Shred of Dignity
1392 Page Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-640-3525 text
duke@shred-of-dignity.org
Neurodiverse Cultural Therapy since 1984
 
 

Shred of Dignity has been crafting environments for neurodiverse cultural therapy since it formed in 1984.  We work on projects and create incubator environments where new ideas can be explored and developed.  If something works, it gets spun off into an ongoing activity or organization. 

 
Welcome
Aspies
Punks
Queers
Nerds
Current Projects
Health Care
Tools for self-advocates and health professionals to improve communication and accommodation for people with special needs. Hammers, monkey wrenches, and screwdrivers.

Communication
An innovative Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) implementation using TouchChat on the iPad.

Mentoring/Life Coaching
Individualized one-on-one mentoring, in a fluid, informal arrangement.    

Employment
Transitional and ongoing supports for people challenged by NeuroTypical workplaces; and awareness training for employers.  

Sensory Friendly Environments
Guidelines and surveys for removing sensory barriers.

Education
Opportunities for functional learning.
Maker Activities

Recreation
Rugby for neurodiverse children and adults. 
Furry Fandom.
The Blue Ball Machine visual stim


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Files
A personal description of Asperger’s Syndrome: 
Aspergers.pdf

A description of the Mirror Neuron System:
MirrorNeurons.pdf

A good general description of Asperger’s Syndrome:
WhatIsAsperger.pdfHome_files/Aspergers.pdfHome_files/MirrorNeurons.pdfHome_files/WhatIsAsperger.pdfshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2
Links
“A Field Guide to Earthlings” by Ian Ford site
http://www.afieldguidetoearthlings.com/

The early Shred of Dignity story, from the book “Gimme Something Better”
http://gimmesomethingbetter.com/excerpts/shred-of-dignity

Wrong Planet, the preeminent Forum site for Aspies & Auties.
http://wrongplanet.net/

The Wired “Geek Syndrome” article:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aspergers_pr.html

The rdos Aspie Quiz, by Leif Ekbad. It’s based on traits instead of impairments:
http://rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php

AASCEND (Autism, Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development) 
http://www.aascend.org/

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
http://www.autisticadvocacy.org/

YouTube video with Tony Attwood talking about Clay Marzo and Aspergers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKRIRZEV4B4

YouTube video with basic characteristics and famous Aspies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7lQa3q_OAk&feature=related

“The Waiting Room”, a funny YouTube Aspie video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7FDrifDdsA&list=PL2A766BB551830FF2&index=1&feature=plpp_video

“Asperger’s Syndrome”, a great animated video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePlX0zUZktU&list=PL2A766BB551830FF2&index=3&feature=plpp_video

Autism Social Connection. A great group, mostly having filmmaking & social groups for Aspie teens:
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Wish List
iPad for AAC development support
(iPad given with payments deferred)
TouchChat for development support
(thanks to Clarissa Kripke)
TouchChat for iPhone development
Thanks to Ingrid Lusebrink for donation