Hay Festival and Ruskin Mill Trust are continuing their unique collaboration in their commitment to helping neurodivergent individuals reach their potential as well as become an integral part of the community.

For the second year running, Ruskin Mill Trust will be present at the Hay Festival on 30th and 31st May hosting a panel discussing what it means to society to be genuinely accepting and inclusive, please visit www.hayfestival.com for full programme.

Andy Fryers, sustainability director at Hay Festival, said: “We are excited to build on our collaboration with Ruskin Mill Trust to put on a unique series of events on the theme of neurodiversity. Having spent time working with the Trust to fine tune our own offer for neurodiversity at our events in Wales, we recognise a need for debate and discovery around best practice and new guidance, which we believe this partnership will support.”

This informative event will be followed up by a further two day ‘Living Conference on Neurodiversity’ to be held on Ruskin Mill Trust’s site in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on the 19th and 20th July.  Attendees will be able to discover and engage with new perspectives on autism through, Talks, Panels, and Performances as well as interact with our students and experience working with craft.  Please visit www.rmlt.org.uk/Event/autism-re-imagining-potential for more information.

Aonghus Gordon, founder and Chief Executive of Ruskin Mill Trust, said:  “I am delighted to continue to build on our partnership with Hay Festival.  We set out to celebrate and broaden the conversation on neurodiversity, which has been described by American author Steve Silberman as the human rights challenge of the twenty first century. Our speakers and panellists bring many different points of view to the table, which result in passionate audience engagement. I am proud that Ruskin Mill Trust, together with Hay Festival, is leading the way in this discussion as it is our obligation to ensure that all individuals are given a chance to realise their potential.”

Click here to find out more about the Living Conference and to book your tickets.