Neurodivergent people are fantastically unique, with their own abilities and superpowers. Supported in the right way, these abilities can relish in brilliance or even border genius, but unsupported, their abilities can fail to shine.
Neurodiversity affects an estimated 1 in 7 people, with the rates of diagnosis on the rise. However, neurodivergent people are still under-represented in employment. Research tells us many face barriers in employers’ understanding of neurodiversity and are not fully supported in the workplace. This means neurodivergent people are less likely to apply to open positions and employers are missing out on reaching a truly diverse workforce and benefitting from the value of neurodivergent and specialist thinking.
Globally, many people with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities, are under-represented in the workforce, more so than any other disability group.