Celebrating Neurodiversity Awards – 20th March 2020
This year Genius Within have joined forces with Siena Castellon to host the awards during Neurodiversity Celebration Week in order to raise other neurodiverse voices and collaborate with like-minded leaders and role models in our field.
We’re delighted to announce that Microsoft will be hosting the event and that our long time partners and collaborators, Microlink, will be sponsoring the event and the Assistive Technology Award
For tickets to the event, hosted at Microsoft’s office in Paddington from 6pm to 9pm, please click on the button at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to nominate an individual, company or organisation for one of our awards, all you need to do is write around 200 words along with an image or a short video, identifying which award you are entering them for and send it to us:
Entries need to be with us by 21st February.
Not only is this event about celebrating the achievements of neurodiverse individuals and the strides being made in inclusion and research; it is also in aid of raising money for a charity who champion the neurodiverse. Last year through our Celebrating Neurodiversity Events, we managed to raise over £2,000 for our nominated charity Tourette’s Action!
We are excited to announce that this years nominated charity is the PDA society
Pathological Demand Avoidance is a widely recognised profile of autism. Those with PDA experience similar challenges to others on the autism spectrum, but additionally they experience an anxiety-driven need to be in control and avoid other people’s demands and actions. Not only is this extremely distressing for the individual, but it can have a profound impact on their care and educational providers, who need advice without judgement.
The PDA society supports over 1,200 parents, adults and health and education professionals each year by providing training for PDA, developing new tools to increase understanding, supporting those who are living and working with PDA and so much more. We are proud to be able to support their goal in raising awareness and improving the support and well-being for those with PDA through this event, we hope you are able to join us!
We will be giving awards for the following categories:
All proceeds for this event will go to the PDA Society.