It is no secret that every brain is different, but when such differences require a tailored approach, neurodiversity speakers are on hand to educate and empower.
It is estimated that more than 15% of the British public are neurodivergent, reflecting the importance of understanding diverse learning differences. Many workplaces only cater to neurotypical employees, forcing one in seven to adapt their learning style. This can impact peoples’ emotional wellbeing and workplace performance.
Used to describe conditions like ADHD, autism and Asperger’s syndrome, business leaders need to accommodate neurodiverse employees through supportive policies. Neural inclusivity is essential in the workplace.
Book a speaker for Neurodiversity Celebration Week, from the 21st to the 27th of March 2022.
One of the best ways to celebrate your employees’ differences, is to observe Neurodiversity Celebration Week between the 21st and 27th of March 2022. The event recognises the many strengths of neurodiverse people, like their problem-solving skills and ability to think outside of the box.
Neurodiversity Celebration Week was founded by Siena Castellon, in 2018, as a means of changing the way in which learning differences are perceived. As a person with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, Siena was determined to change the narrative- instead of focussing on the challenges of neurodiversity, she wanted to focus on neurodiverse talents and strengths. Empowering neurodiverse people to perceive themselves in a more positive light, Siena is a true role model of diversity and inclusion.
In a world where 76% of neurodivergent university students don’t disclose their disability to universities and 43% of parents don’t want others to know that their children have a neurological difference, it is more important than ever that we create a network of support throughout society for people who are neurodiverse.
When booked for events, these inspiring speakers leave audiences with a new perspective on neurodiversity. As many special educational needs (SEN) professionals experience stigma from their neurotypical colleagues, this topic is incredibly important at corporate occasions.
To hire a neurodiversity speaker for your inclusivity workshop or event, contact the Diversity and Inclusion Speakers Agency to receive your free quote.