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    Thinking differently: how to embrace neurodiversity and make workplaces work for all

    Up to one in five people are neurodivergent in some way, yet most workplaces and recruitment processes are designed for neurotypical staff. Creating a positive, inclusive culture and providing neurodiversity training can help break down the barriers that are holding back a pool of workers with unique talents.

    By Kerry Reals on 25 March 2024

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    Government-backed report sets out recommendations to boost autism employment rate

    Signing up for an employers’ neurodiversity index, developing training packages targeted at autistic workers and producing “autism design guides” are among 19 recommendations put forward in a new UK government-backed review on autism in the workplace.

    By Kerry Reals on 28 February 2024

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    Employers urged to make reasonable adjustments to help neurodiverse staff thrive

    Reasonable adjustment ‘passports’ can help companies get the best out of neurodivergent employees and enable them to thrive in the workplace, according to Worcestershire County Council’s occupational health and safety manager, Gary Monaghan, who talks from personal experience.

    By Kerry Reals on 26 January 2024

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    Neurodiversity: the new frontier of workplace ergonomics

    For neurodivergent workers, loud and brightly lit offices can cause sensory overload, anxiety and fatigue, so it’s essential to consider approaches such as providing adjustable workspaces, quiet zones and flexible working so they can perform at their best.

    By Guy Osmond, Osmond Ergonomics on 01 September 2023