ND Pride Belgium

ND Pride Belgium

Welcome at Neurodiversity Pride Belgium! 

ND Pride Belgium is made by and for all neurodivergents and their allies. Everybody, of every neurotype, is welcome to join the celebration. 

Celebrate Neurodiversity and Embrace Your Uniqueness!

On June 16th, we celebrate the positive power of neurodiversity and embrace the differences of neurodivergent individuals. It’s a day of pride, created for and by the community, and supported by hopeful organizations in Belgium, such as Bjien, iDrops, en ADHD,ASC&LD en de Neurodiversity Foundation

We celebrate with:

  • A Neurodiversity Pride Day flag hoisting.

  • An online program featuring Belgian and international speakers.

Both activities are free to attend, and this is your invitation.

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a concept that refers to the diverse ways in which brains function, perceive, and understand the world. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing and appreciating the unique strengths and abilities that arise from neurological variations.

It advocates for providing the necessary support and accommodations to neurodivergent individuals so they can thrive in a society typically tailored to those who meet the norm. The core idea behind this concept is that this diversity is invaluable to society as a whole, even when it deviates from the conventional norm.

Autistics, ADHD individuals, gifted individuals, people with OCD, dyslexics (and many other neurodivergent groups) all possess unique thinking patterns, and their diversity and individuality enrich the world in many ways.

It is essential to acknowledge that neurodivergent individuals have something special to offer, and they may proudly embrace their own identity. Through Neurodiversity Pride, attention is drawn to this, both individually and collectively, both ceremonially and informally. Celebrate neurodiversity: Celebrate your own way!

ND Pride Belgium

How to Participate

Aside the Flaghoisting and the Online Program, you can also have a look at other options on the activity page with ideas for  neurodivergent people, for ND friends, and for neuroinclusive organizations or companies.

How to support

We are actively working on organizing a unique program for Belgian neurodivergents and their allies, and we could really use your help.

For instance, by sharing information about the day and the activities, attending the flag raising ceremony, organizing additional events, participating in the online program with Belgian speakers, providing extra practical support on the days themselves, sharing expertise and personal experiences—any form of support is welcome!

If you’d like to lend your support, please contact coordinator Severine Appelmans or the ND Pride team.

Activities

Program ND Pride Belgium –  16 June 2024

ND Pride Flag Hoisting

We will add information about this activity on June 1st with the time and location.

We hope to be hoisting the first Neurodiversity Pride flag of Belgium in the city of Ghent, which will take 30 minutes in total. Afterwards you can picknick (bring your own food) in a green location closeby. Its a perfect activity for neurodivergents, but also for neurodiverse families. 

Online Program

Join us for an exciting online event featuring distinguished Belgian speakers Lora-Elly Vannieuwenhuysen and Ellie Middleton. Starting June 1st, you can secure your free tickets right here on this page, but act fast—attendance is limited to 200 participants.

The event will include presentations in both English and Flemish, hosted by Dietrich Moerman. Additionally, don’t miss the Online ArtExpo showcasing incredible artworks by Belgian neurodivergent artists.

The entire program will take place in a virtual conference center, offering you the chance to engage and enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss out on the first ND Pride Belgium Online Conference, join in!

 

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Add your activity

On the ‘get in touch’ page, you can add your own activity to the public schedule of ND Pride. To add your event to ND Pride Belgium, please contact the team directly. 

Download the logos and social media pack

Download the ND Pride logo’s and the social media pack with images in the Downloads page

Read about ND Pride Day

Read about Neurodiversity Pride Days at the FAQ page, or visit the pages of the 6 earlier editions.

Contact

If your organisation needs more information, send a mail to info@neurodiversityprideday.com.

Support the celebrations, create your own activity!

Find out more about the event

How to celebrate neurodivergent pride? 

Check out other ways to celebrate during Neurodiversity Pride Week

ND Pride 

Neurodiversity Pride Day: 16 June 2024.

Neurodiversiteitsweekend – ND Pride Leiden: 14-16 June.

ND Pride Week: 10-17 June 2024.

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Neurodiversity Education Academy

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