors of assessment (or lack) that impact on ND peoples’ choice of occupation.

 What are the current options for ND people to re-enter formal education in comparison to the past such as (but not limited to) access courses and apprenticeships. What is inclusive education for all of us?

 How do poor literacy skills impact on local and national economic growth, how does this compare across generations?

 What are the risks of homelessness in today’s economic landscape for neurodivergent people across the generations?

About the e-journal:
We know that neurodivergent people can be keen researchers and deep divers of information and creative, empathic thinkers for social change.
Sometimes our experiences can make us hesitate to write our research, or imposter syndrome kicks in – am I good enough?

Every year we publish an e-journal on specific topics and key themes. Previous themes have included the Inclusive Workplace, Good Practice in the workplace in a time of COVID-19 and Intersectionality and Neurodiversity.

Our Editorial Board is a mixture of people including academics who are neurodivergent. The Peer Reviewers are also neurodivergent people. The AchieveAbility E-Journal takes an inclusive editorial policy to encourage the particular experience, original thinking and preferred communication styles, formats and media of contributors. For text based submissions, this should be no longer than 2000 words

From our lived experience, we are aware that asking for feedback or placing yourself in a positively challenging situation can be triggering but we will support you in the following ways.

If you are working on research and/or creative projects this is what we can offer:
. Constructive feedback on submitted papers
. Workshop-style learning on key areas such as referencing and practical tips
. Opportunity to participate in a virtual and physical launch for the e-journal

We are a small charity so we are unable to fund creative projects, membership to access academic publications or time for research. However, here is some feedback on the journal so far.

‘The AchieveAbility journal is a fantastic achievement. At a time when co production and accessible research are hot topics, the editors have raised the bar several levels, by ensuring the inclusion of diverse voices from outside the academic mainstream. In doing so, they have maintained high standards of peer review, showing that you can absolutely combine quality research and dissemination with accessibility and lived experience’.
Professor Nancy Doyle (email to AchieveAbility April 2023)

‘Such a meaningful publication. I have enjoyed the like-minded connections, and I am encouraged that the journal is a platform for the neurodivergent voice’
Oliver West (email to AchieveAbility May 2023)

The journal aims to: </i>
• To provide a forum for exchange and debate that informs policy, strategy and practice on Neurodiversity within our society
• To support, promote and publish research-informed work of established and new academics and practitioners in the fields of education, training, employment, social justice and cultural change
• To foster interdisciplinary work of Neurodivergent authors to find new audiences in the journal fields

The journal uses standard British English, and the Editors reserve the right to alter usage to that end. The journal uses the Harvard (author-date) Reference System. Please make sure that all of the quotations, statistics, other research referred to, are fully and correctly referenced.

Use as few notes as possible. If you think a note is necessary, make it as brief and to the point as possible. Illustrations, diagrams, graphs, etc., are welcome.

A word about terminology, AchieveAbility uses the terms Neurodivergent, Neurodiverse and Neurodiversity.
The views expressed in articles in the AchieveAbility E-Journal are those of the authors of the contributions, and do not necessarily coincide with those of the Editorial Board or of the Editors of a particular journal issue.
Any queries concerning the format and presentation of articles may be addressed to the Editorial Board. If you have any questions, please contact: