Neurodiversity Ireland celebrates different brains and unique thinking
Welcome to Neurodiversity Ireland (NI), a new community group founded by the parents of neurodivergent children. Our aim is to put Irish communities on the map that are neurodiversity-friendly, as leaders that welcome and include everyone. We believe the world is made up of two types of brains, neurotypical and neurodivergent, creating a neurodiverse environment. By embracing our differences, the qualities and strengths that come from these, it can benefit the entire community when we are more neurodiverse.
We hope you’ll join us and help make the small changes that are needed to create a truly inclusive environment in Ireland. Through awareness and support from our communities, we can make a huge difference to neurodivergent children and their families.
Let's be friends to everyone and let people be themselves!
Help us reach our goals
Let’s put Irish neurodiverse friendly communities on the map as inclusive leaders!
Establish Sandymount as Flagship for Neurodiversity-Friendliness
National roll out of Neurodiverse friendliness across Irish communities
Support Neurodivergent people & their families by adocating for their needs and inclusion
Set up the first Neurodiversity Ireland Sensory Centre
What is neurodiversity?
'Neurodiversity' is the viewpoint that brain differences are normal, not deficits. This concept encourages the world to see neurodevelopmental conditions like ADHD, autism and learning disabilities in a different way, by embracing the strengths that can come from these differences first, instead of the challenges. They are not problems that need to be ‘fixed’ or ‘cured’, they are simply variations of the human brain. Neurodivergent people experience, interpret and interact with the world in unique ways – this can sometimes create challenges, but it can also lead to creative problem-solving and fresh ideas. And in a world that needs more creativity, these perspectives can benefit everyone!