13-19 March is Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023. A worldwide initiative to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences, the aim is to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported. It’s an opportunity to recognise the talents and advantages of neurodiversity, creating more inclusive and equitable cultures.
Neurodiversity is an umbrella term describinge alternative thinking modes such as Dyslexia, DCD (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD. These and other conditions affect how neurodivergent people move, process information and communicate. Not everyone’s brain connects and communicates in the same way.
Going beyond labels, neurodiversity recognises those who think differently.
With perhaps 15-20% of the population experiencing neurological difference, neurodiversity encourages a balanced view of an individual’s unique strengths and challenges. These challenges often arise from the environments and systems designed for a majority population.
You can find more on at neurodiversityweek.com, including specific schemes, information and events for education, parents, students and organisations.