What is Neurodiversity?
At Adjust we believe Neurodiversity is the acceptance, recognition and celebration that we all think differently.
We focus on 4 neurotypes including autism/Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD as these neurotypes are a good representation of different thinking styles.
Neurodiversity in the workplace can mean that an employee may have a profound diversity or difference in the level of ability they have for different tasks. Whilst everyone is stronger or weaker in some areas, most peoples abilities are quite consistent overall. However employees with a neurodivergent condition such as dyspraxia may have exceptional verbal communication skills (in the top 10% of the population), but may have difficulty with processing information quickly. Many employees with dyslexia may have outstanding problem-solving skills (in the top 10% of the population), but may have difficulty with short term memory.
Neurodivergent employees can bring a different perspective and a different set of skills to your workplace. Neurodiversity is valuable to employers because neurodiverse employees can bring unique skills and strengths over and above other employees.
We can help you raise the profile of Neurodiversity across your organisation. Contact us today to start the neurodiversity conversation in your workplace through our training and consultancy services.