Over the course of 2023 we’ve seen a rise in the number of neurodiversity briefs from clients. As a proud ADHDer and dyspraxic myself, I believe it’s important for companies, as well as our wider society to have these conversations.
My personal experience with neurodiversity in the workplace has been positive – I’m grateful that I’m able to speak openly with colleagues here at JLA and receive appropriate support from line managers when needed.
But, enough about me. Here are some of my favourite speakers who’ll do a much better job at educating your team on the importance of embracing neurodiversity.
Being diagnosed with ADHD in her forties provided comedian Shaparak Khorsandi with much relief. With lots of funny anecdotes, she examines why neurodiverse individuals, especially those undiagnosed, tend to mask their symptoms as they struggle to cope in a neurotypical world – and what we can do to help. I’ve just finished Shaparak’s new book ‘Scatter Brain’ – whether you’re neurodiverse or not, it’s definitely worth a read!
View Shaparak Khorsandi’s full speaker profile here.
Ayo Sokale is the perfect speaker to help raise awareness for neurodiversity within organisations. Debunking common myths, Ayo speaks openly about her experiences with autism and sheds light on the various conditions that fall under the neurodiversity umbrella. Alongside the proven business benefits of embracing neurodiversity, Ayo believes that inclusion helps prevent mental health issues that so often come hand in hand with neurodiverse conditions.
View Ayo Sokale’s full speaker profile here.
Entrepreneur Tim Campbell brings a unique perspective to any conversation around neurodiversity – both Tim and his son have ADHD. As well as sharing coping techniques Tim has used to manage his ADHD throughout his career, he touches on the impact his son’s diagnosis has had on their family.
View Tim Campbell’s full speaker profile here.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE
Maggie Aderin-Pocock speaks openly about the struggles she faced at school because of her dyslexia. Now, she recognises that her dyslexic thinking led to her success as a space scientist. Maggie inspires audiences to view different ways of thinking as a strength, and also comments on what measures the education system can put in place to improve support for neurodiverse children today.
View Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s full speaker profile here.
To explore the wealth of knowledge these neurodiversity speakers bring or to get advice tailored to your specific event needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!