Neurodiversity week is 15th to 21st March and we are really pleased to be involved in celebrating all of our students, staff and families who are neurodiverse.
Chilwell school has "taken the pledge" and celebrate the intelligence, ability and employability of those individuals with:
Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome and Dyscalculia.
It is estimated that one in five people are neurodiverse.
One in twenty people have ADHD; most are unaware of it. It can be mild, moderate or severe.
ADHD can affect concentration, memory, impulse control, sleep, planning and organising skills .Some parts of the brain develop a bit more slowly – but catch up in late teens.
ADHD is not a behavioural disorder – it is a myth that all those with ADHD behave inappropriately. Also, not everyone with ADHD is hyperactive.
Scientific research tells us that those with ADHD are highly creative and more often academically gifted – though they tend to underachieve in exams because of memory difficulties.
There are a high number of people with ADHD who work in computing, the creative industries, art, music, acting, professional sports – but you will find there are people with ADHD in every profession – including police officers, teachers, engineers… just about every job there is!
Autism affects approximately one in every one hundred people. Autism can impact on people in many different ways. Some people experience difficulty with social and communication skills.
Many people with autism are incredibly gifted and academically very successful as they can have excellent memory and analytical skills.
There are many very successful people with autism. You will find people with autism in every career occupation – and every family.
We will be spending the week of 15th March sharing stories of success with students and celebrating our whole community.