Embracing neurodiversity: enabling our students to thrive, not just survive in school

08 October 2021 15:30 - 16:30

The term 'neurodiversity' is used with increased regularity in academic circles, but what does it mean? And what does it mean for schools? Neurodiversity encompasses a wide range of neurological differences. Although considered to be a relatively new term, it is thought to have been coined by autism activist Judy Singer back in the 1990s in a bid to move away from the medical view of autism and the idea it is something that should be "cured". How do we celebrate neurodiversity in our schools where difference is perceived as an asset not a deficit?

Key stages 1-5
Level 1-3

Early bird rate: £17 (+VAT) until Friday 30th July 2021 / Full rate: £20 (+VAT)

Jane Friswell, SEND Consultant & Parent Advocate, Jane Friswell SEND Consultancy