Working together with parents

The most important resource available to help you make Scouting an exciting and meaningful experience for neurodiverse Scouts is their own parents or caregivers. While you may not feel a need to engage too much with the parents of some Scouts, having a strong working relationship with caregivers is vital when a neurodiverse Scout mightContinue reading “Working together with parents”

Using checklists

Checklists can also help your Scouts (particularly older ones) manage themselves when they need to have or do multiple things. Again, it might seem mechanical or time-intensive to prepare the checklists, but the pay off is greater than the cost if you no longer have to prompt or nag every youth member when something needsContinue reading “Using checklists”

Using Visual Resources

Visual resources and instructional plans allow Scouts to keep working on a task without having to ask a leader or adult for immediate guidance or support. Using visual resources might seem like ‘turning Scouts into school’, but is actually a way to promote all the best things about Scouts – learning by doing rather thanContinue reading “Using Visual Resources”

Choosing a neurodiversity-friendly Scout group

Just like schools, every Scout group is different: It may be wise to try several Scout groups before choosing one to stay at.  Some Scout Leaders and groups have extensive experience with neurodiverse Scouts. Others may think they don’t have any at all (although it’s likely this isn’t quite accurate – they may have justContinue reading “Choosing a neurodiversity-friendly Scout group”

Who is The Neurodiverse Scout Group for?

This book is for anyone who works with, parents, or is a neurodiverse Scout. You might be: A Leader of Youth (Cub Scout Leader, Scout Leader, etc.) who wants to lead neurodiverse young people more effectively A Group Leader who wants to make sure that everyone in their local community can be part of ScoutingContinue reading “Who is The Neurodiverse Scout Group for?”