Inclusivity Newsletter

March 2023 Edition VI

Hello Creekside!

This month's newsletter will go over Neurodiversity Celebration Week and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week is March 13th-19th. It is a week where neurodifferences are recognized and respected as all other human variations (however, this should happen everyday instead of 1 week of the year). It is one way of reminding everyone of the importance of being kind, tolerant, and accepting of everyone.

Approximately 15-20% of the population has a neurological difference such as ADHD, dyslexia, or autism. With that being a big percentage of the population, here are some things you can do to embrace and accept neurodifferences:

  • Don't tease or make fun of anyone in your class (or out in the community) who is different or who is finding something difficult
  • Be kind, understanding, and encouraging
  • Never forget that you have the power to make a positive difference to someone who may be having a difficulty time
Human Neurodiversity Should Be Celebrated, Not Treated as a Disorder | Op-Ed | NowThis

Developmental Disabilities Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Month. Just like the the Neurodiversity movement, this campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life. It also brings awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still face in connecting to the communities they are a part of.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Previous Newsletters

Edition I - Neurodiversity and AAC/ADHD/Selective Mutism Awareness Month:

Edition II - Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

Edition III - International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Riyalynn

Edition IV - Autism:

Edition V - Inclusion:

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Ashley Hauke

Speech-Language Pathologist