Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of how we think, process information and communicate with others. Everyone has talents and things they find challenging.
Today, those neurological differences are described as autism spectrum conditions, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and others.
We are all neurodiverse…but a few are neurodivergent.
Neurodiversity is often misunderstood as ‘you are different from me’- where one is neurotypical and the other is not. But what it really stands for is the acknowledgement of simply ‘being different from each other’.
Learn more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week where you can access a range of resources including free events run throughout the week such as ‘an introduction to neurodiversity’.
You can also download a special Neurodiversity Teams background to show your support.
Watch our pre-recorded neurodiversity awareness webinar to learn more about what neurodiversity is, some of the terminology and examples of strengths and challenges associated with being neurodivergent.
Our Neurodiversity Network, part of the Dis-Abilty Inclusion Network, is a safe and welcoming space for neurodivergent colleagues across the organisations.
It has been established and run by our colleagues with a drive and a real commitment to bring people together with shared and different backgrounds and experiences.
If you would like to learn more about the network of join one of the future meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Neurodiversity Celebration Week - Equali-tea break sessions
Join us during the week to learn more about neurodiversity and understand the experiences of our colleagues with neurodivergent conditions.
In a series of two separate conversations, we will hear about and explore themes of autism and ADHD. Grab a cuppa and join us on MS Teams.
Although it’s not always the case, sometimes people with neurodivergent conditions could be more at risk of experiencing mental health issues. For example, due to the stress of ‘masking’ - trying to cope with certain challenges that life and work can bring and hiding it.
Learn more about our wellbeing support, including how to access our Mental Health First Aiders.