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Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace, IN Training Journal, Mar 2019, pp28-29

Explores the ways in which organisations can recruit and support neurodiverse talent. Defines neurodiversity as a term that encapsulates all people who think differently to the majority, including those with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. Describes how approximately 700,000 UK adults are on the autistic spectrum, but only 16% are in full-time paid employment. Outlines ways in which companies can become more neurodiverse-friendly, how they can adjust recruitment processes to help, and simple changes in the working environment like the creation of different zones and more flexibility around working from home. Concludes that increasing neurodiversity in the workplace is highly beneficial and calls for greater acceptance of, and support for, neurodiverse people.


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