Dear Parents / Carers,

Are you interested in understanding more about autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia? What does the term ‘neurodiversity’ mean to you?

“Many people in our community use neurodiversity as an umbrella term used to describe alternative thinking styles such as Dyslexia, DCD (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD. But regardless of labels, neurodiversity is about recognising those who think differently.”

Running from the 18th to the 24th March, “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 …”

The above two quotations are taken from the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website, which is running a week of virtual events “with inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds and professions. The discussions will all be focussing on key neurodiversity topics, and aim to educate while inspiring conversations about neurodiversity.” All events are free of charge, open to all and will be recorded. You just need to register for each event in order to receive the link to the recording.

Here’s a taster of some which might be of interest:

Event 1: An Introduction to Neurodiversity, 18 March 2024, 09:30 to 10:30

Event 3: Neurodiversity: We Don’t All Fit into One Box! 18 March 2024, 13:30 to 15:00

Event 14: Understanding Neurodiversity as a Family, 20 March 2024, 16:30 to 18:00

Event 17: Late Discovered Autism & Menopause, 21 March 2024, 12:00 to 13:30

Event 19: Neurodiversity for Parents & Carers, 21 March 2024, 18:30 to 20:00

Event 21: Neurodiversity: Understanding Alternative Education Provision, 22 March 2024, 09:30 to 11:00

Event 22: The Experiences of Neurodivergent Women & Girls, 22 March 2024, 12:00 to 13:30

If you’d like to find out more, their Resources page has a wealth of resources, searchable by type of neurodivergence and audience, and is well worth a look. I hope you find something valuable.

Kind regards,
Louise Mullier
Educational Psychotherapist

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