Neurodiversity Celebration Week (13-19 March) is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.
A few months ago, our Chief Operating Officer, Malcolm Thomson, wrote a moving personal blog about his experience of having dyslexia. There, it described a neurodivergent person as “someone who has one or more ways their brain functions outside the “typical” way. For example, neurodivergent people may be diagnosed with autism, ADHD, OCD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or Tourette's.”
This year’s campaign aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing you 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.
There are a series of introductory webinars, panel discussions, and events this week which we encourage you to attend. You’ll find the complete listing of programmes below. Let’s all do our part to creating an inclusive world for everyone!