How to support neurodiverse employees

A guide to cognitive differences, understanding neurodiversity and breaking down barriers in the workplace.

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Understanding neurodiversity and cognition is essential for creating a truly inclusive workplace.

Employers that don’t consider neurodiversity in their HR, learning and development (L&D) and managerial processes are at risk of failing to support a significant portion of their workforce and losing out on talent.


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Awareness

Awareness

Understand what it really means to think differently and the importance of a cognitively diverse workforce.

Guide

Guidance

Learn how to support your neurodiverse employees with simple, practical adjustments that focus on their cognitive strengths.

Insight

Insights

Find out how your organisation can gain deeper insights into its people to nurture neuro-inclusion.

In this handbook, we cover:

  • Why understanding cognition and neurodiversity is essential to support employee wellbeing and development
  • The link between cognitive diversity and business performance
  • A clear explanation of the nine key cognitive domains
  • Best practices on supporting an employee in each domain
How to support neurodiverse employees
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How to support neurodiverse employees

What does it mean to think differently?

We all have our own perspective on the world. Each of us think, learn and work in our own way. Neurodiversity is a term often associated with diagnoses such as dyslexia, autism and ADHD – to name only a few.

But the differences that each of us can experience, even within the same diagnosis, vary from person to person. However, there are some common differences that neurodiverse people can experience across specific areas, including; Cognitive differences, Behavioural differences, Personality differences and Social differences.

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Neurodiverse individuals are also more likely to experience mental health issues, so it’s important to be aware of how these differences can co-occur and compound the barriers that we face.

Cognitive differences, or cognitive diversity, is one of the most important areas of neurodiversity because it relates to how we process information, learn new skills and interact with the world around us.

The diversity of human thinking should be celebrated! We need different thinkers to offer creative solutions and new ways to approach many of the complex problems we are facing as a society.

In this way, neurodiversity is also a term with a social mission centred around removing the stigma and discrimination that many of us face because of our natural neurological differences.

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