Support for Schools
Originally Neurodiversity Sandymount teamed up with local schools to start a conversation with children about how they understand neurodiversity. Now we have expanded our scope to support any school across Ireland that would like to create more understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity with children, at the crucial grass roots level.
Let’s be friends to everyone
We’ve been distributing our “Everyones Different” story and the NI children wristbands to schools across Ireland. In this way schools can show their support for neurodivergent children in the school environment and beyond. Helping and supporting neurodivergent children to feel included at school and being supported in the local community will help to change the world around them for the better. It is also very empowering for all children to learn they have the power to be inclusive and how important it is, that everyone is different and unique.
The purpose of this project is to contribute to understanding about and implementing best practices for neurodivergent children. If you are interested in rolling out this initiative in your school, we can provide our Neurodiversity Pack for a small advised donation to cover our production costs of €30 per 30-child pack.
We’d love your local school to spread our story and to support you joining the Neurodiversity Movement!
Partnering with community groups
The second most important way to ensure that neurodivergent children feel included in the community is by creating social and sporting activities “for all” that are designed to be inclusive and accommodating.
For example, Neurodiversity Sandymount partnered with GAA Clanna Gael Fontenoys, Railway Union RUFC and the FAI and Danspire to create football, rugby and Gaelic sports and dance classes “for all.” Some classes run independently of the club’s main classes, and where suitable, some are within an existing class.