Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: what is it and how can organisations show their support?

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is celebrated every year from 13th to 19th March. It is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences, whilst providing opportunities to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent. Siena Castellon, wanted to change the way learning differences are perceived, and founded Neurodiversity Celebration Week (NDCW) in 2018. “As a teenager who is autistic and has ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia, my experience has been that people often focus on the challenges of neurological diversity. I wanted to change the narrative and create a balanced view which focuses equally on our talents

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