Learning About Neurodiversity at School (LEANS)

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 neurodiversity and the LEANS resource pack, including its development, evaluation, and reporting.

Download the free LEANS resource pack and see our terms of use.

Free reading lists, information about organisations, and information for families.

The latest news from LEANS, including participation opportunities, talks, and conferences.

About LEANS’ team members, and full credits list for the LEANS resources.

Programme information for parents and carers, including help to propose LEANS in your child’s school.

Advice and support from the volunteer educators in our LEANS Champions programme.

Contact us, share your resource feedback, or join our mailing list!

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LEANS in Gaelic? LEANS in Spanish? We can work together to make it happen!

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Even more questions and answers about what LEANS is (and isn’t!), and about using the resources.

Links to recorded talks about LEANS, and media coverage.

Access academic and policy reporting on the LEANS project.

Please cite the LEANS resource pack and the LEANS teacher handbook as follows (example in APA style):

Alcorn, A.M., Fletcher-Watson, S., McGeown, S., Murray, F., Aitken, D., Peacock, L.J.J., & Mandy, W. (2022). Learning About Neurodiversity at School: A resource pack for primary school teachers and pupils. University of Edinburgh. https://salvesen-research.ed.ac.uk/leans

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