Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace
Unlock the potential of a neurodiverse workforce
At Thrive Law, we are devoted to championing neurodiversity as a crucial means of achieving workplace inclusion.
We deliver training that educates c-suite executives, managers and teams on the importance of neurodiversity and strategies for support and integration.
We also consult on strategy, adjustment, recruitment, policies and neuro-inclusion so that you can fully integrate neurodiversity into your ED&I programme.
What Is neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity in the workplace refers to the understanding and embracing of individual differences in brain function and behavioural traits as a natural variation within the human population.
Research indicates that around 15 to 20 percent of the population is neurodiverse.
Did you know?
People with autism spectrum disorders are more suited to perform thorough and attentive work.
Because they prefer routine to novelty and exhibit steady focus and repetitive behaviour patterns.
The term encompasses a range of neurological variations, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other cognitive differences.
By recognising these variations, a workplace can harness the unique strengths and talents that neurodivergent individuals contribute.
Building an inclusive culture leads to innovation and neurodiverse teams bring varying perspectives that can catalyse creativity and problem-solving.
Did you know?
People with dyslexia tend to have out-of-the-box thinking.
They process information visually and are good at finding hidden connections, making them ideal to discover patterns and trends in data.
Why neurodiversity matters in your business
Neurodivergent individuals often excel in areas such as pattern recognition, memory, or mathematics—skills that are increasingly in demand.
A neurodiverse workforce can provide your business with a competitive edge through unique insights and approaches to business challenges.
It also aligns with ethical practices and corporate social responsibility, creating an equitable environment for all employees.
Did you know?
People with ADHD tend to be more creative compared to their peers.
They also work well under pressure, are very proactive and adjust to change well. Hyperfocusing on subjects interesting to them also bears fruit.
Our role in promoting neurodiversity
At Thrive Law, we deliver training programmes that educate c-suite executives, managers and teams on the importance of neurodiversity and strategies for support and integration.
Our neurodiversity training sessions, for leaders, managers and teams, can cover:
Jodie Hill’s personal journey
Jodie shares her experience of establishing a law firm and receiving an ADHD diagnosis later in life.
Explores the concept of neurodiversity and the spectrum of conditions, including ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and others.
Discusses the preferred and respectful language when addressing neurodiversity in the workplace.
What it means to create a neuro-inclusive environment, recognising various neural configurations as a valuable aspect of human diversity.
Supporting neurodivergent employees
Strategies for providing support to neurodivergent staff, focusing on their unique needs and talents.
Mitigating negative impacts
Identifies and seeks to reduce workplace factors that can adversely affect neurodivergent individuals.
Guidance on having a difficult conversation with a neurodivergent employee.
The future for neurodivergent employees
Envisions prospective developments and opportunities in employment for neurodivergent people.
Discusses the unique challenges and strengths that neurodivergent individuals bring to their roles.
Promoting understanding and best practices
Techniques to foster empathy and understanding among co-workers, and the implementation of best practices in supporting neurodiversity.
Outlines reasonable workplace adjustments and support mechanisms under the Equality Act 2010.
Promoting neurodiversity at work
How to actively encourage a neurodiverse workforce and celebrate the benefits it brings.
The benefits of diversity
A review of the advantages that a diverse workforce offers to organisations.
Case studies providing insight into the practical application of these concepts in various workplace scenarios.
We can also provide legal and HR guidance on implementing neurodiversity-friendly policies, as well as come into your business to consult and develop personalised plans that align with your goals and the needs of neurodivergent staff:
Assist with the creation of inclusive policies and practices.
Assessment and strategy
Evaluate your current workplace environment and suggest enhancements for inclusivity.
Offer continuous support in the hiring and retention of neurodiverse talent.
What Our Clients Say
Jodie recently conducted a lunch and learn session on ADD & ADHD at Herbert Smith Freehills. The session was extremely informative and provided practical and helpful guidance on how to support colleagues with ADHD & ADD. Jodie was extremely engaging and knowledgeable and we received lots of great feedback on the session from employees.
The diversity and inclusion workshops that Thrive delivered were game changing. It’s made us think differently in a way that will live on in the organisation for a long time.
THANK YOU so much for the presentation you gave at last week’s masterclass on ‘Bringing together Inclusion and Wellbeing’. Feedback from the team was this this was one of the best masterclasses we have hosted, and that the content of your speaker session was rich, accessible, and really valuable for our delegates. Thank you Jodie.