Neurodiversity Hall of Fame

There is nothing more exciting than seeing companies, charities and other supporters who are actively embracing or promoting Neurodiversity.

Here are some that have caught my eye. Let us know if there is somewhere you think should be in the Hall of Fame.

Events

19 July 2018, Autism & Future Employment: Neurodiverse Talent in the Workplace

1 March 2018, #diverseMinds The Neurodiversity conference

Companies

The companies who are actively embracing Neurodiversity in the workplace.

Auticon
Auticon is an award-winning multi-national IT and compliance consulting business. All Auticon Consultants are on the autism spectrum.

Specialisterne
Specialisterne, which translates from Danish as “The Specialists”, is a socially innovative company where the majority of employees have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Employees work as business consultants on tasks such as software testing, programming and data entry for the public and private sectors.

GCHQ
GCHQ have launched a Neurodiversity service, and are committed to enabling employees with neurodiverse profiles to have successful careers within the department and to fostering a culture where differences are embraced and barriers to progression are overcome.

JP Morgan Chase
Their aspiration is to get to 300 people in their autism at work programme by 2020, focusing on 14 locations

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank have an internship programme, piloted in partnership with Autistica, and now in partnership with Ambitious about Autism. This offers a 3 month paid internship for recent graduates (<3 years) who are on the spectrum.

A write up of their initial intership is available online

Microsoft
They are on a journey to leverage the strength of their diverse workforce through greater inclusion

SAP
SAP's groundbreaking Autism at Work program, launched in May 2013, integrates people with autism into the workforce. They have a corporate goal to employ 650 colleagues on the autism spectrum by 2020.

EY
EY is helping diversify its talent pool, excite its workforce and drive innovation and productivity by hiring neurodiverse professionals.

Charities

Charities focused on helping individuals and organisations in the pursuit of Neurodiversity.

Dyslexia Adult Network
'DAN is an umbrella network for adults with dyslexia and other specific learning differences (SpLDs). They are passionate about campaigning to change mindsets and gain recognition for this hidden issue which affects 10 million people in the UK.

Dyslexic Advantage
Dyslexic Advantage shares resources & articles for dyslexia, dyslexic advantages, learning strategies and tips, help for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and more. Dyslexic Advantage is a non-profit charitable organization that seeks to transform the way dyslexia is understood by discovery, describing, and publicizing the essential strengths of the dyslexic mind.

Business Disability Forum
Dedicated to building disability-smart organisations.

Bipolar UK Employment Service
Offers a service supports individuals affected by bipolar who are experiencing issues in the workplace. Open to both employers and employees, their Employment Support offers practical support, training and resources.

Neurodiversity advocates

The people who are helping to give a public voice to the importance of Neurodiversity.

Steve Silberman
The author of Neurotribes, the Legacy of Autism and the future of Neurodiversity.

Agony Autie
An autistic woman creating autism awareness videos.

Consultancies

A list of consultancies that are able to support individuals and/ or organisations with neurodiversity initiatives.

Genius within
Passionate about developing talent and achieving success with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette Syndrome, Mental Health, and all neurodiverse conditions.

Uptimize
Uptimize helps organisations attract and leverage neurodiverse talent, through online video training.

Neurodivergent Consulting
Helps organisations to create new policies that work to attract and, increase tenure, of current and future neurodivergent employees.

In the media

Here are links to some of my favourite articles on Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity as a competitive advantage

Launching Neurodiversity at Your Company – Get the Benefits of Differently-abled Employees in Your Workplace