Neurodiversity Celebration Week, 4th – 8th July 2022
At Parsons Down we are committed to fostering an inclusive, positive and nurturing environment for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. In order to empower SEND students to flourish, we must not only support them with what they cannot do but should recognise, nurture and celebrate the many strengths and talents of being neurodiverse. It is important to recognise the creativity, innovation, ability to think outside-the-box, problem-solving skills, unique insights and perspectives, as well as the perseverance and resilience of children with learning difficulties such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia.
Next month, we plan to spend a whole week celebrating these strengths through Neurodiversity Celebration Week. During the week we will also be finding out about the successes of neurodivergent adults, such as Michael Phelps, Emma Watson, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson, and teaching the children how it feels to learn and think differently to others.
On Tuesday 5th July, we would like to invite all children to wear their brightest colours to help celebrate difference. We will be asking for a voluntary donation of £1 per pupil, which can be donated directly to Swings and Smiles by following this link.
Swings and Smiles are a local charity and many of our families have accessed support from them.