“Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.”
— Alison Boulter
Unique Ability (formerly “I Think Differently”) was developed to shine a light on the uniqueness of disability. The site was initially supported by the New Zealand Government’s Think Differently social change campaign to create a fundamental shift in attitudes and behaviour towards disabled people. Now it is an online project of Diversity New Zealand.
This site has three key purposes:
- To reframe and rename disability in order to focus on uniqueness and resilience rather than abnormality and deficit.
- To put into practice Gandhi’s idea that, in order to change the world, we must first change ourselves to reflect the change we wish to see in the world.
- To find new ways for people who experience disability (and those who don’t, yet) to interact with each other.
Here are some ideas about how to use the site.
Please contact us if you have any ideas about how to improve the site or if you’d like to organise an event or workshop. If you’d like to blog for us, we’re looking for professional writers.