In our last part of the Social Impact Report, we look at how we are engaging in and changing the neurodiverse conversation through our engagement with the media and through our online presence, as well as working with employers and our community to improve neurodiversity. Our work here focuses on creating change in the broader societal, legal and political arenas in which our activities take place.
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We have engaged with plenty of media outlets since June 2018, featuring on a number of media platforms, such as BBC Radio, BBC London, and London Live. We do this to try and spread awareness of and recognition for neurodiversity, to help grow the movement as a whole. Check out some of our news coverage below:
We don’t just spread the message of neurodiversity through the media, we also have a series of quizzes which help people discover whether they may have neurodivergence themselves. These use simple, non-medical language to educate people on common traits of neurodivergent people, and help them to understand whether they may have that neurodivergence or not.
We do this to help people who may be unsure as to whether they have dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism etc. and provide them with some support in getting themselves diagnosed. At the end of each quiz, we signpost our services so that people can get in touch and ask more questions if required. The surveys are also anonymous so can be a good first step for someone to understand their mind better, without the pressure of seeing a medical professional.
Over 1722 people have used our online services to find out if they have signs of neurodivergence.
At Exceptional Individuals, we also see using Social Media as a key outlet to spread a positive message about neurodivergence, and everything our neurodiverse community can offer employers. We also use it to publicise our activities, job opportunities and support blogs. We use it to create a real and strong online neurodiverse community, that is growing day-by-day.
Over 3,000 people make up our online community.
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You can now download the full Social Impact Report using the link below! Thanks for reading about our Social Impact, we hope you enjoyed the series of blog posts over the last couple of months!