Workplace Session Highlights

There has never been a more important time for managers and HR professionals in business to consider what the workplace can do for neurodivergent people, and what they can do for the workplace.

These are just some of the sessions we have in store. Join us for these highly valuable, thought-provoking sessions full of actionable tips you can take back to your workplace.

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ADHD & Me

Monday 13th, March

Speaker: Rory Bremner Scottish comedian, political satirist, TV personalityRory Bremner the UK’s top satirical impressionist, and a successful writer and performer. In this live “Big talk”, he describes how having ADHD has shaped his life & work. Diagnosed late in life, Rory has become a formidable neurodiversity advocate.

Routines for Happiness

Monday 13th, March

Learn more about the daily lives of carers and the people they care for, and gain insights about how to care for the carers.

Sleep Routines and Intellectual Disability: Dr Lindsay Mizen (Patrick Wild Centre University of Edinburgh) a consultant psychiatrist and clinical academic, with a learning disability specialism, will showcase cutting edge research and practice information about sleep routines for people with an intellectual disability.

A Day in the Life of an Autistic Parent and Carer: Adam Murphy (father and award-winning full-time carer and Twitter superstar) honest, rich and witty insights into daily life with an adult autistic son who needs plenty of care and supervision.

 

Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

Monday 13th, March

Nancy Doyle (Birkbeck College USA and Genius Within). This “big talk” entitled “Where we’ve Been & Where We’re Going” is a pre-recorded session drawing on a wealth of practical expertise, which examines the latest research to identify reasonable adjustments towards a flourishing and productive neurodiverse workforce.

Girls & Women with ADHD and Autism

Tuesday 14th, March

Lotta Borg Skoglund (Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Uppsala University, Sweden) presents a live “big talk” session that will examine why girls and women with ADHD and Autism have so often been overlooked – leading to dramatic increases in diagnosis in later life – and what can be done to correct that pattern.

Creative Careers

Monday 13th, March

An encouraging session in which we hear practical and inspiring accounts of neurodivergent success at work from two speakers from very different occupations. 

Lotta Borg Skoglund is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Uppsala University, Sweden who will speak on “ADHD in the Workplace”, examining how people with ADHD can be supported to thrive at work.

Charlotte Garnett is a jewellery designer with a specialty in ‘Anti-Anxiety jewellery’. “Handling It” is an inspirational account of a creative entrepreneur using her personal experience to drive a unique and successful business.

Diversity in Neurodiversity

Monday 13th, March

Gain insights into how neurodiversity can be understood alongside other socio political phenomena and where this idea sits within a general equality diversity and inclusion framework

Dr Nick Walker, one of the world-leading thinkers on Neurodiversity, is Professor of  Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA. She will discuss the concept of neuroqueering, drawing parallels between the neurodiversity movement, and other rights-based social justice movements.  

Our second talk (speaker to be announced) will consider neurodiversity from a global perspective, considering how the idea changes across cultures. 

Quality in Services: A Career Perspective

Monday 13th, March

Valuable insights from clinical research; personal and professional perspectives on the concept of “high quality” service provision for people with a learning disability.

You’ll Never Acheive Anything: Ciara Lawrence (Big Engagement lead at Mencap) pushes back. Having built a tremendously successful career, this award-winning disability advocate will investigate the contrast between what she has achieved and what was expected of her, reflecting on what that means for our idea of “high quality” services and workplaces

The Concept of High Quality Services in Health and Social Care: the Patrick Wild Centre share a clinical and academic perspective, with insights from research and practice. Further details to follow.