Thank you for your interest in the LEANS project online survey!

We want to know what YOU think about our ideas for teaching primary school children about neurodiversity!

We are creating a free, downloadable neurodiversity resource pack for UK mainstream primary schools. If you’re interested in, or even just curious about neurodiversity – we want your input to help us improve this educational resource!


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Please be sure to send us your responses by the end of November 2020! 


What is the LEANS project about?

The Learning About Neurodiversity in Schools (LEANS) project aims to develop a free, downloadable resource to educate primary school children about neurodiversity.

With the LEANS resource pack, we want to help all children understand that neurodiversity is a natural part of human life, and that it is okay for people to have different experiences and needs when it comes to learning, playing and socialising at school. By teaching kids to embrace these differences, we hope to help create a more empathetic and inclusive classroom environment, aiming to provide the best conditions for all children to thrive and succeed in school.

What am I being invited to do?

We invite you to complete a short online survey to tell us what you think about the acceptability and usefulness of some of the elements in the LEANS resource pack. The resource pack includes teacher guidance and classroom activities, and it has been designed by our team of neurodiverse educators and researchers. 

At the end of the survey, you can choose to send us your details if you would also like to take part in a further paid opportunity to help us examine diversity and representation in the LEANS resource pack materials. 

Who can participate?

We welcome responses from anyone who has an interest in neurodiversity, as long as you are at least 18 years old!

While the survey is open to anyone – we are particularly interested in hearing from people who can be described as neurodivergent (people who might have diagnoses such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, developmental language disorder, ADHD, or autism – or self-identify as such without a formal diagnosis). 

However, if you are not neurodivergent, if you are unsure, or even if you don’t like the word – please complete the survey anyway, we want to hear from you too! 

How long is it?

We estimate the survey will take approximately 15-25 minutes. For people who may require more reading time, we estimate it might take approximately 40-50 minutes. Your progress is automatically saved, so you will have the option of returning to the survey at a later time if you wish to do so

I am interested! How do I proceed?

Please follow the link at the top of the page to access the survey. You will first find the participant information sheet, which will give you further details about the LEANS project and the survey itself. We request that you please go through all the information in this document. Next, you will need to complete the consent form on the following page, after which you will be able to access the survey. 

I have a question!

If you have any questions about the information sheet, the content of the survey, or anything else related to this survey, please contact Ms. Reesha Zahir ( – postgraduate student leading on the LEANS public consultation survey.


Thank you for supporting neurodiversity education in schools!

Reesha Zahir, Postgraduate Project Student, on behalf of the LEANS project team: Dr. Sue Fletcher-Watson (Principal Investigator), Dr. Alyssa Alcorn (Lead Investigator), Dr. Sarah McGeown, Dinah Aitken, Fergus Murray, and Dr. Will Mandy