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OLD The Language of Neurodiversity

60 minutes

Monday, 13 March 2023

11:30 to 12:30 (GMT)

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About the event

Everyone wishes to use the 'right' language when talking about neurodiversity. However, what is right for one person, may not be right for another!

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term and cultural and personal understandings of neurodiversity have changed significantly. And in many cases, they continue to do so. It's a deeply personal subject that may go to the heart of lots of peoples’ identities.

We hear there’s a lot of fear of communication around this subject. People don’t want to cause offence, get it wrong, or they worry about negative comments on social media. Using positive language also helps to reduce stigma and promote understanding and is important in the context of advocacy and policy-making.

In this webinar, we will explore the different words people use when talking about neurodiversity. What are the meaning words like Neurodiverse, Neurodivergent, Neurominority? What about individual differences or conditions? Should I say, “Autistic Person” or “Person with Autism”?

We hope to leave you with lots of practical takeaways to reflect on how you, or your organisation talks about neurodiversity. 

This is a free online event via Zoom.

Please note that our events are not being recorded, to encourage our participants to speak openly about their personal stories and experiences.

Aidan Healy | Event Chair

Neurodiversity Celebration Week Campaign Director

Aidan Healy is a Business Psychologist, Campaign Director for Neurodiversity Celebration Week and Chair of Lexxic.

He is on a mission to create a world where all minds belong. A world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of the type of brain they have. By celebrating neurodiversity, he believes we can create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.
He has over fifteen years of experience in people development roles holding qualifications in psychology, leadership development and coaching.

Lexxic are a specialist consultancy who are leaders in the field of neurodiversity. With a fifteen-year track record, they partner with organisations, schools, universities, and members of the public to make a positive difference. They create Neurodiversity Smart workplace cultures, high impact training programmes and deliver support services to neurodivergent individuals.

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