Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for a set of hidden disabilities including
as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Those who are not diagnosed with any of the above disabilities are referred to as
neurotypical.

 
 
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We believe in the social model of disability.

This means that that a person isn’t 'disabled' because of their impairment, health condition, or the ways in which they may differ from what is commonly considered the medical 'norm'; rather it is the physical and attitudinal barriers in society – prejudice, lack of access adjustments and systemic exclusion – that disable people.

(Credit to Shape Arts for our favourite explanation of this)

 
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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiverse colleagues can bring a variety of different skills and perspectives to your workplace.

Across sectors from the creative industries, finance to tech, there is a place and business benefit from having a neurodiverse team.

 
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Workplace Perceptions

Right now, our workplaces can be an overwhelming place for neurodiverse people to operate in. It can be exhausting to be in an environment where you are asked to consistently adapt, adjust and survive.

 

What if our workplaces were designed with neurodiversity in mind from the beginning?

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Why We’re Creating Place with Purpose Hubs

We believe in the importance of creating real tangible solutions for employers and the neurodiverse community. Whilst there are brilliant tech solutions coming, it is important to have a physical space to connect people.

There is a huge role for neurodiversity to play in the future of our workplace and we’re excited to be a part of it.