Why School is difficult
Giving a voice to neurodivergent young people who struggle with school
(Please feel welcome to complete more than one form if they are applicable to you)
I am a neurodivergent young person
And would like to share my experience and what I think should be done differently
I am the parent/ carer of a neurodivergent child
And would like to share my perspective of what should be done differently
I am a neurodivergent adult
And would like to share my experience and what should be done differently (with the benefit of hindsight)
We don't think it is fair that young people are disadvantaged because they are born different to the majority. We aim to ensure the education system works for everyone.
Click on the link below to find out more about what we aim to achieve and our timescales.
This projected was started by Andy, the founder of Spectrum Gaming. But he would like to work with others to make sure we have the biggest impact possible.
Click on the link below to find out more information about the person who launched this project and how to get involved.
What is neurodiversity?
Neurodiveristy is a word to describe differences in how human brains work.
Everyone is neurodiverse, as all of our brains work differently, but approximately 20% of people are neurodivergent. Being neurodivergent means you have less common differences in how your brain works. This could include autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourette's and more.
One difficulty is that people can't see your brain is wired differently, which can result in being misunderstood and your individual needs not being met. This is why we have started the 'Why School is Difficult' project: to discover and share what can be done differently to ensure education works for everyone.