neurodiversity page

neurodiversity page

What is Neurodiversity?
Slides from Professor Amanda Kirby

Newsletter Neurodiversity 101 from Professor Amanda Kirby via Linkedin 

Neurodivergent voices: lived experiences
Neurodiversity – words matter 
Neurodiversity- what is Dyspraxia/DCD? Why be aware? 
Neurodiversity – 20 ways to be a neuro-inclusive recruiter

What is dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia, also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), is a neurological condition that affects the brains ability to process information that results in disturbances in movements, planning, speech and learning new tasks/processing new information. Read more

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Market Engagement  and Events for organisations

New government support package to help more disabled people into work (29 December 2021)
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-government-support-package-to-help-more-disabled-people-into-work

Coming soon, market engagement event for ERSA members and guests on the DWP’s Autis Pilot

‘Neurodiversity’ focussed meeting on 7 September 2021
part of the Disability, Health and Employment Forum
Watch on demand

Get in touch with the team via policy@ersa.org.uk if you have any questions regarding the content of this meeting. 

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Resources: 

The DWP Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit for staff and managers
This Toolkit is a resource to support awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions and providing practical guidance for supporting people who have neurodiverse conditions into employment.The site also contains useful resources and additional local support contacts and organisations. https://www.autismandneurodiversitytoolkit.org/

DWP Policy paper: Autism strategy implementation plan: 2021 to 2022 (July 2021)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-strategy-for-autistic-children-young-people-and-adults-2021-to-2026/autism-strategy-implementation-plan-2021-to-2022-annex-a

Research into US/UK employment support: Ezra: ‘Neurodiversity in the Modern Workplace’ 

Youth participation: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/what-we-do/youth-participation

Paid work experience: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/what-we-do/employment/paid-work-experience

Employment toolkits: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/what-we-do/employment/toolkits

Adjustments in the workplace list: DARE Adjustments Toolkit (dareuk.org)

Making a neurodiverse inclusive environment: https://www.bath.ac.uk/publications/resources-for-researchers-and-the-autism-community/attachments/10-steps-to-creating-a-neurodiverse-inclusive-environment.pdf

Employment profiling: https://sites.google.com/port.ac.uk/autismemploymenttoolkit/profling