Recently there has been a growing awareness around neurodiversity, along with the benefits of having neurodiverse employees in a company. However, many neurodiverse people still experience a lot of struggles when applying for jobs that they’re more than capable of doing. Many recruitment processes unintentionally create barriers that both put neurodiverse people off from applying,… Read More How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly
Being dyspraxic, I’ve always found my brain ‘locks’ when trying to concentrate on something important that involves any level of stress – including preparing for interviews. This has led to a few instances in my life where I’d be asked a question in an interview, and think ‘I didn’t think to prepare for that, but… Read More Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students
EmployAbility are holding weekly 45 minute webinars in order to support disabled students who require help to get started. Specifically, these sessions are aimed at disabled students, with regular sessions until at least mid-May. 29th April, 2pm: Your Rights: Privacy and Adjustments (Replay available soon) 6th May, 2pm: Open Q & A: Your Disability and Employment Questions Answered… Read More Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students
This post is one of several we’ll be sharing on the blog around the theme of neurodiversity & strengths in the workplace. Neurodiversity refers to the different ways that the human brain can work and interpret information, and includes attention deficit disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. In an Financial Times article entitled ‘Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalulia:… Read More Strengths associated with Neurodiversity in the workplace
The DTG have created new resources on: Explaining a mental health condition Speaking to employers about neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, Austism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s Syndrome) Reasonsable adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity These resources are written as handouts that students can use to improve their confidence and skills when speaking to employers. All resources… Read More New Resources for staff and students
As a last minute festive treat (!) in the vein of so many TV shows this time of year, I thought I’d give a bit of a roundup of some interesting articles from a range of publications and websites that you may (or may not) have spotted this year. So go grab a mulled wine… Read More What you might have missed in 2016…
Some of you may be interested in the following MOOC. The University of Derby has designed a free online short course to help raise awareness and encourage communication and education about these complex conditions. The course is also endorsed by the ADHD Foundation, is free and widely available for anyone to take part in regardless… Read More Ready to explore autism & ADHD with a free online course?
Happy New Year AGCAS Disability Task Group blog readers! First of all, apologies that we haven’t posted much to the blog recently. Blame the rigours of the autumn term and a bit of a rejig in membership. However one of our my resolutions is to remedy this with more regular posts in 2016… Thinking about… Read More New Year, new disability related blogs to follow?