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Neurodiversity Ireland celebrates different brains and unique thinking

Welcome to Neurodiversity Ireland (NI), a registered Charity founded by neurodivergent adults and 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. 


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National Art Competition


Neurodiversity Ireland Art Competition launching 2nd April - celebrating different brains & thinkers for Autism acceptance month


Neurodiversity Ireland wants to celebrate different brains and unique thinkers for Autism acceptance month on 2nd April through a range of inclusive programs and we need your support! We created a children's story "let's be kind" to help parents & educators have open conversations with children, so they too can understand how to foster an inclusive environment. We encourage reading our story “Let’s be Kind” to your students to support acceptance and understanding of differences. In parallel, we are launching a nationwide art competition on 2 April that will run until 30 May, the aim of which is to allow kids to creatively show how “being different is cool."  It is our differences that we want to celebrate, differences that make us unique and which are not deficits we want to be fixed or cured. 


Send photo are artwork to, Please include: your schools name, the child's name with their photo of their artwork and their class details.

Competition ends May 30 2023

Prizes - school wins €500 art supplies voucher & winning student receives €150 art supplies voucher.

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!

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