Neurodiversity Celebration Week Launches 2023 Campaign
Neurodiversity Celebration Week (Neurodiversity Week, NCW) has released its 2023 events schedule and resources.
This year’s campaign (13th – 19th March 2023) is set to be the biggest yet and will see 24 free virtual events across 7 days. Over 70 speakers are engaging in educational and inspiring conversation around neurodiversity, through sharing their lived experience and professional expertise.
To date, Neurodiversity Celebration Week has seen over 2,600 schools, 200 universities, 1.4m students, 1,200 organisations and 150 charities from around the world pledge their support for the campaign. This year is set to be another record-breaking week, and the team behind the campaign are looking forward to celebrating different minds and continuing to raise global awareness of neurodiversity.
The event schedule and free resources for 2023 are now available on the NCW website, and includes guides, presentations, videos, a brand new social media pack, and suggestions on how you can celebrate neurodiversity throughout the week.
Neurodiversity Week is a worldwide initiative founded by Siena Castellon in 2018. It challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences and aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, organisations and individuals with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent.
In 2022, the campaign partnered with Lexxic, a leading specialist psychological consultancy and pioneers in the field neurodiversity. With their mission to create a world where all minds belong, they are proud to be supporting Neurodiversity Celebration Week.
Aidan Healy, Neurodiversity Celebration Week Campaign Director commented:
“The Campaign tagline for Neurodiversity Celebration Week is ‘Celebrating Different Minds’. We chose that because for us, neurodiversity is more than labels like Dyslexia, Autism or ADHD. The campaign is more than ‘raising awareness’ or simply highlighting a challenge to be recognised by society.
"To celebrate neurodiversity, we also want to highlight what’s positive about it! It is about thinking about things in a different way than the majority, than the cultural norm. It is about having unique strengths, talents and perspectives that come from thinking differently. And every society or organisation would be better if it was more inclusive of diverse thinkers.
"We want everyone to feel they can take part and Neurodiversity Celebration Week and that it captures the different voices we have in our community."
Neurodiversity Celebration Week welcomes everyone to get involved and help support a worldwide culture of neuro-inclusivity. All the events and resources are free to attend and access.
To find out more and get involved please visit neurodiversityweek.com