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Neurodiversity in the workplace

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Neurodiversity in the workplace

It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK (more than 15% of the population) are neurodivergent. This means that their brain functions, learns and processes differently to those of us that are neurotypical.

Neurodiversity was first coined by Psychologist Judy Singer and refers to the natural differences between people and is used to describe people with varying characteristics and behaviours of neurodevelopmental conditions alongside the ‘neurotypical’ majority. Singer sees human beings as having differences in the way their brains function, interacting with other cultural and genetic differences.

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