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 […]

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Welcome to EMBED: A collaboration for a fresh approach to inclusive practice in the Heritage Sector

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Since 2015, DCN has developed relationships with professionals across industries and sectors.  The biggest learning from this is collaboration is key, learning from other organisations and sectors about what it takes to create sustainable change in embedding inclusion and accessibility.   DCN are now taking this to the next level – Disability Collaborative Network C.I.C is […]

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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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Report Launch: Neurodiverse voices: Opening Doors to Employment – WACReport

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This is a groundbreaking report by the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission.  We are proud to be associated and quoted with this important report for all sectors but particularly for us the Heritage, Arts and Cultural Sector.  It is also very timely with the recent release of which is timely to the ‘Making A Shift Report: Disabled people […]

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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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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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 […]

Let’s Talk Accessibility by Barclays Access

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Barclays Access have recently produced a video called ‘Let’s Talk Accessibility’. It shows how accessible service delivery and workplace does not necessarily mean for disabled people only.  Instead it shows how more inclusive practice can support more people and better service delivery for the organisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGTC1iJmnk

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DAN Network News – No. 3 Autumn 2016

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Here is the latest Network News from the Dyslexic Adult Network :  DAN Network News – Autumn 2016 The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) has been founded to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and related conditions on adults. The network are made up of representatives of the major dyslexia charities and of specialists, including […]

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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 […]

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 […]