Stroud Neurodiversity Project

The ADHD Foundation: Neurodiversity Charity has been granted funds by a resident of Stroud to deliver the Stroud Neurodiversity Project in 2021. The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is the largest patient-led charity in Europe, our mission is to advocate for the needs of people who are neurodiverse across their lifespan.

The aim of the project, through the delivery of high quality, evidence-based training opportunities, is to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people who are neurodiverse and to provide practical strategies for home and school.

A canopy of vibrant and uplifting umbrellas have been installed across Stroud town centre to mark the launch of the Stroud Neurodiversity Project. The Umbrella Project flips the deficit narrative in a wonderful, uplifting way, celebrating the strengths and ability of neurodiverse individuals, and their contribution to our lives.

We invite schools and parents and carers from the Stroud area to take part in this fully-funded project, to access a series of free expert-led training and webinars, as well as their own mini Umbrella Project. The project will run from July – October 2021.

Mayor Kevin Cranston:

“I am delighted that the ADHD Foundation is bringing its Umbrella Project to Stroud. The contributions from those with different minds to our families, friendships, workplace, popular culture, the economy and society in general benefit us all. I am looking forward to this wonderful, colourful and uplifting celebration of those with different minds brightening up Stroud.”

The project will comprise:

  • A series of free live-streamed webinars for school leadership teams and SENDCOs, available to every school and college in Stroud.
  • A series of free live-streamed webinars for parents/carers (see enclosed flyer).
  • A free training day entitled ‘Understanding and supporting Neurodiversity’ on Monday 4th October at The Sub Rooms. This will be followed by a project celebration event, with guest speakers marking what has been achieved. Further information about this to follow.
  • The opportunity for 25 schools in Stroud to participate in the ‘Neurodiversity Umbrella Project’. The schools will be selected on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please see enclosed flyer.

How to get involved:

If you would like further information regarding the content of the training day on
Monday 4th October, please contact our National Training Director, Colin Foley, colin.foley@adhdfoundation.org.uk

If you would like to participate in the ‘Neurodiversity Umbrella Project’, please contact our Digital Innovation & Project Manager, Lucy Cashman at lucy.cashman@adhdfoundation.org.uk

If you are a parent or carer and would like to find out more about the available webinars, please contact our Family Services Coordinator: lisa.rudge@adhdfoundation.org.uk

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