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7 Things ADHD’s Wished You Knew

ADHD is what makes some children unable to settle for more than 30 seconds and run around in a hyperactive frenzy the whole time, right? Well, no. That’s not right at all. What is ADHD? ADHD Australia  provides a useful definition, ADHD refers to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a complex neuro-developmental disorder which affects a...

Beyond the buzzword. What does Neurodiversity mean for business?

Neurodiversity = Neurology + Diversity The Australian sociologist, Judy Singer, coined the term Neurodiversity in the late ’90s. Singer described an inherent range in how the human mind functions regarding the functional processing of information, emotions and thoughts (Honeybourne 2020, p. 13). The term “neurodiversity” refers to the various mental models that persist in a population as...

The 101 of how not to manage Autistic employees

Leadership, you need to know this. If you don’t believe you have hidden neurodiverse employees on staff, the chances are that you do. Neurodiversity and tapping into this resource is a hot topic. According to research, neurodiversity in the general population is between 30% to 40%. With the amount of literature online about autism and neurodiversity specifically...

Autism and job interviews. What’s going wrong?

Autism and Job Interviews Huge numbers of autistic adults who are willing and able to work are unemployed. They have skills and talents which would be valuable to employers, and they want to work. What is going wrong? The answer is complex, and many factors are almost certainly involved, but one major problem for many...