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Learn about Neurodiversity in the workplace

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coloured silhouettes of people facing different directions with their brains depicted with various images to show everyone is different

Did you know it is estimated that 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent. This means it is highly likely that you, or someone you work with, is contributing to the natural and often hidden neurodiversity within our workforce.

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Tourettes and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are just some of the terms you may have come across – but what does this mean for you as an individual, colleague, line manager and as a civil servant?

We all have different experiences and view life from different points of view. We also know that seeing it from someone else’s perspective helps us build understanding, confidence, resilience and appreciation of others and therefore build inclusion.

The session will offer practical knowledge and skills to apply in assisting colleagues. It will cover the challenges faced by neurodiverse colleagues in the workplace and will also celebrate the many benefits a different perspective can bring.

Anyone with an interest in neurodiversity or creating an inclusive workplace should attend this short session courtesy of HM Passport Office in Northern Ireland.

We hope there will be plenty to educate and stimulate.

When is this session taking place?

Date: Thursday 7 October

Time: 11:00 am to midday

How do I register to attend?

To book your place please register via Eventbrite

You must register using your Civil Service work email address and ensure you have permission from your line manager to attend.

The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. The Teams link to join will be sent to you before the event. If you are unable to access Microsoft Teams on a work device you may wish join using a personal device.

If you would like any further information on this event or if you would like to share work that your department is doing with the wider Civil Service please email the team  -

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  1. Comment by susan Guinivan posted on

    Already sold out

    • Replies to susan Guinivan>

      Comment by Heather Flanagan posted on

      Susan, we have had much greater interest than we first anticipated, please pop your name on the waiting list as we are in talks with HM Passport Office - Northern Ireland to arrange further dates.

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        Comment by Hayley Wright posted on

        Hi Heather, I would also be interested in this event. Where do I find the waiting list?


  2. Comment by Sharon Gray posted on

    Hi I'd also like to be added to the waiting list. Please let me know where I can find it.