Led by a research team at the University of Edinburgh and the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, Learning About Neurodiversity at School (LEANS) is a free programme for mainstream primary schools to introduce pupils aged 8-11 years to the concept of neurodiversity, and how it impacts our experiences at school. Find out more about LEANS.

Introducing LEANS-C

LEANS-C is about creating a LEANS Community. We want to enable the parents and carers of neurodivergent children to be aware of LEANS, so they can introduce the LEANS programme to their child’s school if they feel that would be right for them. Resources for parents and carers to help them have that conversation with their child’s school are available on this page.

LEANS-C is also about creating LEANS champions including a programme of education for educators and the creation of a teacher network.

Find out more about LEANS Champions


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Everyone’s Included: Talking to your child’s school about neurodiversity

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Draft Email in Word for parents & carers to send to teachers about LEANS

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Draft Email PDF for parents & carers to send to teachers about LEANS

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LEANS: A short introduction for schools

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For all other information on LEANS please visit the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre’s website.

All illustrations were created especially for the LEANS project and are copyright of Claire Hubbard. ©ClaireHubbard2021