ADSHE’s CPD Day North was held at Leeds university for the second year running, in the magnificent Parkinson Building, full of Art Deco and the smell of knowledge! After the Chair’s update, in which Mark Worrall updated members on the current situation with the closure of DSA-QAG, Janette Morgan delivered a well-received and thought-provoking keynote on /Neurodiversity: why race matters/. The ADSHE Exec responded to Janette’s workshop at the Annual Conference, which had received some excellent feedback, and asked her to develop it for this year’s CPD Day South and North…and the delegates weren’t disappointed! Janette leads an ADSHE working group around this important subject and we continue to work with them on this.

Before lunch, delegates were treated to a series of exclusive announcements regarding the work of ADSHE, including the unveiling of the Mission Statement, the 7-Principles® interactive poster, and the Neurodiverse Students Charter. All of these are available on our website and will be revealed in more detail to the wider membership in the next edition of the Chair’s Update. After lunch, delegates enjoyed their choice of workshop: a huge thank you to all the presenters for coming along and delivering those for us.

Also, a big thank you to the Exec, the North East Regional Coordinators and everyone involved in making this year’s CPD Day North such a success. Don’t forget that we’re always wanting members to help ADSHE in whatever you can, even if you’ve only got an hour to spare each month. After all, ADSHE is built BY the members, FOR the members and we really couldn’t do it without you. So, don’t be shy, get involved and help make the difference by CONTACTING US