Quick reference resources

1. introduction to neurodiversity – a quick reference resource

Preview: “Neurodiversity is a collective term that refers to the diverse abilities of all people and the unique variations in cognitive functioning that exist across the human population. Neurodiversity embraces the idea that neurodivergent conditions represent natural differences in human brain functioning, rather than a deviation from the norm, that do not need to be ‘fixed’ or ‘corrected’. As an extension of this, the neurodiversity movement recognises and celebrates different ways of thinking, perceiving, and experiencing the world.”

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2. autism – a quick reference resource

Preview: “Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that impacts how someone experiences and interacts with their environment. In Ireland, it’s estimated that 1-2% of the population is autistic, though this figure is believed to be significantly higher. With a total population of 5.09 million in the Republic of Ireland, this suggests that 1 in 65 people are autistic, excluding those who are undiagnosed.”

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3. ADHD – a quick reference resource

Preview: “ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterised by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity which can significantly impact an individual’s ability to manage personal, work or life events.”

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4. dyslexia – a quick reference resource

Preview: “Dyslexia is a neurodivergent condition that impacts how someone perceives visual or auditory information. This can lead to difficulties with reading, writing and spelling, but can also affect aspects of information-processing, concentration and attention.”

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5. dyspraxia – a quick reference resource

Preview: Dyspraxia is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects the way the brain processes and transmits information. This results in differences in gross and fine motor skills, physical coordination, posture, balance and spatial awareness.

It is a form of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). While DCD refers to the umbrella term for motor coordination difficulties, dyspraxia specifically refers to challenges around planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations.”

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6. formatting guidelines – a quick reference resource

Preview: “No matter what form your communications take, it is important to share information in a clear, concise, and direct manner to support a diverse audience. For example, some common challenges that neurodivergent individuals may face include:

• Processing complex sentence structures
• Focusing for extended periods of time
• Decoding communication nuances
• Challenges in phonological processing and working memory

Inclusive communication is about sharing ideas in a way that recognises and accommodates different people’s communication preferences. By varying the format of your communications, you can help to support individuals who process information differently.”

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7. supporting disclosure at work – a quick reference resource

Preview: “The term disclosure in the context of neuroinclusion refers to revealing one’s neurodivergent condition to others to foster understanding, accommodation, and support.”

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8. guidance for managers – a quick reference resource

Preview: “A neuroinclusive manager sets the tone for a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. By embracing neuroinclusion, teams can gain access to a wealth of diverse perspectives, innovative thinking, and unique problem-solving approaches. This fosters a collaborative environment where every team member feels valued and understood, leading to enhanced team dynamics and increased productivity. A neuroinclusive approach contributes to higher employee satisfaction and retention rates, as well as a positive reputation for the manager as having strong team management and leadership skills.”

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9. guidance for colleagues – a quick reference resource

Preview: “Embracing neuroinclusion as a colleague can significantly benefit both individuals and the team. By cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives are not just tolerated but actively supported, welcomed, and understood we unlock a wealth of innovative ideas and problem-solving approaches.

Neuroinclusive colleagues foster a culture of collaboration and mutual respect, where everyone’s strengths are utilised to their fullest potential. By supporting to bring the best out in people, we don’t just lead to better team dynamics and productivity; it also enhances full team satisfaction and ultimately contributes to a positive reputation for the entire team.”

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10. self advocacy – a quick reference resource

Preview: “Self-advocacy is the ability to speak up for oneself and advocate for one’s needs and rights. Self-advocacy is an essential skill for neurodivergent individuals as it enables you to navigate professional environments that may not always be fully inclusive and accommodating of your unique strengths and needs.

This resource aims to empower neurodivergent individuals through self-advocacy, fostering independence, understanding, and inclusivity.”

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11. navigating diagnosis – a quick reference resource

Preview: “Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that impacts how someone experiences and interacts with their environment. In Ireland, it’s estimated that 1-2% of the population is autistic, though this figure is believed to be significantly higher. With a total population of 5.09 million in the Republic of Ireland, this suggests that 1 in 65 people are autistic, excluding those who are undiagnosed.”

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an introduction to neurodiversity by Aoife Dooley

Preview: “Neurodiversity acknowledges the inherent variation in human neurological traits, which cannot be altered, making it essential for organisations to embrace inclusivity due to the societal and commercial benefits it brings.”

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Autism is not a processing error,
it's a different operating system.

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