Thursday 2nd August 2018 | 12 – 1pm. This webinar will discuss some basic information about neurodiversity and what aspects need to be considered when developing contract solutions. It will provide an opportunity for shared discussion.
In recent times the term Neurodiversity has been used as a term encompassing 1 in 8 individuals in the general population, 1 in 4 in the unemployed and 1 in 3 in the prison population who may have some specific barriers to engaging in learning and gaining employment.
These include conditions such as ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Condition), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Developmental language disorders. The term ‘Hidden impairments’ have also been used as an umbrella term as the challenges may not always be obvious to others.
There is also increasing interest in the potential skills and talents that individuals can showcase if appropriately supported and reasonable adjustments made.
The significant numbers of people who are neurodiverse in prison, and in unemployed groups means that those developing solutions to improve outcomes can no longer ignore this significant group.
The webinar wlll be delivered by Amanda Kirby – Professor Kirby is unusual, as she is a GP, experienced researcher, clinician and also a parent of a neurodiverse adult with Dyslexia, DCD and ADHD). She has a unique perspective in understanding neurodiversity and co-occurrence and has worked in this field for nearly 30 years.