Neurodiversity Celebration Week is an annual event celebrated from the 18th – 24th of March. The campaign recognises the strengthens and contributions of individuals who are neurodivergent.

Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation in human brain function and includes conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurological differences. Some common types of neurodiversity include:

  1. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD): ASD is a developmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behaviour.
  2. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): ADHD is a condition that affects attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
  3. Dyslexia: Dyslexia is a reading disorder that affects the ability to read, write, and spell.
  4. Dyscalculia: Dyscalculia is a mathematical disorder that affects the ability to understand and use numbers.
  5. Dyspraxia: Dyspraxia is a developmental disorder that affects movement and coordination.
  6. Tourette syndrome: Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary tics and vocalisations.
  7. Giftedness: Giftedness is a form of neurodiversity that refers to individuals with exceptionally high intelligence or talents in a particular area.


The purpose of this campaign is to promote awareness and acceptance of neurodiversity and to challenge negative stereotypes and stigmas surrounding neurodivergent individuals. The week often includes events such as speakers, workshops, and social activities that aim to educate and celebrate neurodiversity.


Neurodiversity Celebration Week is typically held in the first week of March, although the exact dates may vary depending on the organisation or group hosting the event. In 2024, the celebration week takes place from 18th to the 24th March.

How organisations can recognise this campaign

Organisations can play a pivotal role in recognising and celebrating neurodiversity, fostering an inclusive environment where all talents and ways of thinking are valued. Here are some ways to get involved:

1. Highlight Neurodivergent Employees’ Achievements

Use the week as an opportunity to showcase the achievements of neurodivergent employees within your organisation. This could be through internal newsletters, social media, or dedicated events. Celebrating their contributions can boost morale and encourage a culture of inclusion.

2. Implement or Promote Supportive Policies and Resources

Review and promote policies that support neurodivergent employees, such as flexible working arrangements, access to assistive technology, and tailored support plans. Offering training for managers on how to support neurodivergent team members effectively can also make a significant impact.

3. Create a Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group (ERG)

If not already in place, consider establishing a neurodiversity ERG where employees can share experiences, offer peer support, and contribute to making the workplace more inclusive for neurodivergent individuals. This group can also provide valuable insights into how the organisation can better support its neurodivergent workforce.

4. Engage in Social Media Campaigns and External Partnerships

Participate in social media campaigns to raise awareness about Neurodiversity Celebration Week. Sharing your organisation’s activities and commitment to neurodiversity can inspire others and highlight your role in promoting inclusivity. Additionally, partnering with external organisations that specialise in neurodiversity can provide resources, expert advice, and further promote the week’s significance.

Find out more & get involved

For individuals looking to participate in or learn more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week, several resources provide valuable information, support, and ideas for engagement. Here’s a list of resources that can help:

1. Neurodiversity Celebration Week Official Website. The official website for Neurodiversity Celebration Week offers a range of resources, including information on how to get involved, educational materials, and ideas for celebrating neurodiversity in schools, workplaces, and communities. URL:

2. British Dyslexia Association (BDA) The BDA provides resources, support, and information for individuals with dyslexia. They offer guidance on best practices for supporting dyslexic individuals in educational and work environments. URL:

3. Autism UK Autism UK offers support and information for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Their resources include advice on education, workplace adjustments, and promoting understanding and acceptance of autism. URL:

4. ADHD Foundation The ADHD Foundation supports individuals with ADHD and their families. They provide educational resources, workshops, and advocacy to promote understanding of ADHD and neurodiversity. URL:

5. The National Autistic Society This organisation is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness of autism. They offer a range of resources for individuals, professionals, and employers on how to support neurodivergent individuals effectively. URL:

6. Dyspraxia Foundation The Dyspraxia Foundation offers information and support for individuals with dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder), including resources for educators and employers on how to provide effective support. URL:

Neurodiversity & Workplace Wellbeing Professional

Take a look at some content relating to neurodiversity in the workplace below (with much more to be found under ‘Neurodiversity’ in the Topic Index):

  1. Tracey Paxton: Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace
  2. Becky Ward: Understanding and support ADHD in the workplace
  3. Dr Stefan Walters: Exploring the relationship between ADHD, Autism and addiction 

Don’t forget…

Take a look at our guide for managers – all about neurodiversity in the workplace.

Neurodiversity at Work: The Ultimate Guide for Managers

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Joanne is the editor for Workplace Wellbeing Professional and has a keen interest in promoting the safety and wellbeing of the global workforce. After earning a bachelor's degree in English literature and media studies, she taught English in China and Vietnam for two years. Before joining Work Well Pro, Joanne worked as a marketing coordinator for luxury property, where her responsibilities included blog writing, photography, and video creation.