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Building an all inclusive community at Neurodiversity UK

First of all before we begin may I just say Happy Neurodiversity Celebration week!!! Helen the PRO has been so excited for this week. Literally dreaming of ways to highlight neurodiversity.

But first we need to understand a little of what Neurodiversity is.

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term used to describe the range of differences in individual brain function.

But doesn't Neurodiversity only mean Autism?

Short Answer: No

As neurodiversity is an umbrella term it has many spokes, it encompasses, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar, Tic Disorders, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Acquired Brain Injury, Identity Disorders, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more spokes that I haven't mentioned but it would take me the whole week to go through them all,

It doesn't affect women, Neurodiversity is a men's only condition?

This is an outdated misconception, It used to be that men were only diagnosed with a neurological condition back in the 1950's/60's but that is not to say that women back then didn't have a neurological condition, it just wasn't documented. Yes it's true that women are still being underdiagnosed, but at least now it is being diagnosed. For every woman being diagnosed with a neurological condition 3 men are being diagnosed. The reasons being that women are very good at masking their behaviour to mimic that of a neurotypical (someone without a neurological condition)

Who is Neurodiversity UK?

Neurodiversity UK were established in 2013, by Ruth Magee, after her own personal struggles living as a neurodiverse woman, Ruth realised the need for a person centred approach to neurological care for those living with a neurological condition. Over the years Ruth has curated a team of 9 strong independent men and women, who are able to help advocate for those who need help learning how to be the champion of their own story.

What's our Mission

Our Mission is to champion every person who walks through our door, we understand that no two people with a neurological condition are the same which is why we tailor the support we provide to suit the issues presented by the client, evolving our care as the client's needs evolve.

In the past 10years 5 months we have supported thousands of families and are continuing to expand the range of services we are offering.

How are you celebrating this Neurodiversity Celebration Week?

Let us know in the comments below.

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