Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Neurodiversity Celebration Week is on the 13th – 19th of March this year and is a wonderful chance to embrace and learn about neurodiversity.
The term Neurodiversity encompasses a wide variety of neurological differences. The brain can be wired in a multitude of ways. This leads to many variable and complex possibilities for processing and understanding information. Although the use of labels is not always important, many in the community use the term “neurodiverse” to refer to people who may identify as having Dyslexia, DCD (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD.
Although often the focus is on the challenges associated with being Neurodiverse, there are also many strengths. Therefore, Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a chance for us to focus on the fantastic talents and special gifts that Neurodiversity can also give individuals.
Did you know people with ADHD are often highly creative and great at thinking outside the box? Autistic individuals can be incredible at spotting patterns and details often missed. Oh and we can be funny. Check out comedian Hannah Gatsby and her incredible standup. Not to mention fantastic actors, The renowned Anthony Hopkins is Autistic. Oh and don’t forget the incredible Chris Packham who not only has a brilliant career working with animals but does amazing work helping others in the community. This week join us outside of the box and learn about how great being neurodiverse can be!
Resources or Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Check out lots of fantastic information at www.neurodiversityweek.com. You can get involved or learn more.
There are also plenty of great educational TV shows available through Box of broadcasts (or the streaming service of your choice)
You can check out our ever-expanding range of books on Neurdiverse topics simply by searching the library catalogue Librarysearch. Alternatively, check out our Neurodiversity bookshelves here on the blog or for more in-depth recommendations check out our wellbeing collection.