Neurodivergent Young Achiever

What is the Neurodivergent Young Achiever of the Year award for?

This category celebrates young neurodivergent individuals (Under 21) who have achieved something they did not think was possible.

We want to celebrate young people who are passionate about their interests and goals!

If you know of someone that deserves some recognition, nominations for 2024 are now open!

Deadline for nominations is Friday 7th June 2024 at 11:59pm.

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2023 Neurodiversity Young Achiever of the Year Award

Congratulations to the winner…

Swarit Gopalan

Swarit is a 11-year-old nonspeaking advocate who uses typing to communicate. He is a fierce advocate and did a 30-day SERIES to share his lived experience of being an autistic. Swarit did not have a voice until 10 years. His parents found spelling to communicate and he has been WORKING hard every single day to get to where he is now.

His poetry is beautiful, profound and accessible that leaves readers spellbound and deep in thought about their own lives.
Inspired by Dr.MLK and the civil rights movement, Swarit wrote a song about his dreams for nonspeakers. This spoke to the dreams and aspirations of many like him and was widely acknowledged for its impact.

Image of Swarit Gopalan and his father accepting his award for ND young achiever of the year from Kirsty Campbell.

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