Oswin Latimer
Principal Executive Officer

Oswin Latimer is an Autistic, Choctaw, Trans, Queer activist and educator with a long history of working against supremacism in faer disability justice work. Fae has extensive experience doing policy work in education, healthcare, and employment. Oswin also acts as an Autistic consultant and provides anti-ableist education and support for dismantling oppressive practices that particularly harm disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+, and BIPoC folx. Oswin has participated in many presentations, panels, documentaries and podcasts over the last decade. In addition to faer activism, Oswin is most proud of faer children, who range from elementary aged to young adult and who are all neurodivergent. Oswin has applied (and applies) faer work into advocacy for and alongside faer kids. Oswin.Latimer@DivergentMinds.org
Kassiane Asasumasu
Content and Coordination Director

Kassiane Asasumasu is a multiply neurodivergent Hapa (biracial Asian) longtime autistic activist. You may know her work from the acclaimed Radical Neurodivergence Speaking, Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance, or any one of several anthologies. Kassiane is also the reluctant mastermind of the project We Are Like Your Child. When not causing a social media crisis, Kassiane practices aikido, studies neuroscience, makes sure kids are included in neighborhood recreation programs, and cuddles her three cats (but not all at once). She seeks to drag the rest of the world to autism acceptance & disability justice, even if the rest of the world kicks & screams the whole way.
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Advocacy & Research Director

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, MA is a global self-advocate, educator and neurodivergent Autistic nonbinary woman of color in a neurodiverse, serodifferent family. A prolific writer, public speaker, social scientist, and activist, their work focuses on meaningful community leadership and involvement, HIV, race, gender, disability, justice, and inclusion. Morénike, a Black (Yoruba/Caboverdiano/American) Xennial and parent of six, is a Humanities Scholar in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University as well as a full-time faculty member at a state college. An avid collaborator and leader, Morénike’s executive experience includes board membership of a number of organizations focused on addressing disparities plus consecutive terms co-chairing NIH-funded international cross-network clinical trials community advisory groups as well as a large HRSA-funded municipal planning body.
Shalia Martin
Outreach & Development Director

Shalia Martin is an Autistic disability advocate with three neurodivergent children. She is active in writing grants proposals, fundraising, and other critical organizational tasks for FDM. She is a co-founder of the Tone it Down Taupe (TiDT) movement. Tone it Down Taupe provides comedic relief for autistic people by turning pathologizing on its head and focusing on the behaviors of allistic people. Shalia also facilitates TiDT’s assistive technology redistribution program to provide donations to Autistic people who cannot afford to purchase such equipment for themselves.