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Is Anxiety Neurodivergent?

Jun21
Featured image by Suzy Hazelwood, Pexels.com What does it mean to be neurodivergent? Image by Yan Krukov, Pexels.com Neurodivergence is when someone’s brain processes and/or behaves differently from what is considered “typical.” Neurodiverse people may also learn things differently from their neurotypical peers. Types of neurodivergence are as follows: Autism

Exceptional Individuals Announce New Executive Management Team

Jun13
Exceptional Individuals, the UK’s first employment agency for the neurodiverse community, is pleased to announce the confirmation of Ruth-Ellen Danquah and Danny Ireland as their new Chief Management Team.  Ruth-Ellen and Danny will guide the organisation in its mission to promote and support neurodivergent individuals within the employment space. They replace

What is Assistive Technology?

Jun10
Featured image by Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels.com What Are Some Examples of Assistive Technology? Assistive technology is any kind of device or software that can be used to support neurodiverse individuals. This can include anything from noise-cancelling headphones to more complex systems that provide real-time transcription of speech. Assistive technology can

Book Review: All Cats Are on the Autism Spectrum

Jun09
All photography in this post is by April Slocombe. Introduction All Cats Are on the Autism Spectrum (2021) is a book that Kathy Hoopman wrote. It is an updated version of All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome (2006) that Hoopman also wrote. In Hoopman’s note at the beginning of the book,

A man is holding a broom or mop handle and singing into it.

Stimming in Autism: What Are Vocal Stims?

May16
Featured image by RODNAE Productions, Pexels.com What is Stimming? Image by Karolina Grabowska, Pexels.com Stimming, also known as self-stimulatory behaviour, is behaviour that people with autism carry out. Examples of stimming include the following: Arm-flapping or hand-flapping Finger-flicking Rocking Jumping Spinning or twirling Head-banging Complex body movements Nail-biting Tapping an

How can I help my neurodiverse employees thrive?

Mar28
Featured Image by Fauxels, Pexels.com There are many benefits to hiring neurodiverse people, but like everyone, each neurodiverse person has different skills and support needs in order for them to thrive. Neurodiversity covers a whole range of conditions such as autism, dyspraxia, ADHD, and dyslexia. Everyone has unique qualities that

How Do You Interview Someone Who is Neurodivergent?

Mar22
Featured Image by MART PRODUCTION, Pexels.com Interviewing a neurodiverse candidate can be different from interviewing a neurotypical candidate. Find out about neurodiversity and tips on how to interview a neurodiverse person. What is a Neurodiverse Candidate? Image by August de Richelieu, Pexels.com A neurodiverse candidate is someone who has a

How Autism Affects Relationships: What to Expect

Mar09
Featured Image by Ba Tik, Pexels.com Relationships can be confusing and complex for people on the autism spectrum. Find out more about how autism can affect relationships and some top tips for being in a relationship with someone who has autism. What is Autism? Image by Tara Winstead, Pexels.com Autism

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