Access to Work

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  Access to Work is a Central Government funded scheme to enable the purchase of equipment, interview support and coaching for disabled people and neurodivergent people. Information on Access to Work link is here: https://bit.ly/3aJnTY3 Access to Work guidance for Arts and Heritage here: https://bit.ly/2RMm5GR The Department of Work and Pensions has a number of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Inclusive Workplace

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How can we help? DCN with our partnership with EMBED can support you in creating inclusive workplaces for your organisations to grow and support your greatest asset – people. Our services page via: https://embed.org.uk/supporting-heritage This is an ongoing activity in which we welcome conversation, collaboration and positive action.  Why Inclusive Practice matters?   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g88Ju6nkcg[/embedyt] Current […]

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) report on recruitment and retention of neurodivergent talent

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Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) has produced a report which has important information for neurodivergent talented adults in the workplace for all sectors. The full report has a series of recommendations in line with the key findings in which DCN was involved in the consultation. A link to the full report is here: https://www.achieveability.org.uk/files/1586122571/e-journal-achieveability-neurodivergent-voices-april-2020pdf.pdf

Julie Reynolds reflection in her laptop

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 […]

Employers Stammering Network

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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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 […]

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 […]

Royal Air Force Museum

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.