Resources for neurodivergent employees, the self-employed, and jobseekers

https://exceptionalindividuals.com/
Recruitment agency for neurodivergent jobseekers.

https://enna.org/jobs-board/
Recruiment board for neurodivergent jobseekers.

https://www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/employment/job-opportunities?
NAS jobs board for neurodivergent jobseekers.

https://www.thisismeagency.co.uk/
Agency supporting people through the Access To Work process.

https://www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/employment/finding-employment-e-learning-module
NAS e-learning module guiding you to make a CV, covering letter and disclosure in the workplace.

https://enna.org/resources/
Enna are a great company to search for jobs on their recruitment board but they have an excellent set of resources including disclosure templates, working styles document for understanding and explaining individual working styles and requesting reasonable adjustments, among many more.

Work profile template from The Mischievous Autistic
Facebook post with a work profile template from The Mischievous Autistic.  This is a way of explaining your neurodivergence and how it presents or impacts at work as well as what helps or hinders.

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
Access to work scheme - how to get funding with equipment or support to enable you to get a job, or remain in work.  This applies even if you're self-employed and need help with admin or accounting, or you need other support like a job coach or mentor - it's not just for ergonomic chairs and standing desks!

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a7b346d40f0b66a2fc05dc5/Equality_Act_2010_-_Duty_on_employers_to_make_reasonable_adjustments_for....pdf
The government guidance on making reasonable adjustments for staff.

https://neuroclastic.com/unemployable-part-1-an-autistic-woman-ends-her-time-with-career-counseling/
Just a familiar tale of being neurodivergent and trying to navigate the world of employment.  In case you need to feel less alone in your experiences of trying to get and retain work.

Resources for employers and managers

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a7b346d40f0b66a2fc05dc5/Equality_Act_2010_-_Duty_on_employers_to_make_reasonable_adjustments_for....pdf
The government guidance on making reasonable adjustments for staff.  Read it, and remember it.

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
Access to work scheme - how to get funding with equipment or support to enable employees to obtain work and remain there.  This funding must be applied for by the recipient rather than the organisation but it is worth knowing about.

Understanding neurodivergent behaviour
This is my own piece that goes down well in my training sessions for helping neurotypical and non-autistic people understand normal neurodivergent behaviour.  Some empathy and understanding both ways can help smooth interpersonal conflicts and misunderstandings.

https://www.fingerprintforsuccess.com/blog/adhd-advantages
Understanding ADHD in the workplace, including why some ADHD traits make people particularly suited to certain environments and tasks.

https://enna.org/resources/
Also included in the resources for employees section, I have included this information here because it's also relevant to employers and managers.

Enna are a great company to search for jobs on their recruitment board but they have an excellent set of resources including disclosure templates, working styles document for understanding and explaining individual working styles and requesting reasonable adjustments, among many more.

Understanding the impact of adjustments
The Chronically Resilient OT (Facebook page) post on understanding the impact that adjustments have on our capacity.

https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Employer_guide_to_dyspraxia_1.0.pdf
Employers guide to supporting and working with employees with dyspraxia

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 podcasts
Podcasts by Autistic Radio Spectrum Voices Conversations about employment and neurodiversity
 

My articles on employment

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