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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a global initiative that promotes and recognises the strengths and contributions of people who are neurodiverse and challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to encourage organisations, schools, and universities to highlight the many strengths and talents that come from thinking and perceiving the world differently, therefore creating a more inclusive and equitable culture that supports and empowers neurodivergent individuals to reach their full potential.

What is Neurodiversity?

The term 'neurodiversity' refers to the idea that there are natural variations in the way our brains are wired to think, move, process, and communicate information. In many cases, the term 'neurodiversity' is used to describe the ways of thinking, perceiving, and understanding the world around them, which differ from what is considered mainstream or ‘neurotypical’. In Australia, it is estimated that between 30% to 40% of the population have one or more of the following neurodifferences or conditions:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Synthesia
  • Tourette’s syndrome

Some people may have a different neurological difference to the ones listed above, but they still fit under the umbrella term, "neurodiversity", suggesting that the above percentage of neurodivergent people in Australia may be a conservative estimate.

How can you get involved?

When it comes to inclusion, neurodiversity refers to a world where neurological differences are recognised and respected as all other human variations. As a society, we tend to focus on diagnoses and labels which can lead to neurodivergent people being viewed from a deficit perspective rather than a strengths one. Thus, it is crucial to harness and platform the strengths and talents of neurodivergent individuals, as this helps to build self-esteem, as well as ensures they are given the opportunity to thrive on a day-to-day basis. 

To find more information about specific neurodifferences and how different minds can be welcomed and included in your community, please visit This website also has some excellent resources and educational tools for your workplace, home, school, or organisation.

Where can you find support for Neurodivergent people?

Capital Psychology Clinic prides itself on being an inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment that practices and promotes Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy. Our clinicians have a keen interest and passion for working with and supporting children, adolescents, and adults with neurodivergence, to grow positive identities and build strong relationships to empower them to reach their full potential. We also have several clinicians who have extensive skills and experience in conducting neurodiverse assessments with neurodivergent people of all ages. If you or someone you know would benefit from neuro-affirming support or a neurodiverse assessment, please contact us on (02) 6156 4780 or alternatively, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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