Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023
News | Posted on Friday 10 March 2023
We'll be celebrating neurodiversity week from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 March 2023.
Neurodiversity Celebration Week is about celebrating the strengths and talents of people with learning differences. It is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions. Approximately 15-20% of the population has a neurological difference.
Neurodiversity is used by some as an umbrella term to include Dyslexia, DCD (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD.
Internal resources and information
Staff and students
- Coloured overlays are available to borrow from the library help desk and pastel coloured paper is available for printing in the library if you find reading from a coloured background easier
- The Learning Technology Practical Guide Accessibility pages provides an overview of digital tools at York which many neurodiverse staff and students find helpful. These tools enable you to work in different ways and include functions that can allow you to screen mask in various colours, with or without a reading bar, use screen reader if you prefer texts read aloud or use mind maps to approach your planning. These tools are available to all staff and students at the university.
Talks to watch again
- Dyslexia superpower: Moving from disability through learning difference to advantage - Nigel Lockett
- Don’t Stop: Negotiating Autism and Academia by Dr Jason Arday, Durham University
External resources and information
There is a schedule of free events being organised by Neurodiversity Celebration Week, see further details and how to book.
- Neurodiversity Celebration Week have compiled some useful free resources
- Neurodiversity - everything you need to know - Health Assured