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*** (UK) Schools CELEBRATE National Neurodiversity Week; 1 in 10 are "neurodiverse"

July 18, 2019, Wirral Globe: West Kirby School and College celebrates neurodiversity with its very own umbrella project https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/17779830.west-kirby-school-college-celebrates-neurodiversity-umbrella-project/ A SPECIALIST education school in West Kirby has got it's very own umbrella project to celebrate neurodiversity. Pupils from West Kirby School and College partnered up with the ADHD Foundation for the eye-catching umbrella project by decorating each umbrella with their talents and skills. The students also wrote powerful messages such as “We are unique”, “I’m proud to be different, it’s the best thing about me”, “Just because I have ADHD doesn’t mean I can’t be calm” and “Not every disability is visible." Running to coincide with National Neurodiversity Week, the project also allowed the school to discuss with the students about conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and PDA. Chairman of the ADHD Foundation Tony Lloyd, Chair of the ADHD Foundation, who joined the school for the launch of the installation, told the Globe: “At least 1 in 10 people are neurodiverse – and we are only really beginning to understand the diversity of intelligence and creative intelligence of those with dyslexia, Autism. ADHD, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. "For this reason I was delighted to see West Kirby school join in celebrating neurodiversity along with hundreds of schools who have had their own ‘Umbrella Project’ installation in their school. …