WHAT IS WIRED DIFFERENTLY
WD started as a coaching and therapy practice in 2012. Wired Differently became a creativeneurodiversity hub offering products and services for neurodivergent people during the Coronavirus pandemic, in 2020. Today Wired Differently is : coaching & therapy, a community and support app, a specialist VA service and (coming soon), a support work and advocacy service!
All of WD is powered by neurodiversity, for neurodivergent people.
WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?
Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, coined the term 'neurodiversity' in the late nineties. It's used to refer to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and what used to be called 'Aspergers'; ADHD and specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia. 1 in 7 people or 15% of the UK population are neurodivergent*. Specifically, 1/100 Meet criteria for Autism and 5/100 meet criteria for ADHD. People with these lifelong conditions tend to struggle socially, at home, school, in the workplace and in their relationships. But where the medical model looks for a 'cure' for a 'problem', the social model of neurodiversity acknowledges the qualities of neurodivergent people and proposes that if society would only accommodate people with a different neurological make-up, then neurodivergent people would thrive!
WHO IS BEHIND WIRED DIFFERENTLY?
Sara-Louise Ackrill is a British social impact entrepreneur; a Harley Street therapist and coach with a business background.
Sara was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 38, found out she had ADHD during lockdown 1 in 2020, and has supported neurodivergent people since 2012.
*Figure from Acas.
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