We think, move, process information, and communicate differently depending on how our brains are wired.
Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for alternative thinking styles such as Dyslexia, DCD (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD. However, regardless of labels, neurodiversity is about recognising those who think differently.
This week is Neurodiversity celebration week, a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.
Approximately 15-20% of the population has a neurological difference, so we wanted to use this week to inspire conversations about this important subject.
We are lucky and excited to have Laura Watkins, CEO of The Donaldson Trust, Scotland’s leading neurodiversity charity, to join us and talk to our colleagues this week about Neurodiversity.
We also encourage our colleagues and all to take part in sessions via the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website. These include introductory webinars, panel discussions and more.
A number of these courses will be very relevant, whether in a workplace or family setting, including:
- Building a Neurodiversity-friendly Workplace Culture – 14 March 2023 – 12:00 to 13:30
- Neurodiversity for Parents and Carers -15 March 2023 – 9:30 to 11:00
- Culture, Community and Class in Neurodiversity – 15 March 2023 – 12:00 to 13:30
- The Benefits of Neurodiversity in the Workplace – 15 March 2023 – 14:30 to 16:00
- Neurodiversity and the Justice System – 16 March 2023 – 9:30 to 11:00
Please see the full schedule of events and register to attend on the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website.
We hope the sessions and activity this week will help us celebrate different minds!