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Autistic Pride and Prejudice

18 June 2021

I’ve just finished hosting our virtual picnic for Autistic Pride Day, and wanted to share a few reflections.    Wow, just wow.    Where to start? So many great things to say. First, a big thank you to Kate Fox, who chaired a panel discussion and Q&A superbly, before quickly swapping hats to come back… Read more »

Newsletter June 2021

10 June 2021

Difference North East Newsletter – June 2021  Go to this Sway

Developing Skills, Forming Good Habits

12 May 2021

We’ve just completed our fourth Digital Accessibility workshop and I thought I would use this post to share some thoughts on how they have gone and what impact they will have.  The workshop series was funded by the National Lottery Awards for All fund, and are part of our work as a partner in the… Read more »


2 March 2021

Marking International Day of Disabled People, Shine is a selection of just some of the creative disabled talent from across our region.   It has been curated by:   Richard Boggie (Bogsey) – poet, playwright and disability campaigner at Difference North East. Ruth Patterson – lead singer with Holy Moly and the Crackers, Attitude is… Read more »

Digital Accessibility – Barriers Survey

12 February 2021

The aim of this survey is to gather feedback from disabled people in the north east about the problems they face when using online systems and services. The results will help inform Difference’s North East Digital Accessibility project, funded by the National Lottery, so that we can provide suitable support and resources to help overcome… Read more »

Trustee Opportunities (Voluntary)

2 February 2021

Difference North East is a user-led charity, which means we are run by disabled people for disabled people.  Our aim is to make the North East a better, more equal society for disabled people to live, work and study. We want to achieve change at the highest levels, advocating and campaigning for equal rights, and… Read more »

Members’ Advisory Panel

12 January 2021

Difference North East – Members’ Advisory Panel  Difference is looking to strengthen our member involvement so that our work reflects your concerns and tackles the issues most important to you.  So, we’re setting up a Members’ Advisory Panel of volunteers, and we’d like to hear from you if you would like to be involved.  We want the… Read more »

Difference Strategy – Your feedback wanted!

18 December 2020

After a busy year, our thoughts turn to the future. We have listened to your feedback and have drafted a 3-year strategy – we’d love to know what you think. Difference strategy 2020 We have also created an Accessible Presentation Video, with photo-symbols and BSL. Please send any comments to richard@differencenortheast.org.uk by 15th January 2021.