Psychology and Allied Health Services

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Neurodiversity Celebration Week – 18th to 24th March 2024

Neurodiversity is considered an inclusive term that acknowledges and embraces neurological difference as a part of human variation. Depending on how our brains are wired we think, move, process information, communicate and experience the world in different ways. Neurodiversity is often used to encompass alternative thinking and processing styles, such as Dyslexia, DCD (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD. But regardless of labels, neurodiversity is about recognising those who think differently.

Approximately 15-20% of population have a neurological difference. To help combat against deficit-based approaches, the use of the term neurodiversity encourages a balanced view of an individual’s unique strengths and challenges. Many ‘challenges’ neurodivergent people face are more to do with the environment and systems they are placed in, often designed by a majority population.

To help create a more inclusive and equitable culture, it is important to celebrate difference and embrace the strengths and talents of neurodivergent individuals. By doing so, we help to build a culture where every person and every mind can flourish.

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