Neurodiversity Celebration Week - summer courses to focus on a specific learning difference
Tue, 22 Mar 2022

As it's Neurodiversity Celebration Week this week, the adult learning and education team wanted to mention some of the sessions planned for the summer term, and what kind of things you can expect to learn on them.

The Try Understanding Neurodiversity sessions are expected to be just as popular as usual. These will give you a great introduction to some common neurological differences, and how they can affect people in different ways.

Then if you want to learn more, you'll be able to choose a longer, more in-depth course focusing on a specific learning difference. These include dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD.

On all of the courses, you'll gain a balanced view of each condition. You'll learn about the challenges that they can bring, but you'll celebrate their talents and strengths too.

The adult learning and education team is currently planning summer courses, so you can't sign up yet. If you're interested, why not drop an email to learn@eastriding.gov.uk to register your interest and the team can let you know when courses are live.

What is neurodiversity?

As explained on the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust website: "Neurodiversity is the concept that when it comes to the human brain and nervous system, people don't all end up the same. In other words, it's a concept that describes individuality and uniqueness in cognitive functioning. Neurodiverse conditions are seen as variations in brain structure and function, which lead to ways of thinking and behaving that are different from other people in society."

Neurodiversity can include autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

What is Neurodiversity Celebration Week?

The website www.neurodiversityweek.com says: "Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organisations with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual."

Visit https://www.neurodiversityweek.com/events for a diverse schedule of events to enjoy during Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022.


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