Celebrating Neurodiversity

It’s time!

In the past decade there’s been massive changes in the neurodiversity field and it’s time to celebrate individuals, organisations and allies who are changing the game for us all.  We’ve organised an awards dinner and conference, 27th and 28th June, at Warwick Racecourse.

We’ve noticed:

A change in language, from ‘deficit’ based medical model to ‘diversity’ based socio-evolutionary model.  Judy Singer, who coined the original phrase “neurodiversity” will be at the conference, to respectfully debate the emerging narrative and hear different views from the UK community.

An increase in ‘compliance based inclusion’ and development of ‘systemic inclusion’ aspirations.  Dr Nancy Doyle will be discussing what we know so far about “what works”, discussing the principles of evidence-based practice and cost-benefit of inclusion for businesses, institutions and individuals.

The worldwide appreciation of neurodiverse talents, which has been admirably led by autism advocates and the dyslexic talent agenda.  Prof. Amanda Kirby will be presenting, bringing her immense knowledge on overlap, and how we can make sure ADHD, Dyspraxia (DCD) and Tourette Syndrome can be looped into this narrative.

Also planned are workshops on good coaching practice, ideas forums using the World Cafe method and demonstrations of assistive technology.

What’s even better, is the conference is on #EmployabilityDay and we can spend time considering the current issues of employment exclusion and how we can join forces to address this.

This is a community event, we’re running it to raise money for Tourettes Action and we want our neurodiversity colleagues to join in!

Please get in touch if you want to engage around sponsorship and exhibitions: awards@geniuswithin.co.uk

If you’d like to nominate for an award, please email a 500 word summary, with the person/company’s permission and contact details, to awards@geniuswithin.co.uk

If you’d like to buy a ticket, you can do so here.  More information click here.

 

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