JTAPE sponsor The ADHD Foundation’s National Umbrella Project at Macclesfield Academy
As part of JTAPE’s continued support of the local community, we are delighted to be able to sponsor the ADHD Foundation’s National Umbrella Project at Macclesfield Academy. The Umbrella Project helps encourage students at the Academy talk about their own issues and also raises awareness of neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia throughout the community.
You might be surprised to learn that 1 in 5 people have a neurodevelopmental problem, which includes Tourette’s, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, and other conditions, and the Neurodiversity Umbrella Project is a positive visual display of all the various minds that exist in the UK. The colourful umbrellas use 5 vibrant colours (representing the 1 in 5 people) as a wonderful way to celebrate our individual differences and change how neurodiversity is viewed. By embracing the many talents that result from having a distinct way of thinking, we are working to change how neurodiverse and neurodivergent people are understood.
Nick Jevons, Operations Manager at JTAPE commented; ”As a Macclesfield business, JTAPE are very proud to support initiatives in the local community. The National Umbrella Project at Macclesfield Academy works across all sectors to remove the cultural and systemic inequalities for neurodiverse people in health, education, and employment.”
For more information on this project, or if you are interested in getting involved, visit https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/events-and-webinars/neurodiversity-umbrella-project/