This week is Neurodiversity Celebration Week.
This international initiative seeks to help the world to understand, value, and celebrate the talents of neurodiverse minds. Here at Aventido, we know how much neurodiverse potential is wasted in education and the workplace simply because of a lack of awareness as well as not making available essential strategies and resources for unlocking the power of the neurodiverse mind.
When asked about why Neurodiversity Celebration Week was founded, Sienna Castellon said this:
“I founded Neurodiversity Celebration Week in 2018 because I wanted to change the way learning differences are perceived. As a teenager who is autistic and has ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia, my experience has been that people often focus on the challenges of neurological diversity. I wanted to change the narrative and create a balanced view which focuses equally on our talents and strengths.”
This initiative is being run in partnership with Lexxic a leading Neurodiversity consultancy here in the UK.
On a daily basis, Aventido works with leading AT practitioners all over the country to provide key assistive technologies that can give neurodiverse individuals the tools that they need to unlock their potential within education and the workplace. We recognise that whilst the supply of assistive technology is an essential part of giving individuals what they need to thrive within different contexts, they also need understanding and awareness of how neurodiversity affects them.
So often the downsides of having a neurodiverse mind are considered first before the upsides are considered. Often there are aspects of being neurodiverse that people do not associate with neurodiversity such as slow processing, poor working memory, difficulties with concentration, poor time management, and distractibility that can be helped with effective awareness, understanding, and intervention.
Any initiative that promotes the understanding of neurodiversity is definitely an initiative that Aventido is happy to support and connect with other organisations in doing so.
Find out about our events taking place this week that explain how our technologies work to support neurodiverse thinking.