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Jan 17, 2023
Lots of young people struggling with mental health also have 'neurodiversity'. If you haven't heard the term before, it means their brain is wired slightly differently to the 'norm' - ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia are a few you might have heard of?
When a young person has neurodiversity, they can sometimes find certain things more difficult BUT on the flipside they often have what we call a superpower. For example, people with ADHD may have trouble with time management. But they also often have amazing passion, drive, and hyper focus on the things they're interested in and can be amazingly creative.
That's why we love Neurodiversity Celebration Week!
You can download information, ideas and resources to learn about, celebrate and spread awareness about neurodiversity in your family, school or youth club.
When young people understand that although they or a friend or classmate struggle in some areas, they usually excel another and it takes away so much of stress that can contribute to mental health struggles.
We love to share the story of Siena Castellon, who has autism and was constantly frustrated by how others misunderstood her...so wrote "The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide, founded Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023, got onto the ForbesUnder30 list for social impact in 2023 and has now gone on to become a UN Ambassador, amongst loads of other amazing achievements!
Go get the resources and celebrate neurodiversity from the rooftops.