About us

Embracing Complexity brings together organisations working to improve the lives of people with neurodevelopmental conditions.

Most people with neurodevelopmental conditions (NDCs) have more than one, but most services and policies are set up to look at one "box" at a time.

We are a coalition of over 60 organisations - including charities, research bodies, Royal Colleges and social enterprises - working towards a world where everyone with neurodevelopmental conditions can achieve their potential. We believe we can reach that goal more effectively by working together.

What is a neurodevelopmental condition?

A neurodevelopmental condition is any lifelong condition, generally present from the early stages of life, which affects the brain and influences how people think, perceive the world or interact with others.

This includes ADHD, autism, developmental language disorder, Down Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, learning disability and Tourette Syndrome amongst many others.

We use "neurodevelopmental condition" as an umbrella term, but we acknowledge that different people within this group will use a wide range of terms to describe themselves.

Our members