Neurodiversity Celebration Week

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This week, we mark Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Depending on where you do your research, you will see many definitions presented for the term, ‘neurodiversity’ but the one we like comes from Harvard Health Publishing as it suggests that neurodiversity is “the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits.”

Neurodiversity is inclusive of a range of conditions, including:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism (ASD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Tourette Syndrome

With a strong belief that inclusion needs to start at a young age, we encourage parents and schools to engage with Neurodiversity Celebration Week and to take this opportunity to start a conversation with the young people around them. The earlier in life that we can understand that differences are a good, no, a great thing and not something to make us feel uncomfortable, the better the outcomes, not just for the neurodiverse, but for all of society.

A huge range of resources is available via the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website. Share the resources, start the conversations! Neurodiversity is a vital thing for our community and should always be celebrated.

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