Event Summary

Following the success of the Neurodiversity conference in London with over 150 attendees, Westminster Insight’s next Neurodiversity in the Workplace event will take place on Friday 26th April 2024 in Manchester.

Over 15% of the population in the UK are neurodivergent, representing a large proportion of the workforce.

Yet the neurodivergent talent pool remains an untapped resource for workforces with studies showing that teams including neurodivergent professionals can be up to 30% more productive. Neurodivergent people, including those with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, often possess additional skills in deep focus, creativity, innovation, and lateral thinking.

According to the National Autistic Society, only 16% of autistic adults are in full-time employment, and many feel misunderstood and not heard by their employers. Neurodiverse inclusion in the workplace fosters a sense of belonging for all employees, regardless of their neurological differences. It is crucial for organisations to create inclusive workplaces and enable neurodivergent individuals to achieve their full potential.

This event will explore how to recruit, hire, retain and advance neurodivergent employees. Organisations that support neurodivergent employees not only attract top talent but also experience reduced staff turnover, improved employee engagement, and heightened job satisfaction.

Chaired by Sam Booth, Chief Executive, pro-manchester, join our popular Conference for expert guidance on strategies, policies and practices that prioritise inclusion, wellbeing and support. Embrace neuro-inclusion in your organisation to unleash long-term benefits and enable your teams to thrive.

Spaces are limited so we recommend early booking. We look forward to bringing you the programme and speaker line-up shortly.

Key Points

  • Learn more about the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace.
  • Develop your understanding of the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals at work.
  • Discover best practice for creating a neurodiverse-friendly work environment.
  • Gain appreciation of the unique strengths and perspectives that neurodivergent individuals bring to the workplace.
  • Improve your empathy and understanding in the workplace, building stronger and more supportive workplace cultures.
  • Hear from like-minded businesses based in the Northwest and find out how local organisations have been making positive change.
  • Hear preliminary findings into neurodiversity and inclusivity from joint research between the University of London’s Research Centre for Neurodiversity at Work and Neurodiversity in Business (NiB).
  • Understand how to support the entire workforce to become more neuro-inclusive and facilitate allyship, including neurotypical managers, recruitment teams, support systems.