FE News celebrates its 20th anniversary! In 2003, access to support for diverse students was very slow. A transformation ensued, due to society recognising benefits of cognitive strengths. Technology accelerated progress, enabling swift support through digital assessments. We shifted from ignorance to empowerment, thanks to advocates like FE News. The power of digital connectivity and community has reshaped perceptions. As we celebrate, we thank FE News for its monumental contribution and look forward to a future where neurodiversity is celebrated and supported.
Two decades ago
Happy 20th Anniversary, FE News! Two decades ago, in 2003, I embarked on a mission to assist science degree students in devising strategies for independent study. These brilliant young minds represented a spectrum of neuro-identities, yet their access to support was frustratingly slow due to the long waiting times to see an educational psychologist. At that time, society predominantly perceived neurodiversity through a medical lens, often fixating on the challenges rather than appreciating unique cognitive abilities of an individual. However, a paradigm shift has occurred and the past two decades have brought in a remarkable transformation, and cognition has been at the heart of this evolution.