The Society 4 Neurodiversity (S4Nd) is a new community group based in Calderdale led by neurodiverse members. We are a community of people that specialise in ‘different’.
Our mission is to build and nurture a neurodiverse community. We aim to break down barriers and promote acceptance for neurodivergent people. The S4Nd community is a place for support, friendship, and inspiration.
Many people have become increasingly vulnerable during the current Coronavirus crisis and some are not known to services or accessing support. People with learning disabilities, who are autistic or have other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD can be more isolated at this time.
S4Nd are involved in the new regional ‘Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected’ project, coordinated by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership and Inclusion North. We are one of the services funded to run short-term peer support and information service for people in Calderdale with neurodivergent conditions including autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Tourette’s as well as people with learning disabilities. An official diagnosis is not needed to access this service.
The Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected service will provide information on staying safe during the Coronavirus crisis and peer support. We understand that many services are not accessible, so we will
- Connect with you by phone, text, email, or video at a time that meets your needs
- Give you information on how to stay safe and well during the Coronavirus outbreak
- Tell you about and help you to access local support in your area
- Call you regularly if you need support and connect with your community
This service operates 7 days a week 09:00-23:00 and ends on Sunday 12th July
To contact the service or make a referral, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call or text Angie on 07966 428869. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected service via our website here
Click here for a PDF copy of our flyer about the service. If you know anyone that you think may benefit from this project, please send/give it to them.
Apologies if you receive similar information twice, but S4Nd and Cloverleaf are both offering support through this short project. We hope in this way we can reach as many people as possible who need this.