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NeuroDiversity Celebration Week 2022

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is one way of reminding everyone of the importance of being kind, tolerant and accepting of everyone. To launch the week, on Monday March 21st, all our children can come to school wearing whatever makes them comfortable - no matter how diverse. 

Their favourite weekend outfit; odd shoes or socks; a favourite hat; their school uniform or an elaborate and unique costume.

It's entirely up to them and we can't wait to see what they all choose. 

To help you to understand what some neurodiverse people feel, how they see things and to imagine yourself in their place watch the videos below. It is through empathy that we can start to understand and feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference. Click on the links in blue to access these fantastic videos:

ADD/ADHD Simulator

Autism - Walk In My Shoes

Dyslexia simulator

There is a lot of misunderstanding around people who have a neurodiversity. There is also a lot of emphasis on the deficits, disabilities and difficulties that neurodiversity brings.

As part of our celebration for Neurodiversity Week Sallie Crook from ADHD Embrace is coming to school on Tuesday 22nd March to give a talk to parents/carers interested in learning more about neurodiversity. It will be in the studio at 9-9.40 am. It is time to recognise the many strengths and talents that come from thinking and perceiving the world differently. By celebrating the strengths of neurodivergent individuals, we can begin the seismic shift of changing the way neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported, empowering them to achieve their potential.

Use this link below to sign up.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JQslKcmbUmokN28R-gFMzWJaUEAGtTQ0bVpiw_H_cJU/edit

If you cannot join us on Tuesday morning but would like to learn more about Neurodiversity have a look at the events below.

 

 

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022 Events Schedule

21st - 27th MARCH

Neurodiversity celebration week has created a diverse schedule of events for you to enjoy during Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022! From introductory webinars, panel discussions and more, our wide range of events aims to educate and encourage conversations around neurodiversity, providing a safe space where you can join thousands of people in celebrating different minds.

All events are free of charge.

Use the link below to sign up.

https://www.neurodiversityweek.com/events

This webinar link has been shared by a parent of a neurodiverse child in our school.

HE/Public Sector Update: Addressing Autism, Dyslexia, and Neurodivergence in education and work

Date of webinar:

22 Mar 2022 - 13:00

We live in a neurodiverse population, which consists of both neurodivergent and neurotypical individuals.

In this webinar, you will learn from UK university practitioners about their approach to making accessibility improvements for students and staff with neurodivergent conditions including Autism, Asperger's, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette Syndrome and Synaesthesia.

Click on the link below to register.

https://abilitynet.org.uk/webinars/hepublic-sector-update-addressing-autism-dyslexia-and-neurodivergence-education-and-work