"One specific aspect of human diversity is neurodiversity, or the diversity Neurodiversity symbol.pngof ways in which humans think, learn and relate to others" (Source: National Autistic Society). Recognising that various neurological conditions are due to healthy human genome changes within education and employment is important (Source: Exceptional Individuals). The rainbow infinity image symbolises neurodiversity. The colours within the symbol represent the variation across the Autism spectrum, as well as the wider movement that is happening to raise awareness of neurodiversity. 

"A neurodivergent person is defined as one whose neurological development and state are atypical, usually viewed as abnormal or extreme" (Source: Disabled World). People who might describe themselves as neurodivergent have Autism Spectrum Condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia, to name a few. If you describe yourself as neurodiverse, work can be challenging but there are various organisations offering support. 

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Neurodiverse conditions

There are lots of support resources available to you if you have a diagnosis of ASC:

For those with a diagnosis of ADHD, take a look at the self-help resources below: 

People with learning difficulties, such as dyspraxia and dyslexia, are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. 

Dyspraxia

Dyslexia

  • The British Dyslexia Association has information about anxiety, how you can support a child with a learning difficulty, and a list of helpful organisations. They also have a free, confidential helpline that offers impartial information and signposting. Call them on 0333 405 4567 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-1pm; Thursdays 1-3pm). 
  • GroOops offers counselling to support people with the emotional repercussions that can come with having dyslexia. 

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