Neurodiversity in the workplace

What does neurodiversity mean?

Neurodiversity represents how we think, and how we act on our thoughts. All of us, with our own unique view of the world.

It’s estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK population is neurodivergent.

These people have a brain that works very differently from a neurotypical brain.

  • A neurodivergent person’s brain functions in one or more ways that differ from a typical person. For example, neurodivergent people may be diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or dyspraxia. 
  • In the past these conditions were viewed as “problems” that needed fixing. But neurodiversity focuses on a more appropriate way of celebrating, respecting, and handling these conditions.
  • The qualities and traits that are created by neurodiversity vary from exceptional perceptions of the world to high abilities with computer software, to enhanced creativity.

What does it have to do with your workplace?

Neurodivergent people and their needs are often ignored at work. This is usually due to a lack of awareness.

But imagine having the knowledge and confidence to support and enable neurodivergent individuals to thrive.

You’re creating a truly inclusive workplace.

  • It’s estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodiverse. People would previously mistake these divergences as “laziness”.
  • Neurodiverse people are at an increased risk of suffering from mental illness and poor well-being. This can be due to a lack of support or recognition, both socially and in the workplace.
  • Some neurodiverse people can thrive in the workplace and build resilience to the difficulties they might face. But for others, working can be a struggle, and they may be battling depression, stress, and bullying.

How can you achieve this inclusive working environment?

Quite simply – more understanding and support.

And the best way to achieve this is through specialist training that we provide. Training that’s tailored to your company, and tailored to unlocking the potential that lies within every neurodivergent individual.

Who are Thrive: Neurodiversity in the Workplace?

Thrive are the awarding body and leading training provider of neurodiversity awareness training in the workplace.

All our Neurodiversity in the Workplace training sessions have independent CPD accreditation.

This means they’re professionally created to achieve the right learning outcomes for you.

For your colleagues, this means they’re receiving accredited training and learning to boost their professional lives, which will help in their personal lives too.

For your business, it means recognition and reputation as an organisation that supports colleagues through effective and comprehensive training.

Thrive: Neurodiversity in the Workplace fully interactive training sessions can be conducted either in person at your workplace or online via webinars (Champion and Managers courses; the Aware course is only offered online).


Contact our neurodiversity team to find out more