Neurodiversity at work: It takes all kinds of minds

Neurodiversity is all about understanding that people’s brains are different. We all think and learn differently, have different attention spans and experience different moods - and that is completely normal.

Sometimes these differences are given labels. You might be familiar with some of them, like ADHD/ADD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism or Tourette’s syndrome. They're all different, but have one similarity: they affect some, but not all, thinking skills.

Understanding neurodiversity means recognising and respecting these differences – just like we notice differences in hair, eye or skin colour, but respect each other equally. It also means understanding that neurodiversity can bring huge benefits to those with learning and thinking differences and to the people around them.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week falls between the 16th and 20th of March, 2020.

To celebrate, we've brought together a collection of some of our favourite and most fabulous job profiles, all showcasing neurodiverse individuals rocking their day-to-day jobs.

Read through these job profiles below and get ready to be inspired!

Megan: drama facilitator
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Paddy: deputy master carpenter
Dara: naturalist and author
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Jemma: dental nurse assistant
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Ed: advertising business owner
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Aisha: theatre usher
Elliot: cleaner
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Lia: crèche assistant