BRAIN.HE was created in 2005 to provide all higher education students and their tutors with a support network and information covering all forms of neurodiversity. The project aimed to improve the Higher Education sector’s response to neurodiversity, including dyspraxia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum (A.S.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Tourette’s and dyscalculia.
The project work was originally funded by the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England). It was directed by Dr David Pollak, formerly Principal Lecturer in Learning Support and National Teaching Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. This site holds information which was previously scattered, as well as new materials applicable to higher education where none existed previously. The majority of the work on developing the site was done by Edward Griffin of the Health & Life Science Faculty at De Montfort University. BRAIN.HE then went on to be funded by the London School of Economics Annual Fund and hosted by the LSE Neurodiversity Team.
The site is in the process of being updated and amalgamated into the NeuroKnowHow website, along with updates and new information to be added in due course.