From Rona Topaz:
Anyone identifying as neurologically challenged (this is including but not limited to Asperger Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Dysphasia, Receptive Dysphasia, Alzheimer’s Disease, other related conditions including Front Temporal Lobe Dementia, Vascular Dementia, or Dementia with Lewy Bodies) should be allowed to attend meetings with the support of a carer/support worker if required. If no carer or support worker is needed, the person(s) involved can be invited to use the services of a pre-designated volunteer. If the person(s) in question have declared in advance their intentions to attend meetings, a support volunteer should always be available if needed to enable said person (s) to participate fully in meetings whilst maintaining protocol.
Should any person (s) with identifies as neurologically challenged choose to nominate themselves for elected office, they may do so with permission provided by their branch chair, providing that they have a support worker or would be willing to accept advice/guidance from their designated support volunteer. It would be useful if CLP could provide a support volunteer with experience/training in autism and dementia awareness..