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Neurodiversity Celebration Week, 18-24 March

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 18-24 March 2024

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a global initiative, which challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual.


What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is about recognising that everyone’s brain works differently. Everyone will have their own unique way of thinking, interacting, and experiencing the world. Neurodiversity is based on the concept that neurological variances should be recognised and respected just like any other human variation, such as gender, race, or sexual orientation.

Examples of Neurodiversity include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Tic Disorders, including Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability

Laura Clear, Deputy CEO and Executive sponsor the Diverse Abilities Staff Network, NCH&C, says: “Our people make NCH&C who we are, and it is important that we properly support anyone with a Neurodiversity – whether a staff member, a patient, or carer.

“Neurodiversity Celebration Week is an opportunity for us all to learn a bit more about the different ways our brains work and is a good reminder of the importance of kindness and acceptance. People’s abilities are varied, and everyone is different. As an organisation, we recognise and value those differences.”

We encourage you to use this week to learn more about the different types of Neurodiversity and the ways in which you can support your colleagues and our service users.

Attend a Neurodiversity Celebration Week event

There is an official schedule of events taking place throughout the week, including panel discussions with inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds and professions. We would encourage staff to attend any events of interest.

Download the events schedule.

We want to use this week to focus on how we provide support to our staff and how we are supporting our service users.

There will be stalls taking place in our reception areas during the week. Please feel free to stop by and ask any questions:

Date Location and Time
Monday 18 March NCH Reception, 11am – 2.30pm
Thursday 21 March Attleborough Reception, 11am – 2.30pm
Friday 22 March North Walsham Reception, 11am – 2.30pm



Visit the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website for more information.