More than 15% of the UK population are neurodiverse. Nanette Mellor, the CEO of the Brain Charity discusses neurodiverse conditions and the benefits they pose to the workplace if accommodations are made to support them. She highlights the challenges that need to be overcome to make these changes and explores the positive impact of assessing workplace practices to ensure recruitment processes are welcoming to all.
In 2021, only 29% of autistic adults in the UK were in employment. Maria Hamilton, Engagement manager at Auticon discusses some of the challenges autistic people face in the workplace and adjustments that can be made to the recruitment process and work environment to create more neuroinclusive workspaces.