Stride for Neurodiversity Pride
Going the Distance Together
June 16th will be the worlds largest shared sports activity for neurodivergent kind. Join in or go alone. Choose any of 10 activities, download the Stride App to track your journey and go!
Countdown to ND Pride Day
About the Event
Stride sports activities are a way to show neurodivergent pride. The most important event is on Neurodiversity Pride Day 2023: June 16th. On this day, neurodivergents will stride to go the distance of the moon, together.
Who We Are ?
The Neurodiversity Foundation is created to bridge the gaps between all neurotypes. To influence the future, we lead projects in three pillars: Neurodiversity education, Neurodivergent Pride, and Neurodiverse communication technology for families and teams.
With Stride we organize worlds first collective neurodivergent sport activity to support the neurodiversity pride movement.
2023: Around the Moon
2024: Around the World
2025: To the Moon!!!!!
What Activities Can You Do?
In Stride, you chose your own way, your own activity, your own goal. And your result will be tallied to the worldwide achievement of all Neurodivergents & allies combined.
Walk anywhere you like and track your steps. You can also meander aimlessly or hike a path.
Take a boat and float to anywhere you like. Make sure you start the Stride App before you go!
One day, neurodivergent kind, will go to the moon on June 16th. Let's take a step back, to appreciate our progress.
Run anywhere you like. Or if you are in a jolly mood, you can also skiphop till you drop.
Calling all dancers, ravers and lovers to join Stride: dance in any direction, in any style. Yes to this!
Choose a distance to swim, and keep your phone in a plastic bag with you: Neurodiver-gent
Choose a distance to achieve, biking alone, with a friend or with your work mates.
Flags, demonstrations, instructions; all optional. Make your own symbolic march for ND Pride.
Start the app, and rock solid. As your wheels spin, so it the moon coming closer due to your moves.
Founder & Volunteers
Stride celebrates Neurodiversity Pride. Each of our members, volunteers en teammembers are Neurodivergent or Neurodiversity affirming.
Fabian van Buuren
Stride is made possible, with the loving support of:
Become a Volunteer
Yes we can use your support. Register yourself if you want to help out.
Tiengemeten 131, 1181 CS, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
ND Pride Day 2023
June 16 2023 will be the 6th edition of Neurodiversity Pride Day, the day of pride to celebrate neurodivergent uniqueness, and how each of us add beauty to an otherwise neurotypical society. It’s a day organized by & for neurodivergents, and their allies.
The program for ND Pride 2023:
Stride Sports Activities
Stride is the first collective neurodivergent sports event, where we will be going the distance together. Join in, download the app and do your own stride in the week of June 16th.
Support & Cocelebrations
There are many ways to support the celebrations. Share a ‘happy neurodiversity pride day’ message on your social media channels, to pass on the positivity to others.
ND Youth club
We are considering creating a youth club for young ND’s and launch this on ND Pride Day.
Neuro Inclusive Politician Awards
Every 2 years, a politician is selected from a group of nominees, as the winner of the most neuroinclusive politician award, commonly called: “NIP”.
Neurodiversity Networks meetups
June 16 is the best day in the year to launch, or meetup with your neurodiversity network. This is a group of ND peers in your own organization.
Neurodiversity Keynote of the Year
Every Year we ask a daring pioneer to speak about Neurodiversity. In 2023, we are grateful for Jessica McCabe to be the Keynote speaker of 2023.
The implementation of some activities is dependent upon funding for it. While we have funded allmost all costs, providing all participants free tickets, we can confirm activities only when they are financially possible. Donations are accepted by the Neurodiversity Foundation (based in NL).
The ND Pride Day was founded by neurodivergents, created for ALL Neurodivergents to celebrate themselves and all other NDs in their world.
The Neurodiversity Foundation is the hub for organizers worldwide, as the initial founders, but multiple organizations organize internationally.
In ND Pride we have created a day for ALL neurodivergents, like Dyslectics, Adhdoers, Tourettians and so many more. ND Pride is for all of us, its our day.
We are inspired by others, but we are not directly connected to other pride movements like LGTBQIA+pride, Mad Pride or Autistic Pride. We stand with them, we support them, but we are different initiatives, with our own ways.
All are welcome to join ND Pride celebrations, NT allies included. And, if you abide by ‘The 3 rules”, each Neurodivergent can also create their own activity.
We also welcome partners, most are non-profit community partners, but we also allow for corporate partners that have ability to create jobs and roles for neurodivergents.
About the First Stride
On ND Pride Day 2022, the app was tested with the First Stride with more than 100 participants planned on biking to create awareness on Neurodiversity Pride Day. The participants are persons with a neurodivergent mind, like autistics or dyslects or people with ADHD, and their allies and friends. The biggest group, in collab with the A-talent Foundation in 2022 will bike 50 of 100 kilometers and visit neurodivergent-friendly organisations during their journey. A second Pride group gathered via the Pride&Sports organization, are starting in Amsterdam to support Neurodivergent members of the LGTBQIA+ community celebrating their pride. Each persons ‘Stride’, their personal effort, will be added to the total, which we will record with the Stride App. At Neurodiversity Pride Day, we tested with ‘the first’ tester, and the test was succesfull: We are good to go, for 2023!
We will aim in 2023 to achieve a collective achievement of a roundtrip round the moon: 10.921 kilometers.
Neurodivergents & allies are welcomed to join, either to the routes that are planned, or by your own route and do this in your own way. There are 10 ways to move forward, biking is the most popular, but running, dancing and even moonwalking are all accepted options. How it works is:
- You download the Stride app from the Play Store or Ios App Store.
- After signing in, you can select with which activity you are ‘moving forward’ in your ‘stride’ journey.
- Then you can tap on the ‘start’ button, when you start your Stride.
- In the app you will see the total result as well, of all neurodivergents joining in today.