When is Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023?

Neurodiversity Celebration Week takes place in March. (Neurodiversity Celebration Week)
Neurodiversity Celebration Week takes place in March. (Neurodiversity Celebration Week)

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is set to return in 2023 for its biggest set of events yet.

The campaign will be held from March 13-19 and will see 24 free virtual events to promote conversation around “different mind types”, such as dyslexia, autism, and ADHD.

More than 70 speakers have been lined up to engage in educational and inspiring conversation around neurodiversity, through sharing their lived experience and professional expertise.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week was founded in 2018 and has since seen more than 2,600 schools, 200 universities, 1.4m students, 1,200 organisations, and 150 charities from around the world pledge their support for the campaign.

In 2023, the week will carry the tagline ‘celebrating different minds’.

Aidan Healy, Neurodiversity Celebration Week campaign director said: “We chose [the tagline] because, for us, neurodiversity is more than labels like dyslexia, autism, or ADHD. The campaign is more than raising awareness or simply highlighting a challenge to be recognised by society.

“To celebrate neurodiversity, we also want to highlight what’s positive about it. It is about thinking about things in a different way than the majority, than the cultural norm. It is about having unique strengths, talents, and perspectives that come from thinking differently. And every society or organisation would be better if it was more inclusive of diverse thinkers.”

He added: “We want everyone to feel they can take part in Neurodiversity Celebration Week and that it captures the different voices we have in our community.”

Advocate Siena Castellon, who has made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for social impact, founded the campaign in 2018 as a way to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, organisations, and individuals with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent.

There is also a social media pack and information sheets which can be downloaded from the official website.

See the event schedule here.