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We are pleased to announced we are supporting an Aberdeen neurodiversity conference to support the return of the Neurodiversity Umbrella Project.

The one-day conference on 30 May at the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, adjacent to the umbrella installation on Shiprow is titled Neurodiversity in the Workplace - Unlocking Potential and Driving Innovation, will support the return of the ADHD Foundation Umbrella Project to the city centre.

Strings of colourful umbrellas will once again be seen across the city from the end of May until September in celebration of the ‘umbrella’ term of neurodiversity, which includes ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia.

Sponsored by Harbour Energy and Thorpe Molloy McCulloch Recruitment Ltd, the conference is aimed at both private and public sector businesses, with separate sessions on neurodiversity being planned for teachers and parents on Monday, May 29. The conference is free to attend for levy payers of Aberdeen Inspired, or £95 to all other businesses. For more information and to book, visit >

Businesses, schools and other organisations can get involved in the Umbrella Project by installing their own mini-installations and have until April 21 to sign up. More information can be found here.

The Umbrella Project celebrates the intelligence, ability and talent of every human being- including every neurodiverse individual, empowering and enabling the next generation of children and young people.