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Apr 15, 2024

Neurodiversity is becoming more understood as a workplace issue.

As many as 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodivergent, meaning that organisations that fail to meet the needs of their neurodivergent staff and clients are neglecting a significant demographic. Although there are challenges associated with these differences, there are also many strengths.

At the same time, failing to make workplaces inclusive of neurodiversity is an increasing risk. Over a hundred cases of neurodiversity discrimination were taken to employment tribunals last year, with almost none the year before.

Organisations that fail to put in place the right policies and procedures to support neurodivergent staff are at risk of losing talented staff, as well as the risk of legal action. Making a workplace that is neurodiversity friendly doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

In this episode, we’ll look at what neurodiversity is, strategies to support neurodivergent staff at work, and what policies and procedures organisations should have in place.

This one-hour session will cover:

- What is neurodiversity and what are different neurodivergent conditions?
- The challenges faced by neurodivergent staff at work
- Strategies to support and encourage diversity of thought at work
- Short workplace scenario clips on how organisations can support neurodivergent people
- Supporting neurodivergent staff in the workplace
- Creating policies and procedures inclusive of neurodiversity