Neurodiversity at Work - New Guidance from ACAS

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that is used to refer to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information.  It is estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, this includes Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.  As neurodivergence is fairly common most work places are already neurodiverse however there is still a lack of understanding around the forms it can take and misconceptions persist.  ACAS has issued new guidance to dispel these misconceptions and gives practical advice to employers.

The guidance can be found here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6676

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