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Posted 04 Dec 2020

Celebrating Neurodiversity Awards 2021

Do you know an individual who is breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes? Or an organisation that is genuinely committed to neuro-inclusion? Do you think they deserve some recognition for the amazing things they do? 

Why not nominate them for a Celebrating Neurodiversity Award.

We are delighted to confirm that nominations for the 2021 awards are now open! The aim of the awards is to celebrate successes in the Neurodiverse/Neurodivergent community. They recognise those individuals, businesses and projects that have gone above and beyond to promote accessibility and inclusion for neurominorities.

 

The categories

Sponsored by Microsoft, we are looking for nominations in the following categories:

Assistive Technology Implementation of the Year (sponsored by Microlink): This award is for companies who have embedded technology in a way that creates a level playing field for neurominorities.

Inclusion Project of the Year (sponsored by Osborne Clarke): The award is aimed at projects that have done outstanding work to reduce discrimination and increase access to success for neurominorities.

Most Inclusive Education Provider (sponsored by Phoenix Software): This award seeks to celebrate an educational facility or teacher/facilitator that has gone above and beyond to promote awareness and make their education more inclusive. 

Neurominority Achiever of the Year (sponsored by MACE): This award recognises individuals whose persistence has allowed them to achieve that they thought was impossible and for those who have become a role model to others.

Stereotype buster of the year (sponsored by Intent Health): This award recognises those who have busted the stereotype and proved that the only limitation is the level of our aspiration.

Genius of the Year (sponsored by ATOS): This award is for coaches, assessors, clinicians, or case managers whose work has gone above and beyond to support neurominorities in accessing their inner genius.

Neurodiverse Research of the Year (sponsored by Birkbeck University): Research in this field is seriously under-funded, meaning opportunities to explore what actually works are limited. This award therefore aims to recognise those who are striving to reduce the knowledge gap and promote best practice.

How to nominate

There are two ways in which you can nominate an individual or organisation for an award:

  • Please complete our nomination form, which has been designed to provide the judging panel with information about your nominee and, in 250 words or less, the reason for your nomination. You con complete the nomination form online, or download a copy of the form to complete offline
  • Alternatively, you may wish to record a short video. This must be no longer than 2 minutes and should also include the reason for your nomination.

Completed forms or videos should be sent to awards@geniuswithin.co.uk

Nominations close on Sunday 31st January 2021.

The ceremony

Once again, the awards ceremony will be taking place during Neurodiversity Celebration Week on Thursday 18th March 2021.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week was established by Siena Castellon to create a more inclusive educational landscape. The event had over 500 schools signed up this year and there are already over 800 registered to take part in 2021.

Our nominated charity for the 2021 awards is the Dyspraxia Foundation. Established in 1987, this country wide organisation is committed to increasing understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education.

To find out more about the awards, contact our team on awards@geniuswithin.co.uk or call +44 (0)1273 890 502.

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