Meet the Neurodiversity Ireland board

Dairine Kennedy


Julienne Fox


Nessa Fee


Cathie Hynes


Denise Farrelly


Eimear Kenny


About Neurodiversity Ireland

Welcome to Neurodiversity Ireland. We are a community group made up of neurodivergent parents of neurodivergent children. We originally came together to build a neurodiverse-friendly community in the village of Sandymount, Dublin. As we spread the word about this wonderful place that welcomes different brains and unique thinkers, other communities around Ireland asked if they could join us. The response has been amazing! We are now helping towns and villages nationwide to come together, celebrate and support neurodivergent kids and their families. Our message is: you are welcome too.

We are passionate about making our communities places where neurodivergent people feel seen, supported and included. We are not ‘experts’, in fact we are continuously learning how we can improve the support we provide to kids and their parents. We are all learning how to do this, together. We want everyone in the community to feel that this is a safe space to talk, ask questions and better understand how we can help one another. 

Our vision

We aim to support Irish communities in becoming neurodiverse-friendly places, that welcome and celebrate different brains and unique thinkers.

Establish Sandymount as our flagship neurodiverse-friendly community, driving education, awareness, and inclusivity for neurodivergent individuals

Launch Neurodiversity Ireland as a country-wide initiative. We will encourage and support the development of neurodiverse-friendly communities across Ireland

Support neurodivergent people and their families, by working within their local communities, schools, and sports clubs to implement neurodiverse inclusives policies.

Establish the Neurodiversity Ireland Sensory centre providing facilities and services needed for speech and language therapy, sensory processing, and occupational therapy for neurodivergent children.

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