Acas has released new guidance to help organisations understand and better support neurodiversity – the different ways the brain can work and interpret information – in the workplace, thereby making work more inclusive and help to address disability issues. Acas point out that it is estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently. Neurodivergence can include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Being neurodivergent will usually amount to a disability meaning employers may have to consider making reasonable adjustments to remove or minimise any disadvantage which a neurodivergent employee is experiencing.
Acas release guidance on Neurodiversity in the workplace
Article by: Makbool Javaid |