Neurodiversity Celebration Week 13 – 19 March 2023

Neurodiversity Celebration week is a worldwide initiative which began in 2018 founded by Siena Castellon, an autistic teenager with ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. She had a desire to change the way that learning differences are thought about.

We're supporting Neurodiversity Celebration Week March 13 - 19, 2023

What is Neurodiversity

According to Cambridge University Hospital neurodiversity refers to the different ways a person’s brain processes information.

The following are types of neurodiversity:

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Conditions

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder



Dyspraxia, or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Resources to support Neurodiversity Celebration Week

There are many ways to get involved with Neurodiversity Celebration Week and there are some great resources to download here including a School Pack which includes great posters, PowerPoint presentations and other resources. Download the resources.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week Events

There are also a number of events taking place during the week including webinars and panel discussions with topics including ‘Why it’s important to Celebrate Neurodiversity’ and ‘Supporting the Success of Neurodivergent Learners’. You can find out more about them here.


Neurodiversity Celebration Week (NCW), a worldwide initiative, which began in 2018, driven by the experiences of one autistic teenager with ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. Siena Castellon, founder of NCW, had a desire to change the way that learning differences are thought about. Read the blog.

Siena Castellon and her book The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Autistic Teenage Girls

Case Study

CENMAC supports many neurodiverse students with assistive technology to support their communication and access to the curriculum. Take a look at a recent case study featuring Daisy a chatty and bright student with a diagnosis of ADHD and Autism. Daisy is currently enjoying 6th form at Burlington House. Read the case study.

Case Study: Daisy

CENMAC Training Events

Part of the support that CENMAC provides is to train teachers about the assistive technology we use to help them access the curriculum and to communicate. A few members of our team recently attended The Inclusive Technology Teaching Conference at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College. This event was an afternoon of focused CPD for the teaching staff and support staff where we demonstrated some of the best accessiblity tools to support students with neurodiversities such as dyslexia. Find out more.

Shooter's Hill Sixth Form College

CENMAC’s Thursday Thirty Online Training

Throughout term time CENMAC provides live online training sessions on Thursday afternoons to show how a wide range of assistive technologies are used to support learning and communication.

Upcoming sessions include:

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 15.30 (GMT)
What is the Reach2Teach Action Inclusion Tool?
Reserve your free spot

Thu, 20 Apr 2023 15:30 (GMT)
‘An introduction to using the Clicker Apps with SEN students’ with Katie Fitch from Cricksoftware.

Reserve your free spot

Thursday Thirty Spring Term 2023 Online Training

Empowering Potential

At one of our recent Thursday Thirty online training sessions Arran Smith, Microsoft’s UK SEND & Dyslexia Consultant, gave a talk about assistive technology which has been brought into mainstream use enabling teachers, students and dyslexic people of all ages to access the inbuilt assistive technology anytime anywhere. Request the recording

Aaran Smith will also be a special guest speaker at our Communication Works South on Thursday 18th May 2023 and Communication Works North on Thursday 25th May 2023. Find out more and reserve your free ticket.

Empowering Potential Led by Aaran Smith