DEI (Diversity, Equality, Inclusion) → Neurodiversity

Introduction to Neurodiversity (NDI01)

It’s predicted that at least 15% of the world's population are neurodivergent. That means a significant number of your colleagues are, too. Neurodivergent people experience and process things in different ways to their neurotypical peers. Neurodivergence is part of the natural diversity present in humans.

Truly inclusive workplaces make sure everyone is empowered to contribute fully and feels safe and welcome. Understanding the difference between neurodivergent and neurotypical people will help you relate to your colleagues. So will recognizing the traits associated with some common forms of neurodivergence. Reasonable adjustments can make all the difference to neurodivergent employees in the workplace. Understanding why that is, will help you to be a better ally to your colleagues, too.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Explain what the terms neurodivergent and neurotypical mean, to develop your understanding and that of your colleagues
• Recognize some of the traits associated with ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia to increase your understanding of neurodivergence
• Define the importance of reasonable adjustments, so you can contribute to the creation of a fair and inclusive workplace for all

Why take this course?

Neurodiversity is a natural part of being human. That’s why everyone can benefit from learning more about it. This course will explain what neurodivergence is. It’ll help you recognize some traits associated with common forms of neurodivergence. And it’ll show you the importance of reasonable adjustments to the creation of an inclusive workplace.

10 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • Introduction to Neurodiversity
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed