We were so inspired by this TEDx Talk from Shawn Brown of ‘Kids Invent Stuff‘. We’ve worked with Shawn on Lab projects such as our Rube Goldberg machine and jam-firing breakfast rocket! Here he’s talking about neurodiversity. It’s not only the inclusive aspect, but the celebratory message which something that’s so worth sharing. It’s through understanding and nurturing the differences in the ways we think that we get the wonderful diversity that exists in invention. To learn more, join our Celebrating Neurodiversity sessions at the Mega Maker Lab this August.

Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences – variations in how our brains work – are to be accepted, respected and celebrated. This covers conditions such as autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders and many others. It’s about seeing that it is just how someone else operates, and crucially, that they have something to offer.

In this TEDx Talk, Shawn Brown of ‘Kids Invent Stuff‘ shares his experiences of dyslexia, inventions and strategies for recognising the unique value we all bring to creativity and progress.

Watch the video on YouTube.

Mega Maker Lab: Celebrating Neurodiversity – August 13, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Posted by:Sophie Sabin

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