What is it About our Story: Does Ergodicity help us Understand Equity from a Neurodiverse Perspective?


  • Joseph Sheppard University of Victoria




Equity, Ergodicity, Learning, Ethics, Writing


This article explores the dynamics of equity and ergodicity in a psychological lab context including navigating consent (commitments) and transparency (debriefs). The article explores how evolutionary determinants are translated into competitive gameplay in human social interactions and how cooperative gameplay based on cultural stories counteracts harms associated with competition. Other themes that are explored is a love of learning at the center of cooperative storytelling. An Indigenous form of perspective-taking called etuaptmumk or "two-eyed seeing," developed by First Nations Mi'kmaw Elder Albert Marshall, is used as an example of ergodic intervention as a balance to cognitive biases. How are concepts of dignity and respect, as support for equity in needs, and a recognition of community member competencies and contributions, work to nurture a neurodiverse writing community where individuals can openly navigate consent, transparency, consensus, and inclusion? What are both the theoretical and practical implications of using multimodal expression such as writing on a neurodiverse community? 


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How to Cite

Sheppard, J. (2021). What is it About our Story: Does Ergodicity help us Understand Equity from a Neurodiverse Perspective?. Canadian Journal of Autism Equity, 1(1), 49–54. https://doi.org/10.15173/cjae.v1i1.4989