Event Summary

It is estimated that 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, more than 15% of the UK workforce*. Neurodivergent people face major disparities and barriers to employment across Scotland, for example, the employment rate for autistic adults, is 16%**.

The Scottish Government have recently reaffirmed their commitment to delivering the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill tackling the inequalities faced by neurodivergent people.

Against this backdrop, it is important for employers, regardless of sector, to strengthen their approach to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging so everyone can thrive.

Join Holyrood Insight’s Neurodiversity in the Workplace Conference to learn from organisations from Scotland that are leading the way in integrating and harnessing the potential of neurodivergent employees and creating neuroinclusive workplaces.

What is neurodiversity and why does it matter? Neurodiversity can include autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette’s syndrome. You will learn about neurodiversity and better understand workplace barriers faced by neurodivergent people.

How can leaders best support their neurodivergent colleagues? We will spotlight the importance of inclusive leadership and discuss how to create a wellbeing culture and psychological safety in your workplace.

Learn from best practice employers who have created working environments where neurodivergent employees can thrive and be their authentic selves.

Join us in Central Edinburgh for this full-day conference to learn from leading organisations, network with colleagues, and to learn and ask questions in a safe space. Strengthen your approach to neurodiversity inclusion in your workplace.

* The Donaldson Trust

**The Scottish Parliament, April 2023

Key points

  • Enabling neurodivergent employees to work to their strengths
  • Priorities for the Learning Disability, Autism and Neurodiversity Bill
  • Outlining your legal responsibilities in supporting neurodivergent employees
  • How can we make recruitment processes more accessible for neurodivergent people?
  • Demystifying neurodivergence and creating open forums for discussion in the workplace
  • Changing the narrative to focus on talents and strengths

Benefits of attending

  • Face-to-face networking opportunities with leading organisations from across Scotland
  • 6 hours of CPD certified content
  • Hear directly people who are neurodivergent
  • Learn from best practice employers