Introduction to Understanding Neurodivergency and Neurodiversity


This Volunteering Newcastle workshop will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams by Children North East's neurodiversity team, who have extensive experience delivering youth and family work with neurodiverse communities.

The session will offer an introduction to understanding neurodivergency/neurodiversity, including autism and ADHD. It will introduce the lived experience of neurodivergent communities and will highlight the societal barriers they often face. The workshop will offer a chance to think about how you and your organisation can address and reduce or remove these barriers, so you can be more inclusive in your volunteer practices.

This workshop is for anyone supporting volunteers in their role. Please note, due to this project's funding requirements, you must live in the North of Tyne area to attend this training.

To participate in this session, you will need access to a device with Microsoft Teams. If you have any queries about joining, please contact in advance.

This workshop is being offered as part of the Volunteering and Social Action Partnership. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead authority.

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Courtney Wallace

Supported Volunteering Coordinator (Newcastle)


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