New Guidance: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

New Guidance: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that many people may not yet know much about. However, learning more about neurodiversity and taking steps to better support it in workplaces can be hugely beneficial for employers and employees.

it is estimated that around 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) are neurodivergent meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently. Neurodivergence includes Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.

The new Neurodiversity at Work guidance released by Acas looks at the impact neurodiversity can have on workplace relations and seeks to identify policies and practices which help neurodivergent people find work and flourish.

It has been produced with contributions from Dr Nancy Doyle and the Neurodiversity and Employment Working Group, British Psychological Society; the British Dyslexia Association and the Dyspraxia Foundation.