The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on dyslexia & neurodivergence will be investigating the barriers to employment and identify recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people (ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Asperger’s). Their aim is to find out how recruitment and probation processes might be improved and highlight good practice in these areas.
The information will help inform the creation of a report with the intention of providing recommendations to the Government to remove barriers to employment and identify recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people. The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. People who identify with the traits related to neurodivergence, represent the highest percentage of adults who are disabled. This Commission is vital in order to represent the issues for this community, as well as revealing their intellect, value and strengths within the workplace.
Intended outcomes of the Commission
- To close the dyslexic and neurodivergent employment gap
- To demonstrate barriers to recruitment
- To consider how dyslexic and neurodivergent people deal with disclosure
- To profile a set of good practice case studies
- To outline a series of recommendations on policy, law and practice
- To feed into the government’s stated aim of Halving the Disability Employment Gap
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On another note it’s great to see another organisation using the term Neurodivergent as an adjective rather than “neurodiverse”.