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AFEM Launches Neurodiversity in Electronic Music Survey

First-ever survey to explore neurodiversity in the electronic music industry

Last week through my work at the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), we launched the electronic music industry's first survey on neurodiversity.

It's been wonderful to see the survey get such a huge amount of press coverage. This coverage highlights the importance which the topic of neurodiversity is rightfully now being given. Here are some quotes from the music media which sum up the purpose of the survey well:

DJ Mag stated, "It's the first of its kind to specifically hone in on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and Tourette Syndrome"

CMU said, "A survey has been launched to gather insight on what it is like to work in the music for people diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and Tourette Syndrome. The results will be used to provide information for both organisations and individuals on how to support neurodiverse music industry professionals at work." noted, "But as new information and research arise rapidly, music professionals in all sectors of the industry are broadening their horizons and understanding the importance of neurodiversity"

I was quoted as saying, "For the previous 5 years, AFEM has made championing psychological well being consciousness central to our work,” mentioned Tristan Hunt, AFEM Well being Group founder and Regional Supervisor, in a press launch to “Whereas we’re heartened to see a giant improve throughout the trade in folks’s understanding and help of psychological well being, the topic of neurodiversity nonetheless is new or not well-known to many.”

“AFEM’s new neurodiversity survey goals to vary that,” Hunt continued. “By collaborating on this survey, you’ll assist create an trade that higher understands and helps folks with neurodiverse circumstances, so making it a happier and more healthy place for everybody who works in it.”

The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and the results will be shared later this year. You can participate in the survey here.


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