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

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

Virtual working | let’s rethink office working

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… Continue Reading Virtual working | let’s rethink office working

Talking about Stammering

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.… Continue Reading Talking about Stammering

What is the Dyslexia Adult Network?

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… Continue Reading What is the Dyslexia Adult Network?

Access to Work: What You Can Do

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… Continue Reading Access to Work: What You Can Do

Dyspraxia Dynamo: Working with Dyspraxia: A Hidden Asset

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… Continue Reading Dyspraxia Dynamo: Working with Dyspraxia: A Hidden Asset

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

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

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

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

Neurodiversity in Employment by Sean Gilroy and Leena Haque

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. Continue Reading Neurodiversity in Employment by Sean Gilroy and Leena Haque