You, neurodiversity and me: making sense of the language, opening access to all
08 October 2021 11:00 - 12:00
This seminar will discuss what the terms mean and how we use different terms and language to mean different things. It will present evidence of our biases (both conscious and unconscious) and provide practical suggestions on how schools and colleges (working with parents) can create an inclusive and equitable approach to education that allows every child and young person to belong and optimise their talents.
All Key stages Level 1-2
Early bird rate: £17 (+VAT) until Friday 30th July 2021 / Full rate: £20 (+VAT)
Professor Amanda Kirby has an international reputation in the field of Neurodiversity. She is a trustee of the ADHD Foundation, working closely with the BDA, Dyspraxia Foundation and several Autism charities. She has written 8 books, more than 100 research papers in the field and is an emeritus Professor at the University of South Wales. She is a parent of neurodivergent children and grandchildren, and a GP.
Holding a PhD in emerging adulthood in neurodiversity, she founded and ran a clinical and research team for fifteen years relating to neurodiversity. She delivers the first UK accredited course on Neurodiversity in the Workplace and has developed the Neurodiversity Aware Standard with the ADHD Foundation. She is the CEO of Do-IT Solutions, who are Disability Confident Leaders. Do-IT is an innovative tech for good company providing web-based screening and assessment tools relating to neurodiversity for all ages. She has been voted nationally UK GP of the Year.