Neurodiversity Celebration Week: 13 to 17 March
Neurodiversity Celebration Week aims to provide a better understanding of the lived experience of Neurodivergent colleagues to reduce discrimination and move through awareness, understanding and acceptance, to celebration.
Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many ways; there is no one ‘right’ way of thinking, learning, and behaving.
Neurodivergent/Neurodivergence means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards. Some examples include ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Tourette’s and OCD.
Neurotypical refers to someone who has the brain functions, behaviours, and processing considered standard or typical in the dominant societal standards.
Some people may self-identify as neurodivergent or with a type of neurodivergence, for example Autism. Sometimes people have a diagnosis of one or more type of neurodivergence.
If you’d like to learn more about Neurodivergence we have shared some resources below:
Introduction | Neurodiversity Celebration Week (neurodiversityweek.com) (if you go to “Organisations” then “Resources” There is a huge catalogue of resources/info docs)