The two separately filmed videos and the firsthand account of events is available at: https://www.facebook.com/christy.fieldsroux/posts/10219381420384095
The IU Neurodiversity Coalition is made of IU Bloomington students, faculty, staff and community members who support initiatives to make our campus and community (Bloomington) more inclusive of the rights and needs of IU students with neurodiverse brain function. The term neurodiversity includes individuals who self-identify or have been medically diagnosed with autism/ASD, dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, Tourette’s syndrome and others, estimated to be 20-22% of the world population. The neurodiversity movement is an international civil rights movement that promotes awareness, education, and support systems for neurodiverse individuals. Follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/iundc/.
The IU NDC and the signatories below respectfully ask Indiana University to take the following actions:
1. Fully investigate these events as much as possible to determine all the facts. IU NDC is also investigating this incident.2. Issue a statement by the University on the value that neurodiverse individuals bring to our campus and our community.3. Ensure that no neurodiverse IU students will be subjected to abuse by Ms. Nisonger by immediately removing her from all interactions with IU students and taking all necessary measures to ensure that any future interactions Ms. Nisonger may have with IU students will not include hate speech or abuse toward neurodiverse people.