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Meet the Great minds Panel 2022

Aug25
What are the links between creativity, business and neurodiversity? At Great Minds Think Different 2022 we want to explore the links between creativity, neurodiversity and business. We have an amazing panel with speakers who each approach the issue in a new and creative way, taking us on a journey through

Characteristics & Traits of a Diverse Workplace

Jul13
Featured image by Ivan Samkov, Pexels.com A diverse workplace has many benefits. Not only does it include people from varying backgrounds, but it also gives them the opportunity to be more innovative, collaborate more effectively, improve team performance, and increase productivity. Find out more about what workplace diversity is, its

What is Hypersensitivity in Autism?

Jul05
Featured image by Kei Scampa, Pexels.com People with autism can find it difficult to process everyday sensory information. This is especially true if they have hypersensitivity. Find out more about what hypersensitivity is, how it affects those with autism and what you can do to support them. What is hypersensitivity?

Is Anxiety Neurodivergent?

Jun21
Featured image by Suzy Hazelwood, Pexels.com Blog post updated on 27th July 2022. 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.

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 Blog post updated on 27th July 2022. 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

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