“We should not fit our life to the demands of social conformity; we can’t find a model to live by from others, we can only find that within ourselves.”

“We do not think of the neurodiversity movement as one that seeks to integrate neurominority people into all the existing ways of living in the world as a human being.”

“There is a certain way of being human that is our way. We want to be free to live our life in our way, and not in imitation of other’s life.”

Help us create neuroinclusive education: an open letter to schools championing change.

As an organisation founded by and for neurominorities, the Institute of Neurodiversity (ION) is dedicated to advocating for the rights of ineurominority individuals , especially children. We have produced this open letter to schools with serious concerns about the state of primary and secondary education and the significant challenges faced by neurominority students within the current school system. We recognise that the present educational landscape frequently fails to provide an inclusive environment where all students can engage meaningfully and reach their full potential. Share this letter and champion for change with us. 


It is important for schools to employ methods of universal design to incorporate neurominority learners because it promotes inclusivity and ensures that all students have access to the same opportunities to learn and succeed. Universal design involves designing learning environments, materials, and teaching methods in a way that is accessible and effective for all learners, including those with diverse needs and abilities. By incorporating universal design principles, schools can create learning experiences that are flexible and adaptable to different learning styles, abilities, and needs. This can help neurominority learners, who may have challenges in areas such as attention, executive functioning, and sensory processing, to access and engage with the curriculum in a way that works for them. Additionally, universal design benefits all students by promoting equity and reducing barriers to learning, which can improve academic outcomes and overall well-being for all learners

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Neurodiversity in Education

ION is bringing educational establishments around the world together to connect, share and learn about different practices in educating and employing neurominority people.

Neurominority ION members will participate to add their personal input, experiences, and thoughts around neurodiversity in education.

By bringing institutions together we also believe research opportunities will be created that will improve the educational environment for neurominority people and thus for everyone. By doing so, we are contributing to the following UN Sustainability Goals – 4, 10 & 17

Why? To improve education and employment for ND individuals, Primary / Secondary / Further

Who? Academic staff / Educators / Employees of educational establishments / Special needs
educators / Students / ION ND members

When? We conducted our Global launch on International day of Education 24th January 2023 

How? Global network connecting participating institutions

  • Employee Resource Group
  • Student networks
  • Global knowledge share
  • Neurodiversity In Education events
  • Research creation
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 Resources available to all ION members:

  • Employee Resource Group guide
  • Network guide for students
  • Speakers list of ION members
  • Research sharing
  • LinkedIn group

Education is a Human Right, a Public Good and
a Public Responsibility

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Become a member of ION

Join our global community, as we collaborate in creating systems, spaces, access, and equity for the NEUROCOMMUNITY across the world.

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