Our Autism Centre takes the lead on all research, training and outreach activities related to Neurodiversity and Inclusion.

Our expert consultants are available to deliver seminars, workshops, and Train the Trainer (ToT) courses for HR staff and managers on how to build policy and practice in this specialised area and meet the NICE Kitemark for Employers criteria. This award signifies a high standard of achievement by employers who embrace, embody and lead the way in supporting individuals with neurodivergent profiles.

This initiative also has links to our Level 5 Diploma in Autism Awareness for Managers & Practitioners. Students from this course are encouraged to partner with this initiative in their project fieldwork and case study findings, and consult for the initiative on graduation where opportunities allow.

For more information on this initiative, please read on or contact: research@ppnetwork.org

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Neurodiversity & Inclusion

Positive organisational cultures are also spaces where people who may not fit the “norm” feel included and respected. These include learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, and neurodiverse backgrounds such as those on the autism spectrum.

People with these backgrounds may require further support in belonging. But where do managers and directors begin having these conversations in a respectful and inclusive way, particularly if they have not had the experience of belonging to a vulnerable group or group that differs from the social norm?

We offer 4 levels of engagement on this topic, including:

  1. Lunchtime talks (online) on Diversity & Inclusion (45 minutes)
  2. Workshops on Diversity & Inclusion (3 hours)
  3. Level 3 Train the Trainer (ToT) Neurodiversity & Inclusion (3 days + online learning)
  4. Coaching and consulting to help build relevant organisational capacity

Examples of topics covered by the talks, workshops, ToT course and coaching/consulting process include:

  1. Defining key terms and policies in diversity and inclusion
  2. Neurodiversity and the autism spectrum
  3. Learning difficulties at work and working with them
  4. Inclusive strategies for people on the margins

To arrange a Neurodiversity & Inclusion event at your workplace, please contact us at: training@ppnetwork.org