Inclusion Project of the Year

What is the Inclusion Project of the Year award for?

This category seeks to recognise the clubs, charities and community projects that have done outstanding work to promote neuro-inclusion. Nominees will demonstrate meaningful and practical support which has had a positive impact on members of the ND community.

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Inclusion Project of the Year Award 2023

Congratulations to the winner…

Black SEN Mamas

From an intersectional perspective Black disabled people experience double discrimination in society. They do not have the privilege of fitting perfectly into one marginalised community or the other. This means that parents of Black kids with complex needs, need specialist support and spaces where their unique experiences are centred.

Black SEN Mamas CEO and Founder is a Black neurodivergent therapist and mother who saw the needs for these services and set about organising them. The regular support groups allow for parents to connect with others and share in a psychologically safe environment.

And the highly commended finalist…

Special Needs Jungle Intersectionality Panel

The SNJ IP was formed in 2022 and aimed to formulate practical ways to improve awareness of, and reduce (ultimately to eradicate), racism and unconscious bias within the special educational needs and disability (SEND) sector, including health and care providers.

The purpose was to amplify diverse voices to name the issues that are specific to racial bias in SEND and to reinforce the recommendations or actions for local and national government, and for educational institutions, that have been formulated by those within the communities affected.

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