Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Take a moment to consider how you can make a positive difference and challenge stereotypes around neurodiversity.

Whether you’re a teacher or TA, office worker or stay at home mum, you will have spent time with neurodiverse individuals at some point in your life. Neurodiversity is a broad term that covers ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette syndrome and many nuances in between.

Neurodiversity is a thing to be celebrated and recognised as a positive difference to the norm. Some famous neurodiverse people include Emma Watson, Elon Musk, Walt Disney and Einstein to name just a few, which highlights how talented and creative our wonderfully different brains can be.

What is Neurodiversity Celebration Week?

March 21 – 27, 2022

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organisations with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual.

Neurodiversityweek.com

As a dyslexic who spends most of their time writing, I truly feel the importance of changing and opening up preconceptions of how neurodiverse individuals are perceived and labled. 

I used to be embarrassed to admit that I was dyslexic, that it was a failing, an excuse for the reason I struggle to spell and read aloud. But now I tell people matter-of-factly, it’s a part of who I am – a creative and determined person who has to try a little harder in some aspects of my life to do what I love. 

So what can you do, to make a positive difference in the world of education and to shift thinking around the understanding of neurodiversity? 

Take a look at these school resources and general information to gain a better understanding.

Resources

Neurodiversityweek.com

How to get involved

School resources



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