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The neurodiverse workplace : an employer's guide to managing and working with neurodivergent employees, clients and customers / Victoria Honeybourne.

By: Honeybourne, Victoria, (Language and communication teacher) [author.]Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 167 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781787750333 (paperback)Subject(s): Autistic people -- Employment | Employment | Dyslexic people -- Employment | Apraxia -- Employment | Diversity in the workplace | NeurodiversityDDC classification: 658.30087 HON 2020

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction Understanding neurodiversity Neurodivergent individuals Employer responsibilities Inclusive recruitment Communicating for neurodiversity Policies and practice for neurodiversity Neurodiverse-friendly environments Working with neurodivergent customers and clients.

Estimates suggest that up to 20% of employees, customers and clients might have a neurodivergent condition - such as dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, ADHD or dyspraxia - yet these individuals often struggle to gain and maintain employment, despite being very capable. This practical, authoritative business guide will help managers and employers support neurodiverse staff, and gives advice on how to ensure workplaces are neuro-friendly. The book demonstrates that neurodiversity is a natural aspect of human variation to be expected and accepted, rather than a deficit to be accommodated. Employer responsibilities are highlighted, including the 2010 Equality Act, and a range of strategies and policies are provided, including recruitment advice and the benefits of neurodiverse employees, along with advice on physical environments, interaction and communication, and working with clients and customers. This book is an ideal resource for all employers wanting to support and empower people with specific needs to help create a more inclusive workplace, benefiting both neurodiverse individuals and the companies employing them. At least one in seven people are thought to be neurodivergent. So what exactly is neurodiversity? What does 'executive functioning' mean? What are 'spiky profiles'? In this simple guide, expert speaker and trainer Daniel Aherne provides a clear introduction to neurodiversity and the four most common neurodivergent identities of autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. Using an analogy of a cactus needing a desert to grow in, he emphasises the importance of getting the environment right for neurodivergent people, rather than expecting them to adapt to the neurotypical world. Daniel, who himself has ADHD, also explains how neurodivergent people often have great strengths alongside areas of difficulty, and writes about the interplay between diagnoses, as well as unpacking tricky concepts such as working memory, sensory processing, communication differences and more. Busting common misconceptions and setting out simple tips and guidance for supporting the neurodivergent people around you, whether among your family, friends or at your school, college or workplace - or if you yourself are ND and want to improve the understanding of others - this essential guide will help us all celebrate neurodiversity and foster more inclusive communities.

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