Publish date: 10 March 2023
The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service is observing Neurodiversity Celebration Week, which starts on 13 March and offers an opportunity for everyone to learn more about, and celebrate neurodiversity.
‘Neurodiversity’ refers to the differences between how people think, process information, behave and communicate. Types of neurodivergence include ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Tourette’s syndrome.
It is estimated that around one in seven people in the UK are neurodivergent.
Some neurodiverse people may need additional support, while others may not. Every classroom and organisation is neurodiverse - because every individual will have a different way of thinking, feeling, and learning. This should be encouraged and supported.
Celebrating Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of neurodiversity and encourage a more inclusive environment at school, home and work.