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Let's talk about Seldom Discussed Neurological Differences

Thursday, 24 March 2022

14:00 - 15:30 GMT

About the event

Some neurological differences are less well-known and widely recognised than others. Although most people are generally familiar with dyslexia, autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), most people are less familiar with other neurological differences, such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourette Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Did you know:

 

  • Up to 6% of the population is dyspraxic. Despite its prevalence, dyspraxia is not well understood by the public and is commonly misdiagnosed.

  • Although more people have heard of Tourette Syndrome, much of the information is based on myths and misconceptions.

  • And while PDA is becoming more widely recognised as a distinct profile of autism, it is often misunderstood.

 

The lack of understanding and knowledge of these neurological differences often leads to stereotypes and misconceptions and makes it more challenging for individuals with these conditions to get the support they need to achieve their potential at school and in the workplace.

 

In this panel discussion, representatives from the Dyspraxia Foundation, Tourette Action and the PDA Society will discuss each of these neurological differences, including dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions. With a mixture of expertise and lived experience, we will also provide advice on how to support individuals with these conditions and answer any questions you may have.

 

We hope that you leave having learned more about dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourette Syndrome and PDA.

 

This is a free online event via Zoom.

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Host: Siena Castellon, Founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Panelist:

  • Sophie Kayani, Chair of the Dyspraxia Foundation

  • Helen Evans, CEO of PDA Society

  • Emma McNally, CEO of Tourettes Action

  • Steph Curtis, Blogger and Trainer for the PDA Society

  • Tumi Sotire, Dyspraxia Neurodiversity Advocate at Tourettes Action

  • Paul Stevenson, Neurodiversity Ambassador at Genius Within

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