What does neurodiversity training cover?

My one hour neurodiversity training, which is ideal for a lunch and learn event (virtual or in-person) has a range of content that will leave you informed and feeling more confident in your knowledge of neurodiversity, even if all you know now is that it exists.
 

I cover the language of neurodiversity, which helps people feel confident they're saying the right thing. I cover the history and wider context of neurodiversity, which gives everyone a solid background in what neurodiversity means, where it all came from, and busts a few myths about ADHD and autism being “modern concepts”. Spoiler alert: the earliest mentions of neurodivergent traits in medical literature date back to the 1700s!
 

We'll then look at the types of neurodivergence and what they really mean for people living life with a brain that's different from the norm.
 

We can look at reasonable adjustments and the legal duties employers have, plus why barriers to support exist (or skip this session to include a Q&A at the end), then look at practical ways you can support neurodivergent people in the workplace and create a neurodiversity-affirming culture.

 

We can finish with a Q&A session – there are often enough questions to fill an additional half an hour for a long lunch.
 

My half day training includes much more in depth information about all these concepts; we address preconceptions, explore the other aspects of how being neurodivergent affects your whole life and learn more about the history involved. We also look at recruitment and interviews to create a more inclusive hiring and onboarding process to ensure you become a neurodiversity positive workplace in every way.

 

If this sounds good, contact me and we'll get this conversation moving.


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