POA Learning runs series of Neurodiversity events

POA Learning have announced a series of free webinars this month on the subject of supporting neurodiversity.

POA Learning Neurodiversity week

The union has arranged for three guest speakers to cover different subjects including Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD, which will be repeated across three days.

Janette Beetham runs “Dyslexia - so much more than problems with reading.” This is webinar for anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of dyslexia and co-occurring neurodivergent/neurodiverse ‘conditions’ – it covers a range of perspectives.

The session will give an overview of dyslexia, early years, and the potential impact on foundation education, exploring the possible effects while at school, college or university.

“Autism Spectrum Condition” presented by Professor Amanda Kirby is a  2-hour workshop that explains how Autism presents for males and females and what other ‘conditions’ often overlap alongside it.

Amanda will provide an understanding of the challenges that are relevant specifically in justice settings as well as the community, providing some practical guidance on how to provide understanding and support. She will also offer some insight into the strengths people have and how these can be harnessed.

The final sessions are being run by Bev Nolker called “Embracing ADHD”.

This webinar will explore the divergent and creative aspects of ADHD. It will delve into the denial, disbelief, anger, rejection and blame that an initial diagnosis of ADHD can incur. Embracing ADHD can, at times, seem impossible but the dynamic, inventive, spontaneous and energetic aspects can be nurtured with support and encouragement. This webinar aims to look at how these can be cultivated to empower an individual with ADHD.

Janette’s Dyslexia webinars are on Tuesday 22nd September from 10am – 12pm, Wednesday 23rd 2pm – 4pm and Thursday 24th 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

The Autism webinars with Amanda will be on Tuesday 22nd September from 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday 23rd 5.30pm – 7.30pm and Thursday 24th 10am – 12pm.

Bev’s ADHD sessions are running on Tuesday 22nd September 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday 23rd 10am – 12pm and Thursday 24th 2pm – 4pm.

The sessions are free. To find out more details and booking a place visit the POA Learning Neurodiversity page.