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DEI HUB: Neurodiversity



This page explains what some of the most common neurodiverse conditions are and people with these conditions can empower workplaces when given appropriate support. 

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Cross association seminar 

Want to know more about neurodiversity? This cross association seminar is a great place to start. Created by the DEI & HR cross association working groups, Tim Heard from healthcare rm outlines different types of Neurodiversity and how best to support neurodivergent colleagues and event visitors. 


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Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. 

Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity. 

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing. 

Below are some resources which may help.


Managing an autistic employee

This resource may help in knowing how to manage an autistic employee effectively.

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Employing autistic people 

This article explains how to best support autistic people at work.

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Autistic Adults

This guide is written for autistic adults and gives some helpful techniques for handling the workplace. 

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It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.

It's estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

Here are some resources which you may find helpful.


Dyslexia in the workplace

This guide outlines how the condition can be manged in the workplace and how working conditions can be adapted. 

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Dyslexia in the workplace

The TUC has written this guide, it takes an in depth look into how dyslexia can affect colleagues and some of the ways HR can support them. 

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Join the dots

An easy-to-read guide which explains how dyslexia can add value to your business by increasing creative thinking.

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ADHD is a disorder that is defined through analysis of behaviour. People with ADHD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity–impulsivity that interferes with day-to-day functioning and/or development.

Below are some resources which you may find helpful


An employer's guide to ADHD

This guide explains how to support people with ADHD in the workplace.

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ADHD at work 

This article outlines someone with ADHD can cope with the condition and why it is a good choice to let your employer know what you are feeling.

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The silent struggle of workers with ADHD

This article by the BBC encourages people to be mindful of colleagues who have ADHD.

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Dyspraxia, also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination.

Dyspraxia does not affect intelligence. It affects co-ordination skills – such as tasks requiring balance, playing sports or learning to drive a car. Dyspraxia can also affect fine motor skills, such as writing or using small objects.

Below are some resources which may help.


Employment - Dyspraxia Foundation 

This article talks about some of the symptoms of Dyspraxia and how they can affect people in the workplace and offers some adjustments that can help. 

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Dyspraxia in the workplace 

A very extensive guide that outlines adjustments that can be made to help colleagues with Dyspraxia. 

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What is Dyspraxia?

This article explains the different types of Dyspraxia and how to support the symptoms.

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