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BNA Festival of Neuroscience

BNA Festival of Neuroscience

There is some discussion about when the Brain Discussion Group started, which turned into the Brain Research Association (BRA) in 1968, and then the Brain Neuroscience Association (BNA) in 1996. BRA held informal gatherings at the Black Horse Pub in Rathbone Place,...

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Use of Identity-First Language

Use of Identity-First Language

When we start working with clients of CASS, we are very mindful of how they prefer to be described. Some people call themselves autistic, auties, aspies or say they have autism or aspergers. Comparatively, many clients don’t like being called autistic. I think what is...

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Personalised Practical Learning Strategies

Personalised Practical Learning Strategies

Cultivating motivation among the students is a troublesome yet vital part that educators should consider. Many instructors may have led classes where students were, inspired, engaged, and eager to learn. They may have seen classes where students are occupied,...

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Importance of Neurodiverse Training

Importance of Neurodiverse Training

When looking for a counsellor it is extremely important to check what specific training the therapist has in neurodiversity and what specialist supervision do they receive in order to work ethically with neurodiversity. All our CASS counsellors are members...

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EIF best practices and ESFA compliance

EIF best practices and ESFA compliance

OFSTED represents the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. It examines administrations to ensure that schooling and abilities to students are equal for everyone. Ofsted's job is to ensure that associations give teaching, training and care...

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Neurodiversity and Unlocking Potential

Neurodiversity and Unlocking Potential

The expression "neurodiversity" came to light in the last part of the 1990s by Australian social scientist Judy Singer who was autistic. Singer, who worked alongside the American columnist Harvey Blume, perceived that what we call "diversity ", the assortment we...

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Reasonable Adjustment under Equality Law

Reasonable Adjustment under Equality Law

Employers are progressively implementing ways to eliminate, diminish or forestall the obstructions and challenges which people with neurodiverse traits face as an employee or job applicant. Businesses are and will benefit from making sensible changes when employing...

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Support for Children with PDA

Support for Children with PDA

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a developmental condition particular to autism and falls under the spectrum. Elizabeth Newson first recognised it in 2003. Be that as it may, it is as yet not currently perceived in numerous apparatuses utilised for diagnosing...

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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette's syndrome comes under neurodiversity and individuals living with Tourette’s make unexpected movements or sounds, considered spasms that they cannot be easily controlled. For instance, somebody with Tourette's might blink or make a sound repeatedly over time....

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiversity depicts the different ways the mind can function and process information. It includes neurotypical cerebrums and neurodivergent minds. The Shift in Neurological Perception: In the twenty years since Blume's article, the world has gradually found his...

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