Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

17th October 2019 | Central London

With the business case for diversity in the workplace now universally recognised, employers hoping to achieve true inclusivity cannot exclude such a significant demographic as the neurodiverse. This includes members of the population who live with forms of largely innate neurodivergence, such as autism, ADHD or dyslexia. A lack of understanding has left a significant proportion of recruitment processes and workplaces being designed only with neurotypicals in mind, however, studies show that likely more than 10% of the population is considered neurodivergent, with this figure likely to increase.

The Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace event in partnership with the British Association for Supported Employment will enable delegates to learn about simple changes that can be made to their workplaces in order to create a truly inclusive company culture, and boost the productivity of this growing demographic.


Key Speakers: 

  • Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon Ltd
  • Richmal Maybank, Employer Engagement Manager, The National Autistic Society
  • Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust
  • Pam Loch, Managing Director, Loch Employment Law
  • Adrian Edwards, Autism Advocate
  • Zach Adams, Co- Chair, NHS E/I Disability Network


Why attend? 

  • Learn how to boost staff engagement in your organisation 
  • Bring new, innovative ideas back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in neurodiversity
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues


Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.


Dates and Locations

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace | Central London | 17th October 2019

 Register now 


For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone

0207 593 5739





Chair's opening remarks

Maria Tonks, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist


Keynote address- What is neurodiversity and why does it matter? 

Kirsty Cook, Lead Job Coach, Auticon Ltd


Networking break


Developing a neurodiverse workforce

  • Creating an inclusive recruitment process 
  • Common neurodivergent thinking styles and how to benefit from them 
  • Avoiding the challenges regularly faced by neurodivergent individuals 
  • Making your people management approach neurodiversity smart
  • Learning your legal obligations to support your neurodiverse staff as per the Equality Act 

Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust

Pam Loch, Managing Director, Loch Employment Law


A personal journey: an experience of employment from a neurodivergent perspective

Nick Mckeown, Risk and Compliance (GRC), HMRC




Best practice case studies

  • The social model of disability and how to challenge the stigma in your workplace
  • Updating your company culture to promote and include all thinking styles
  • Increasing the productivity of your neurodiverse workforce

Richmal Maybank, Employer Engagement Manager, The National Autistic Society

Adrian Edwards, Autism Advocate

Zach Adams, Co- Chair, NHS E/I Disability Network and Sue Denmark, Coorporate Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, NHS Improvement


Chair's closing remarks 

Maria Tonks, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist


Event end