How can museums create employment opportunities for the neurodiverse community? – MuseumNext

Whilst there’s growing momentum towards greater inclusivity across UK workplaces, creating employment opportunities for the nation’s neurodiverse community still remains something of a challenge. However, by understanding neurodiversity, what the term means, and what skills and talents those who are neurodiverse can bring to the workplace, it is possible to break down the barriers that may have inhibited inclusivity in the past.

Understanding neurodiversity

First coined in 1998 by autistic sociologist Judy Singer, neurodiversity is a blanket term used to describe people with autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity order (ADHD), dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, Tourette’s syndrome, and other neurological difficulties.

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