Neurodiversity Celebration Week - March 21 - 27
Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust, Autism NZ Southland Branch and Parent to Parent are excited to be working with the Invercargill Public Library to hold a range of activities and events for Neurodiversity Celebration Week, March 21-27th.
Neurodiversity is an umbrella term to cover individuals who think and process information in a different way, or put simply, their brain is wired differently.
Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism are all types of Neurodiversity.
Click here for a template of a star, and we encourage you to participate with your family and start a conversation about how everyone learns differently and help us to change the many stigmas and misconceptions around those who learn, think or behave differently.
We want to celebrate and raise awareness of neurodiversity and for neurodiverse children to feel empowered and positive.
We think every child is a star and we would love children (not just neurodiverse) to decorate their star in any way they would like to reflect what is special about them. They could include a photo, or drawing of themselves, words that describe them or bright colours, glitter etc.
You can drop your stars into the Invercargill Public Library by Sunday 20th March, and they will go on display during Neurodiversity Celebration Week, or alternatively you could take photos of the completed stars (in groups) and email them to
There will also be stars available in the library from the 14th March, for any children who are visiting to decorate, or perhaps if you don’t have time to complete the task in class, children could take a star home to complete.
Thanks for taking part, we look forward to seeing your wonderful designs on display in the Invercargill Public Library!
Posted: 15 March 2022