Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Neurodiversity in the workplace: the challenges and benefits

Webinar recording:  10th November 2022

This webinar looks at neurodiversity in the workplace. While efforts to make workplaces more inclusive for neurodiverse individuals have improved in recent years, there is still a long way to go.

Autistic people are among those disabled people with the lowest employment rate, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, the ‘Outcomes for disabled people’ report found that just 22% of autistic people were in either full or part-time work. However, research has found that neurodiverse people are highly focused and less distracted by social interactions, and neurodiverse companies have been proven to outthink and outperform heterogeneous spaces.

About the speaker:

Dr Damian E. M. Milton is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Kent having joined Tizard in 2017. He has been teaching in the further and higher education sectors since 2000 in a range of subject areas relating to autism and learning disabilities.

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