Umbrellas Shine Light on Neurodiversity

As 2021 approaches, so does the next iteration of the Umbrella Project — an art installation aimed at raising awareness of neuro-developmental disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dyspraxia.

More than 1,000 schools in the United Kingdom and around the world have been invited to participate in the Umbrella Project in 2021 by displaying umbrellas suspended from classroom ceilings and educating their students and community about the ability, talent, and achievements of neurodiverse learners. Beyond the U.K., schools in the U.S, Australia, Africa, India, Malta, and Greece already have signed up.

The 2019 iteration of the project had significant impacts in several ways — i...

 

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About Paul Kallee-Grover

Paul Kallee-Grover is the group board director for the Leith Group in the U.K. and a neurodiversity champion for the Royal Town Planning Institute.