New: E-Journal ‘Neurodiverse Voices: Good Practice in the Workplace’

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AchieveAbility now has launched their first E-Journal ‘Good Practice in the Workplace.’ Contributors include:  ACAS ProspectsUK Katherine Kindersley Becki Morris at DCN St Mungos Diversity and Ability (DnA) Topics include: Reasonable Adjustments, Strategy in the Creative Industries, Supporting Neurodiverse People at risk of Homelessness, Access to Employment and Inclusivity and Employment. Link to the Journal […]

Creative Differences: Universal Music UK

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Becki Morris from DCN and EMBED was involved in the creation of Universal Music’s handbook ‘Creative Differences: A handbook for embracing neurodiversity in the Creative Industries. The handbook is an important addition to the Heritage and Cultural Sectors understanding to develop better user experiences and a representational workforce. For further information including the handbook itself […]

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Museum Hour: Dyslexia

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These are responses and further information to the questions given on MuseumHour on Monday 7 October 2019. Neurodivergent people are innovative and creative thinkers. What can we do to inspire these creative minds to work in the Heritage Sector? There are articles about how creativity and innovation come from the edge of business. This is […]

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Inclusive Recruitment Tool for the Heritage Sector

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PRESS RELEASE   Monday, 01 April 2019 INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT TOOL FOR THE HERITAGE SECTOR The Disability Collaborative Network welcomed Equality and Diversity heads, Human Resources staff from Museums and Heritage Organisations to hear about an inclusive recruitment tool which supports employers and employees at all levels across the 9 Protective Characteristics.  For the Heritage Sector, this […]

Is Your Organisation Disability Confident: Support materials

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The Disability Co-operative Network held its first informal meet up on the topic of the Disability Confident scheme at the Natural History Museum on 6 September 2018. The Disability Confident Scheme was launched in 2013 to replace the Two Ticks scheme for organisations to work towards inclusive practice to attract and retain talent for people […]

NEWS Update: Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) on recruitment and neurodivergence

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For World Dyslexia Day (5 October) and Dyslexia Awareness Week (2 – 8 October), Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) have produced a media release which has important information for dyslexic and other neurodiverse adults in the workplace. The Media Release outlines the key findings of the two WAC surveys and the four evidence sessions and flags up […]

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Virtual working | let’s rethink office working

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It’s a cool wet day, I am sat at my dining room table with the BBC London playing on the ipad, and flipping between chatting to family via text and Facebook on my phone, and typing this blog on a little laptop. A cup of decaff tea is constantly refreshed. The phone lays next to […]

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Talking about Stammering

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We wrote about the Employers Stammering Network (ESN) https://www.musedcn.org.uk/2016/05/26/the-employers-stammering-network/) a year ago. We know that stammering is still too often a hidden disability at work. The result? It can be difficult for people to use their strengths and talents to the full for employers and colleagues to understand what changes can make a big difference. […]

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Guide: Supporting people living with autism spectrum disorder and mental health problems

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This useful booklet is guidance on how to support people living with ASD who may need further support with mental health.

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What is the Dyslexia Adult Network?

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Introducing ourselves The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a coalition of organisations and specialists working at a national level with adults with dyslexia. We also cover Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and Dyscalculia – sometimes known as neurodivergent (ND). The issues that cause the most difficulty to this population relate to employment in its many […]

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Access to Work: What You Can Do

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If you have a disability (dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions are included), you can apply for funding for equipment and coaching.  This is called Access to Work and it is funded by Central Government. Have a look at this animation to find out more about Access to Work, how to apply and what you can […]

Dyspraxia Dynamo: Working with Dyspraxia: A Hidden Asset

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As part of the project Key 4 Learning and the Dyspraxia Foundation have developed an Employers Guide providing information to enable employers to better recognise and support people with dyspraxia in the workplace. This document was written by professionals with extensive experience of supporting adults with neurodiverse conditions in the workplace and incorporates feedback from […]

An Employer’s Guide to Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD ~ Dr Sylvia Moody, Practitioner Psychologist

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Please note:  The term specific performance difficulties is the general term used in a workplace context to denote dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.  Dyslexia Dyslexia is often regarded simply as a difficulty with reading and writing, but in fact these literacy difficulties are ‘surface symptoms’ of weaknesses in more fundamental cognitive abilities, i.e. short-term memory, visual […]

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SEN Work Placements at the RAF Museum: Ambitious About Autism ~ Alison Shean

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The Royal Air Force Museum has recently embarked on an exciting new partnership with Ambitious About Autism. In June 2014 we were the first museum to receive the Autistic Society’s Autism Access Award, and were keen to build on our efforts to become more accessible.

Neurodiversity in Employment by Sean Gilroy and Leena Haque

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So, what is Neurodiversity and why are we interested in it? Well, Neurodiversity refers to conditions which cause a person to process information differently; Autism Spectrum Condition, Asperger’s, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other neurological conditions are becoming increasingly known by the term Neurodiversity and they affect at least one in 25 people.