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Black History Month Event 2024

31st October 2024

Join Us for Black History Month 2024:

Embracing Neurodiversity in Ethnically Diverse Communities

Delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Autism Consortium  and the GM Autism Ethnically diverse communities focus group

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October is Black History Month, and this year, we are proud to present a groundbreaking event focused on celebrating diversity, fostering inclusion, and advancing anti-discrimination strategies within educational settings.

Join us as we shine a spotlight on the neurodiversity of children and young people (CYP) within ethnically diverse communities, while exploring the importance of cultural competence and the implementation of reasonable adjustments in our schools, colleges, and universities.

Aims and Objectives

  • Promoting Awareness: Raise awareness about the intersectionality of neurodiversity and ethnicity, and its impact on children and young people within diverse communities.
  • Empowering Communities: Equip parents, educators, and community members with tools, strategies, and resources to support neurodiverse individuals effectively.
  • Combatting Discrimination: Develop anti-discrimination strategies and policies that prioritise dignity, respect, and reasonable adjustments for neurodiverse individuals in educational settings.
  • Sharing Best Practices: Facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration among stakeholders to promote inclusive practices and positive outcomes for all.

Event Content

  • Keynote Addresses: Inspirational speakers will share insights on the significance of embracing neurodiversity and fostering inclusive educational environments.
  • Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for supporting neurodiverse individuals within ethnically diverse communities.
  • Workshops and Breakout Sessions: Participate in interactive workshops focused on cultural competence, inclusive teaching practices, and the implementation of reasonable adjustments.
  • Human Library Books: Explore the diverse perspectives of neurodiverse and ethnically diverse individuals through our Human Library. Contact us if you would like to participate as a Human Library Book and share your story.
  • Human Library Videos: Neurodiverse and ethnically diverse individuals are invited to work with us to produce Human Library videos sharing their experiences with education and suggestions for improvement. Parents are also encouraged to get involved.

Why attend?

  • Gain valuable insights into the intersectionality of neurodiversity and ethnicity.
  • Learn practical strategies for fostering inclusive educational environments and combating discrimination.
  • Network with peers, experts, and community stakeholders committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Access resources, tools, and support to better serve neurodiverse individuals and communities.
  • Leave inspired and equipped with new ideas and best practices to drive positive change in your educational setting.

Who should attend?

  • Educators, school administrators, and staff members
  • Parents, caregivers, and family members of neurodiverse individuals
  • Community leaders, advocates, and activists
  • Mental Health professionals, counsellors, and therapists
  • Students and advocates for diversity and inclusion

Register Now

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of a transformative dialogue and take meaningful action towards creating inclusive spaces where every child and young person feels valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

register now to secure your spot at our Black History Month event 31 October 2024

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