How Can We Support Neurodiversity in the Workplace?

How Can We Support Neurodiversity in the Workplace?

Many employers worry that they don’t know enough about neurodiversity or that they may struggle to make adjustments to support an employee. Neurodivergence affects individuals in very different ways and covers a range of challenges and needs, some of which may be relatively straightforward and others much more complex. In this fifth blog post in the series Yvonne Saxon highlights some simple things that you can do as an employer to support these needs, which may benefit other employees too.

Understanding the benefits of neurodiversity

Understanding the benefits of neurodiversity

When businesses hire neurodivergent people, it is common for them to try to minimise the impact of the divergent thinking style; to try to “neutralise” any noticeable differences. While this often stems from the best of intentions, it neglects to see that these divergent thinking styles are a strength, not a symptom to be cured or problem to be solved. Melissa Venner writes the fourth in our series of blog posts on #NeurodiversityAtWork