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Organisation Name: The Society For Neurodiversity
Contact Name: Andrew Riley
enquiries@s4nd.org
Phone: 01422 348777 / 07971 450062
The District/Ward(s) They Operate In:
Client Groups: Adults, Families/Parents, People With Mental Health Issues, People With Physical Or Sensory Disability
Main Services Provided: Advice / support, Advice / counselling, General Community Activities, Health & Social Care
General Description: The Society for Neurodiversity (S4Nd) is a national, member-led organisation. We empower the mutual support of autistic and other neurodiverse (ND) people and campaign for better understanding and embracing of neurodiversity.
About The Group: We are member-led organisation founded on the principles of mutual support and empowerment. Find out about our aims, values and history.

Aims, work and values

We are a national, member-led organisation of neurodiverse or neurodivergent people. We exist to promote greater embracing and understanding of neurodiversity, campaign for equality and inclusion for neurodiverse people and to encourage self-empowerment and mutual support amongst the neurodiverse community.

Our work includes running members’ services and campaigning on neurodiversity issues. Our members run lively discussion forums in the S4Nd members’ area, to access join or log in.

History

S4Nd was founded in 2019 by chief executive officer, Angie Balmer, who was inspired by her negative experiences of receiving an autism diagnosis as an adult. With a main office in Calderdale, West Yorkshire and several local groups in across the country S4Nd is a national registered charity.

Neurodiversity is a term that was coined in the 1970s to describe people who are autistic, dyslexic, dyscalculic, dysgraphic, Tourettic, dyspraxic or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).