Diversity is about counting people, Inclusion is about insisting people count!

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As part of celebrating International Diversity day, Atif Choudhury, founder of Zaytoun CIC and CEO of Diversity & Ability, shares his story. Atif grew up in a Bangladeshi family and was diagnosed with dyslexia at 27. He reflects on the intersections between neurodiversity, dyslexia, class and ethnicity, arguing that diagnosis can often be class-based. He also discusses the power of lived experience within organisations and explains why belonging and participation are so important for people to thrive in education and the workplace.

Course aim

Join us for a frank discussion about neurodiversity, dyslexia, class and ethnicity, with Atif Choudhury founder of Zaytoun CIC and CEO of Diversity & Ability.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand more about neurodiversity
  • Have a clearer understanding of why belonging and participation are so important for people to thrive in education and the workplace
  • Understand the intersections of disablement

How will I be taught?

  • Lecture will take place via zoom, questions will be encouraged.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • There will be opportunities for discussion and questions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • You can learn more https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/blogs/equality-mental-health-atifs-story www.diversityandability.com

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Diversity is about counting people, Inclusion is about insisting people count!

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Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
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