The East Berkshire Neurodiversity Network brings together people from across East Berkshire to change how we think about and understand neurodiversity and to explore how we can best support neurodivergent children and young people in a positive way.
The network is open to anyone with an interest in neurodiversity (be it as a parent/carer, person with lived experience, professional or volunteer). To join you just need to be aged 18 or older and want to improve the understanding of neurodiversity and the support for neurodivergent children and young people. This is your network – it’s yours to participate in and to shape.
Together as a network we will seek to:
Learn from each other by encouraging discussion and debate.
Support and drive understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity.
Promote a strength-based approach, recognising and celebrating the gifts and talents of every neurodivergent child and young person.
Champion collaborative working with parents/carers, among professional groups and different organisations.
Explore, define and promote a common language around neurodiversity based on:
identifying spectrums of difference.
focusing on how to best meet a neurodivergent child/young person’s needs as early as possible without a reliance on a diagnostic assessment.
prioritising education, advice and support.
allocating resources based on needs and value for money without requiring a diagnosis.
As a member you will be able to:
Be part of a change that will benefit countless children, young people and their families.
Link up with people who have a passion for neurodiversity and improving access to support as early as possible.
Attend and contribute to network meetings.
Contribute to the ongoing development of the network.