Neurodiversity in the workplace

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Edwards, E. Neurodiversity in the workplace. Royal College of Midwives.
TitleNeurodiversity in the workplace
AuthorsEdwards, E.
ContributorsJohnson, S. (Project member), Porter, N. (Project member) and Rayner, S. (Project member)
Description

Stigma associated with neurodivergence and negative connotations in diagnostic and medical literature with use of terms like disorder and disability, focussing on deficits rather than strengths, causes many neurodivergent adults to hide their neurodivergence or develop coping mechanisms, such as masking their differences, creating another barrier to accessing support to enable equitable employment.

Neurominorities have long paid the price of a lack of understanding and consideration of their experiences and needs, leading to a huge impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. Changes need to be made to remove disabling barriers in the workplace and this module addresses practical ways to support neurodivergent staff and students.

Sustainable Development Goals4 Quality education
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
PublisherRoyal College of Midwives
Publication dates
Online01 Mar 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted03 Oct 2022
Deposited02 Oct 2023
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://www.ilearn.rcm.org.uk/course/info.php?id=1214#:~:text=Stigma%20associated%20with%20neurodivergence%20and,mechanisms%2C%20such%20as%20masking%20their
LanguageEnglish
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