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 […]

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Jess Starns is included in the Disability Power 100 list 2018

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Jess Starns, founder of ‘Dyspraxic Me’ was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre last night (Wednesday 17 October). The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. […]

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Dyslexia Adult Network News: No 7 Spring 2018

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Website www.dan-uk.co.uk                      Twitter @DyslexiaAdult Email via website www.dan.co.uk OR join our jiscmail list www.jiscmail.ac.uk/dyslexia-adult-network-dan THIS 7th EDITION OF NETWORK NEWS COVERS Message from the Chair Report on the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on Recruitment DYSPLA film festival showcases ND Access to Work training & Disability Confident update NEWS from our member organisations All Party […]

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Captioning your films and videos: Stagetext

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Captions are a great resources that can benefit everyone. Remember not to use autogenerated captions, but create your own which are easy to do. How to subtitle your own content is just here http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital/training-in-how-to-subtitle-your-own-content Stagetext also offer training for staff in how to subtitle content, further information is via this link: http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital

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

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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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Consultation Opportunity (Questionnaire) Dyslexia and the Impact of Managerial Practices Research

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Hello, I’m trying to determine whether or not there is a relationship between managerial practices, and the impact on people with dyslexia regarding employment stability. The study involves the completion of a short questionnaire which is available online and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Please click on the web link below to take […]

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NEWS: Reimagining the neurodiverse performance space – participants required

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Culture Coventry are looking for participants in the following project: Summary Neuroaesthetics explores the synergy between the needs and interests of neurodiverse audiences, with the fascinations and performance modes utilised by live artists. Working in collaboration with young people who are largely non-verbal, with severe needs, the artists will be challenged to find meaningful points […]

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Neurodiversity: Dyslexia – Resources for families and adults

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Neurodiversity: Dyslexia Dyslexia is part of the neurodiversity spectrum which includes dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and tourettes. (Source: DANDA) Up to 10% of the population are known to have dyslexic traits, however as knowledge and awareness increases more people, particularly adults are discovering that they are dyslexic.  This is something that […]

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Neurodiversity: Autism – resources for families and adults

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We have a number of twitter feeds about what neurodiversity is and how it is a positive asset to the workplace. There are a number of excellent organisations and associations, particularly local groups who have a great deal of experience. These organisations are happy to be contacted to raise awareness, inclusive practice and support. Neurodiversity […]

Accessible Text Guidance

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Guidelines issued by Government (2014) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-communication/accessible-communication-formats UK Association for Accessible Formats (2012) https://www.ukaaf.org/large-print/ Ability Net Guidelines https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/quality/documents/StandardofAccessibility.pdf RNIB Clear Print Guidelines http://www.psncorp.com/Downloads/RNIB_Clear_Print_Guidelines.pdf British Dyslexia Association Style Guide for people with neurodiversity (particularly dyslexia) https://cdn.bdadyslexia.org.uk/documents/Advice/style-guide/Dyslexia_Style_Guide_2018-final-1.pdf?mtime=20190409173949

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State of Museum Access ~ Vocaleyes

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Disability Co-operative Network welcomes this important report on the State of Access in Museums in the United Kingdom by Vocaleyes We recognise with Vocaleyes there is some exciting and innovative work in museums, but there are still clear gaps to participation for disabled people, particularly people who are partially sighted or blind. Some key figures […]

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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 […]

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BBC Cape Project for neurodiverse talent in the workplace

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DCN was both thrilled and honoured to be invited to hear more about CAPE (Creating A Positive Environment) Project entitled ‘Joining the Dots’ to attract and retain neurodiverse talent in the workplace at the BBC. Neurodiversity is a spectrum of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and tourettes[1] . As these […]

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How Heritage Embraces Autism ~ Jack Welch

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Coming from the perspective of a casual visitor to museums and having (as yet) not professional experience from working in the sector, I feel confident enough in saying that the activities which have come my way have given a rare insight that others my age would have not had themselves. Whether it has been producing an exhibition in a museum or gaining paid roles as a result of volunteering, not only accessing heritage from a young age is a valuable opening in its own right, but impacts those like myself who have lifelong conditions to manage.

The Secret Museum: Film Production with Autistic Young People ~ Suzanne Cohen

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Filmmaker and educator Suzanne Cohen talks about her experiences of delivering media projects at the British Museum for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (13 – 19 years).

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 […]

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.