What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term used to refer to the variation in the human brain with regards to social interaction, learning, attention, mood and other brain functions, and can cover a range of conditions. Recent studies suggest that 1 in 10 people in the UK are neurodivergent, meaning that organisations that fail to meet the needs of their neurodivergent staff, customers and service users are neglecting a significant demographic.

Why should you train employees in workplace neurodiversity?

All employers have a duty of care to ensure that employees are treated fairly and to provide a safe working environment. 

Training helps all staff understand how neurodiversity can impact people in the workplace, and how they can support staff with neurodiverse conditions. Neurdiverse staff can bring many strengths to the workplace, but they often face challenges at work and even well meaning colleagues can make mistakes in their interactions with them. Training all staff on neurodiversity in the workplace will help everyone be better informed on how to support neurodivergent staff and be aware of common pitfalls to avoid. For neurodiverse staff, training can help them know how to seek reasonable adjustments that will help them thrive at work.

Skill Boosters’ neurodiversity training course

With ‘diversity of thought’ now recognised as being key to innovation and creative problem-solving, employers who are able to attract and support neurodivergent employees can tap into a uniquely skilled talent pool who quite literally ‘think differently’. Skill Boosters’ neurodiversity course examines the nature of neurodiversity, the challenges neurodivergent people face and how organisations can support neurodivergent staff, customers and service users.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand common neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD
  • Understand key terms and vocabulary and learn how to discuss neurodiversity in a sensitive and inclusive way
  • Understand how to support neurodivergent people at work and be aware of the sort of adjustments they may need to do their jobs
  • For managers, gain an awareness of key issues when managing the performance of neurodivergent staff
  • Learn the benefits of recruiting from a neurodivergent talent pool


  • Engaging, video-based training
  • Features internationally renowned experts, compelling drama scenarios, poignant and moving lived-experiences
  • Optimised for use on a variety of devices
  • Compatible with all Learning management systems

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