Welcome to our hub of exclusive resources and inspiration to help our member organisations celebrate neurodiversity in the workplace.
Welcome to enei’s Neurodiversity Hub.
Neurodiversity is the concept that individuals perceive and engage with the world in a multitude of unique ways. It shouldn’t be assumed that there is only one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving and our differences should not be perceived as defects. Neurodiverse individuals may think holistically, which can be a valuable skill in the workplace, bringing an ability to “think outside the box”.
The term “neurodiverse” is used to describe individuals who exhibit a unique way of perceiving the world and processing information. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term which refers to dyslexia, dyspraxia (or Developmental Coordination Disorder), dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), and Tourette Syndrome (TS).
It is important to remember that neurodiverse employees are entitled to receive support and reasonable adjustments without a formal diagnosis. Therefore, it’s imperative that employers understand neurodiversity so that they can assist employees to reach their potential in the workplace and allow them to have a successful and productive experience.
What is Neurodiversity Celebration Week?
Neurodiversity Celebration Week was founded in 2018. It falls on 18 – 24 March 2024 and is a global initiative that’s all about challenging stereotypes and misconceptions regarding neurological differences. It aims to transform the way we view and support neurodivergent individuals. This week provides organisations with an opportunity to appreciate the incredible talents and unique strengths of neurodivergent people and work towards creating a world that’s more inclusive.
Getting everyone involved
Consulting with staff or network groups on what your organisation does around Neurodiversity Celebration Week (and other key diversity and inclusion events throughout the year) is key.
A diverse group of people will generate more creative solutions; therefore, senior leadership should aim to consult with all staff members and communicate authentically in a way that inspires trust, loyalty, and wellbeing.
What can you do?
To celebrate Neurodiversity Celebration Week, enei offers a range of resources suitable for businesses, services, and other organisations that wish to participate. Our hub of exclusive resources and inspiration has been designed to help our member organisations find the materials they require, easily and efficiently. Our resources relating to subjects around neurodiversity have been linked below according to type, helping you to access relevant information for Neurodiversity Celebration Week as well as the rest of the year.
Resources and information
- Neurodiversity is a superpower – Whether you are someone with a neurodiverse condition, an advocate or an ally, Neurodiversity Celebration Week really is time to celebrate. Our CEO Sandi Wassmer explains why.
- What Does It Take to be a Neurodiverse Leader? – In honour of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, our CEO Sandi Wassmer shares her experiences of being a leader with ADHD.
- Employer Guide: Equality Act 2010 – The Equality Act 2010 was introduced in England, Scotland, and Wales to simplify equality law in Great Britain.
- Employer Guide: Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace – This guidance is designed to allow you to recognise areas of risk and find proactive policies for creating a working environment that reflects your organisation’s inclusive approach to employment.
- Quick Guide: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Workplace – This guide provides a definition of ADHD and offers suggestions as to what your organisation can do to support employees and tackle the stigma associated with ADHD.
- Quick Guide: Autism in the Workplace – In addition to providing an overview of autism, this guide provides 10l tips for creating a more inclusive environment.
- Quick Guide: Dyscalculia in the Workplace – This quick guide provides a summary of dyscalculia and how it can impact individuals in the workplace.
- Quick Guide: Dyslexia Awareness Week – This quick guide introduces Dyslexia Awareness Week and provides insights on how organisations can support employees with dyslexia, fostering an understanding and inclusive environment.
- Quick Guide: Dyslexia in the Workplace – This quick guide provides an overview of dyslexia and considerations for employers.
- Quick Guide: Dyspraxia in the Workplace – This quick guide provides an overview of dyspraxia and considerations for adjustments in the workplace.
- Quick Guide: Reasonable Adjustments – Guidance for Managers – Best practice employers who wish to create truly inclusive workplaces will consider the individual needs of their employees and ensure they have sufficient support throughout their employment.
- Quick Guide: Tourette Syndrome (TS) in the Workplace – This quick guide provides an overview of how TS can affect individuals in the workplace.
- Quick Guide: World Autism Awareness Day – This quick guide explains the significance of World Autism Awareness Day and provides information on how you might celebrate this date and raise awareness in the workplace.
- Interview Panel: Allyship and Intersectionality in Disability and Neurodiversity – This conversation explored ways to take allyship skills to the next level for professionals who handle the complex intersectionality of disability and neurodiversity.
- Neurodiversity and Workplace Inclusion: Great Minds Don’t All Think Alike – This session reviewed the differences in cognition and explored how neuro-inclusion matters can help to make the workplace more flexible.
- Neurodiversity Roundtable: Networking for DEI Professionals – This session provided a great opportunity to discover neurodiversity’s impact, learn from experts, and strategise for an inclusive and diverse workforce.
- Thinking Differently About Autism in the Workplace – In this recording, neurodiversity specialists discuss various aspects of autism.