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Updated on 27th July 2022.
If you answered yes to any of the above, you could be neurodivergent.
If you think you are neurodivergent, the following tips could help you:
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The Exceptional Individuals website has quizzes for the following types of neurodivergence. Please note that you should only use these neurodiversity quizzes as indicators of neurodivergence, not formal diagnoses.
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Please visit the following websites to find out how to get a formal diagnosis of a neurodivergent condition:
The National Autistic Society’s Guide to Getting a Diagnosis for Adults
April from Exceptional Individuals has made this visual guide on getting a diagnosis of autism:
Simply Wellbeing’s Adult ADHD diagnosis in the UK
Dyspraxia Foundation’s Advice for Adults – Do you think you have dyspraxia?
British Dyslexia Association’s Diagnostic Assessments
The Dyscalculia Information Centre’s Dyscalculia in adults
Healthline’s What is Dysgraphia?
Kent-Teach’.com’s Do you have Irlen Syndrome?
Hyperlexia UK’s Getting a diagnosis
The NHS website also has web pages on how to get diagnosed with some of the aforementioned neurodivergent conditions.
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If you are diagnosed with any form of neurodiversity, informing your friends, family and colleagues about it can help them understand your condition.
If you disclose your diagnosis to your manager or supervisor at work, they should be able to put reasonable adjustments in place and support you with your duties.
You can also book a workplace needs assessment with Exceptional Individuals.
The website Adjust has a list of Neurodiversity Training courses. They range from hour-long lunchtime courses to half-day courses. Adjust can also provide you with workplace consultancies. To find out more, please visit this webpage.
Nat Hawley, our Head of Community, has hosted a webinar that determines if people are neurodiverse. The webinar covers various types of neurodiversity such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, hyperlexia, OCD, Tourette’s syndrome and Meares-Irlen syndrome. This webinar is not intended to diagnose neurodiversity. Only a medical professional can make a diagnosis.