Neurodiversity Celebration Week

neurodiversity celebration week

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a world wide initiative designed to recognise and celebrate the strengths of people who are neurodiverse, and challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity refers to the differences between how people think, process information, behave and communicate. Everyone’s mind works differently, and we all have different interests, motivations, skills and strengths. These differences should be recognised, understood, respected and celebrated. 

While everyone is unique, most people are ‘neurotypical’ i.e., their brains process information in a relatively similar way. People who process information differently to the majority may be neurodivergent. It is estimated that 15-20% of children and young people are neurodivergent. Some neurodivergent people may have more than one diagnosis (examples might include ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and/ or dyspraxia) while others may not have a diagnosis at all. 

Activity ideas for young people

Can you name more superpowers?

  • Brainstorm all the various strengths neurodivergent individuals might have and think of what it could be called as a superpower!
  • Design a ‘badge’ to represent each superpower

Uniquely you

  • Create a collage, picture, or book that represents all the things that make you unique – what are YOUR superpowers? Be as creative as you like!

How can Meadows Psychology Service help?

Meadows Psychology Service has a wealth of experience offering assistance with children’s mental health and neurodiversity. We have an extensive team of experienced, qualified, accredited child psychologists who have the expertise to provide individuals with psychological assessments (including specialist assessments such as those involving risk), psychological consultation and individual therapy. 

Contact us today to find out more.

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