June 16, 2023

Guest speaker: Neurodiversity: what I wish my teachers had known

Break down stigmas around neurodiversity and mental health

Neurodiveristy is a concept that recognises and celebrates the natural variation in human neurological conditions, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others. It is often misunderstood, and young people are not given the right support necessary. That’s why it’s important to fight the stigmas and educate young people so they can help themselves, and others. In this two-hour online session, educators will learn about the reality of being neurodiverse, with an emphasis on the many positives and opportunities this can bring individuals and wider society.

Led by neurodiversity speaker, podcaster and mental health advocate Abz Abby, this is an engaging and educational session that will inspire classroom staff and school leaders and break down stigmas around neurodiversity and mental health.


How you book your place

‘Neurodiversity: what I wish my teachers had known’ is worth 5 CPD points to Thrive Licensed Practitioners and is happening on Zoom on Monday 3rd July between 10.00am and 12.00pm. This includes a Q&A.

Secure your place at this event

Not a Thrive Licensed Practitioner? You don’t have to use Thrive to attend this session – everyone is very welcome. Click here to book your place.

Abz Abby

Actionable insights, tips and techniques

Key takeaways from the session:

  • An understanding of neurodiversity, and the importance of education around it
  • An insight into living with ADHD, autism and bipolar
  • Information about how to support young people who are neurodiverse
  • Top tips to support yourself or others
  • An awareness of the importance of inclusivity in the classroom and beyond

About Abz Abby

Abz is a mental health advocate and neurodiversity speaker who uses his personal experience and struggles with ADHD, autism, bipolar, and anxiety to raise awareness and encourage young people to be their best and authentic selves. Abz won The Highly Commended Most Promising Young Person (Rising Star Award) at The Manchester Young Talent Awards in 2021, The UA92 Greatness Unlocked Award in 2022 for his impact on the university, as well as being a mental health public speaker and One Young World Ambassador.

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