Does your child with high learning potential struggle with feelings of being isolated and different from their peers? Do they worry about being “weird” or “nerdy”? Maybe they are also disabled or neurodivergent and wonder where they fit in the high learning potential community and wider world? This session will help you think about how you can support your child to feel proud of their high learning potential identity. It will take you on a whistle stop tour of how pride in high learning potential fits into wider rights movements led by neurodivergent and disabled leaders…and give you some top tips for how to support your child to a place where they want to shout from the rooftops about their wonderful differences.
Session Materials: pens and paper
Alex Hendra is the parent of a teenager with high learning potential and has been a trainer for Potential Plus UK for the past 3 years. She is also a business and leadership consultant. Proudly neurodivergent herself, she specialises in working with organisations run directly by disabled or neurodivergent people. She is passionate about supporting people to draw on rights and strengths to get past societal barriers to success, so they can reach aspirations and potential.