Supporting Neurodiversity at Work

Download this factsheet to explore the actions that can be taken in the workplace to support neurodiverse people.

This factsheet aims to raise awareness of the barriers faced by neurodiverse people, set out the business case for employers to develop targeted interventions that support neurodiversity in the workplace, and inspire action by providing examples of existing best practice. 

Neurodiversity refers to the different ways that the brain functions, learns and processes information. Most people are neurotypical, meaning that their brain processes information in the way that society expects.   

Between 15 to 20% of people are neurodiverse, in real terms, this is between 10 million to 13.5 million people*. Although awareness of neurodiversity has increased in recent years, many employers are not keeping pace. Neurodiverse people are much less likely to be employed than neurotypical people and many neurodiverse people who are working are not in mainstream employment**.

Business in the Community’s work on diversity and inclusion.

Business in the Community (BITC) is working to ensure all employees feel they belong, have a voice, are valued and are able to be their true selves. We have three diversity and inclusion strands; age, gender equality and race equality. 

We support organisations to achieve a gender-balanced workforce where employers recruit and progress the best talent, irrespective of gender. 

For over 25 years BITC has been campaigning to ensure ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels 
BITC diversity and inclusion advisory service has years of experience in creating lasting change. We are passionate about increasing levels of diversity and inclusion within organisations of all sectors and sizes. Our advisers understand the challenges you face and will support you to create workplaces where everyone can thrive.

Diversity and inclusion is part of BITC’s Responsible Business Map.

Next step: contact Business in the Community’s Advisory Service Team

BITC diversity and inclusion advisory service has years of experience in creating lasting change. 
We are passionate about increasing levels of diversity and inclusion within organisations of all sectors and sizes. Our advisers understand the challenges you face and will support you to create workplaces where everyone can thrive. 
Contact our Advisory Service Team to find out more.

References

*  British Dyslexia Association (2022), Neurodiversity in Business, 21 March.
** Badenoch & Clark (2021), Neurodiversity: Essential for the Future of Work.