What is neurodiversity and what does the course cover?
The human race is very neuro-diverse, which is one of the things that make us such a wonderfully interesting species! What we also know is that some people – a lot of people in fact, undoubtedly including colleagues, friend, children, family members – will have an identifiable neuro-atypical condition, and this may sometimes require support. Conditions could include autism, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and OCD.
What will the course teach me?
Janine’s approach uses the social model, which says that while many people have impairments or differences, their disability is caused by society putting barriers in the way of their equal and independent participation in society. The course focuses on identifying barriers and then removing them, looking at several case studies of workers who experienced discrimination. Participants work together to create a list of changes that workplaces could make in order to be more accessible to workers who are neuro-divergent, as well as adjustments that could be made for individuals.
You will learn what the law says about discrimination and how we can use it.
For further information on this training, please watch our short video.
Due to the popularity of this course, and the fact that reps will be taking on the role of “Neurodiversity Champion” in the workplace, in addition to the standard application we are asking the question “Tell us in approximately 150 words why you wish to attend”
How to apply
Please make sure each application is fully completed and signed by a branch officer before submission. Completed applications should be emailed to Fiona Low - email@example.com