Neurodiversity
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    Supporting neurodiversity develops a varied, inclusive and more productive workplace.

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    NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

    Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    Neurodiversity in the workplace contributes to a healthy, diverse employee-base and inclusive work environment. More and more companies are discovering that a neurodiverse workforce is capable of bringing unique skills, ideas and problem-solving techniques to meet the challenges inherent in today’s business world.

    With the correct equipment, training and support, there is no reason why employees who identify as neurodiverse, such as autistic people or those with a learning barrier like dyslexia, cannot perform at a level equivalent to or greater than their colleagues. Successful neurodiversity in the workplace is an achievable goal for all employers.

    Our experienced and qualified staff specialise in providing accurate assessments, training, coaching and technology recommendations. With our help, employers can feel secure and positive about supporting neurodiversity in the workplace. A structured support programme means everyone can succeed in employment no matter what challenges are present. The first step is for an organisation to commit to neurodiversity at work and open the doors to the benefits it offers.

    Our Services

    Diagnostics

    Identification of an individual’s unique challenges and barriers is the first step towards helping people manage their neurodiversity successfully. Our screening and assessment services cover all aspects of the neurodiversity spectrum including dyslexia, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    Needs Assessments

    Our expert assessors know that individuals require their own personalised support plan to match their unique circumstances. Establishing those needs is the key to an effective programme to support neurodiversity.

    Assistive Technology

    Assistive technology improves the ability of neurodivergent people to express themselves, be productive and develop independence. Our assistive-technology expertise provides the right equipment and software for all neurological needs.

    Training & Coaching

    Focused training can help new assistive-technology users fully exploit the power of their dedicated software and equipment. Our experienced trainers help develop awareness, technical skills and confidence.

    Access to Work

    Neurodivergent employees are entitled to receive funding from Access to Work to support them in employment. Reasonable adjustments to a working environment include equipment, training and awareness sessions for colleagues.

    People We Support

    We strive to support neurodiversity and neurological conditions in all forms. From autism to ADHD, and dyslexia to dyspraxia, we help employers embrace neurodiversity in the workplace.

    Benefits

    Targeted Care

    Find solutions based on accurate assessments and screenings.

    Expert Advice 

    Benefit from our experience in supporting neurodiversity in the workplace.

    Flexible Training

    Rely on our extensive digital resources and remote training options. 

    Accessible Resources

    Receive guidance and support even after formal training sessions have completed.

    FAQs

    Neurodiversity describes the differences in how the brain functions in different people. These neurological contrasts are typically considered as normal variations and simply as a different way of thinking and communicating. Examples of neurodiversity include: autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and ADHD.
    Depression and anxiety are not usually considered as diverse neurological conditions in their own right. However, they can stem from a neurodiverse source. For example, high levels of anxiety are common in autistic people when faced with new or difficult situations. An assessor will always seek to determine if such symptoms are directly linked to neurological conditions.
    Autism is an example of a neurodiverse condition. It means that autistic people may think, feel and communicate differently from what is considered “typical” across the wider population. However, it is viewed as a contrasting way of thinking, equally as valid as any other.
    Neurodiversity at work involves recognising that some employees may have different ways of interpreting information, interacting with others and problem solving. Such employees often possess a unique skillset which can benefit employers seeking progressive approaches to managing their business. The key is to recognise diversity, encourage it and support it with focused adjustments.
    Neurodivergent people are vital contributors to a successful work environment and benefit greatly from an inclusive workplace. They bring unique ways of thinking and fresh perspectives. That’s why it’s essential to support neurodiversity at work and enable greater awareness of neurological conditions. Most employers, whether they realise it or not, are responsible for employees who have challenges such as dyslexia, autism, OCD or ADHD. In such cases, it’s imperative that they arrange proper screening and support for employees who feel they need reasonable adjustments to their working practices.
    Contact a ToHealth advisor on 0800 014 1982, or email admin@tohealth-pam.co.uk