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Neurodiversity Week 18 – 24 March

  • by Maria Lopez
  • March 18, 2024

Neurodiversity celebrates the unique functioning of our brains, reflecting the diversity found in our cultures and physical traits. Instead of being seen as labels, conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism, and ADHD provide varied viewpoints on how we perceive the world. With almost 20% of the population being neurodivergent, recognizing these differences is vital in a world where the demand for diverse and inclusive support is increasingly important.

18 – 24 March is Neurodiversity Week. We’d like to take this opportunity to share an article about neurodiversity and grief. It speaks to the universal experience of grief and unpacks some of the unique challenges this presents for neurodivergent people.

For people working and volunteering in end of life care, helping clients, carers, and family members manage grief is part of our roles. Understanding how different brains process grief can help us foster a more supportive and inclusive environment.

We all deal with grief in different ways. Factors such as culture, society, religion, personal beliefs and past experiences all shape the way we grieve. Another often overlooked factor that influences our response to grief is how our brain works. While research into this area is limited, there are distinct ways that neurodivergent people process grief.

Click here to continue reading this article by Grief Australia.

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