As we emerge from a period of pandemic and economic challenges, maximising staff skills and available resources to meet business demand is proving a significant employment issue. This is why many employers are now recognising and acting to make sure that the neurodivergent are welcomed as part of their diversity efforts.
Neurodiversity is now a widely accepted term for conditions such as autism, attention deficit hyper-activity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia. Each of these can affect how individuals think or respond to their environment but they are increasingly recognised as bringing unique perspectives, ideas and talents to the workplace.
Many employers now understand and want to capitalise upon the value that greater diversity brings. It is a strength just like many others. And progressive employers are recognising that the neurodivergent make up an important part of that diversity.