This week is Neurodiversity Celebration Week (15 - 21 March 2021), where we take time to appreciate the many strengths neurodivergent people bring to our lives and our workforces.
Neurodiversity describes learning differences such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourette’s syndrome and dysgraphia. These may have otherwise been known as Autism spectrum or ‘spectrum’ disorders.
I have dyspraxia but have found many coping mechanisms (such as writing lots of notes to counter my terrible short-term memory).
To help celebrate this week and to also raise awareness I’ve curated a list of useful resources that can provide more information about supporting employees with various types of neurodivergence. This list is not exhaustive but is hopefully a starting point.
I’d love to know what resources other people find useful, please feel free to add them to this thread.
More about Neurodiversity Celebration Week: https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/2021/03/15/neurodiversity-celebration-week-2021/
Guides for supporting autistic employees: https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/employment/employing-autistic-people/employers
Guides for supporting dyspraxic employees:
Guides for supporting dyslexic employees:
https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/adults/in-the-workplace/reasonable-adjustments-in-the-workplaceGuides to supporting employees with ADHD:
https://adhdatwork.add.org/help-adhd-employees-succeed/Guides to supporting employees with Tourette's syndrome: