Over 500 people joined us for June’s Breakfast News on Early Careers and Neurodiversity, showing just how important this subject is.
Alongside regular contributors Declan Curry, Stephen Isherwood and Mike Hanbidge, we were joined by neurodiversity self-advocate, Jodika Gilworth; Resources for Autism CEO, Dolyanna Mordochai; Action for Asperger's CEO, Elaine Nicholson MBE; and environmentalist and broadcaster, Chris Packham CBE.
Jodika and Chris gave accounts of their lived experiences of living with neurodivergent conditions and Dolyanna and Elaine acknowledged the courage it takes for neurodivergent individuals to disclose their conditions.
The consensus was that employers need to adopt a learning mindset to understand the different needs of every neurodivergent team member and create an environment where they don’t feel the need to mask their condition.
Making small adjustments in the workplace to foster a welcoming environment for neurodiverse people could include:
Our next Breakfast News, on 28 September, will be a hybrid event in London.
You can watch the recording of the webinar using the link below:
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