GCL Training: Neurodiversity 101

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It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK, nearly 15% of the population, are neurodiverse although it is not always the case that people who have a neurodiverse profile know they have one.
Neurodiversity is still a relatively recent concept covering a range of neurological conditions or labels including Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Developmental Language Disorder. This course provides delegates with an awareness of what a neurodiverse diagnosis or profiles consist of, what they mean and how an inclusive approach can be taken to enable and empower neurodiverse leaders, colleagues, customers and visitors.

Who should attend?

Anyone in any organisation with potential colleagues, visitors or customers with neurodiversity.

Course overview

During this workshop participants will discover:

  • What neurodiversity means and what neurodiversity is not.
  • An understanding of the challenges and talents associated with individual neurodiverse conditions including:
    • Dyslexia
    • Dyspraxia / DCD
    • ADHD
    • Autism
    • Dyscalculia
    • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
    • Dysgraphia
  • What neurodiverse inclusion looks like.
  • How a confident approach can enable and empower neurodiverse colleagues and customers.
  • How to create neurodiverse policies, practice or procedure.
  • How to make written content accessible to a neurodiverse audience.
  • What inclusive practice looks like.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course delegates will have:-

  • An understanding of what neurodiversity means alongside confidence in neurodiverse inclusion.
  • An overview of the Equality Act 2010 and of the social model of disability and how it relates to neurodiversity.
  • An understanding of the differences and similarities with different neurodiverse profiles.
  • Greater confidence in inclusive practice with neurodiverse colleagues, customers and visitors.

Our training style

A live, interactive, engaging virtual and visual programme that replicates as far as possible, the face-to-face learning environment.

Quality assurance and accreditation

This training is ISO 9001 quality assured and CPD accredited.
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Accredited CPD Provider

What our delegates say

"The training taught me that adaptations that help those with neurodiverse profiles often help neurotypical people too- everyone wins!"

"The main take away from the training was a better understanding of neurodiversity and myself!"

100% of delegates would recommend this session to a friend - Media Molecule.

The pre-material is available online in all formats, but alternative format material can be provided on request. If helpful, participants can confidentially contact the presenter to give any indications about the neurodiverse challenges and opportunities from their neurodiverse perspective.

About the trainer

All GCL trainers have at least 10 years' experience supporting organisations to devise, develop and implement their equality, diversity, and inclusion strategies with a focus on supporting positive change management, adding value and ensuring sustainability.