by Tammy Harman, Careers Coach, Evenbreak Last month, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released its ‘Outcomes for Disabled People in the UK’ report for 2020. It’s the first year the ONS has asked people specifically whether they have autism, and it’s not before time. The numbers in the report are stark. The ONS claims … Continue reading On Being Autistic
Disabled customers will be able to wear a sunflower lanyard as a discreet sign they might need staff help with their shopping Tesco has launched a new initiative to provide better in-store accessibility to people with hidden disabilities. The UK retailer will provide sunflower lanyards to people to wear as a discreet sign they have … Continue reading Tesco joins the sunflower lanyard scheme to help people with hidden disabilities
The letters ADHD held up by hands You don’t need to be an expert to get the best from employees with ADHD. A little understanding and support goes a long way… Rethink what you know about ADHD The popular stereotype of ADHD of badly-behaved boys being distracted by squirrels can often be untrue or misleading … Continue reading Line Managers: How to Support Employees with ADHD
A guest blog from internationally recognised expert in Neurodiversity, Professor Amanda Kirby CEO of Do-IT Solutions. About 1 in 8 people in the work place are thought to be Neurodiverse (ND). The term thought to be coined by Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist in the 1990s, recognises the fact that our brains (neuro-)naturally vary from … Continue reading Neurodiversity and the Workplace
If you read this question and your honest gut response is yes, then you’re not alone. 67% of the British public feel the same way. 21% of 18-34-year-olds admit that they have purposefully avoided talking to a disabled person. They weren’t sure how to communicate with them. The media representation of disabled people doesn’t help. … Continue reading Do you feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people?
Travelling with a disability takes guts. It also takes determination. Throw in problem solving skills. Organisational skills. The ability to speak out and up for yourself. Add a fair pinch of faith too. It’s no wonder disabled people develop such strengths in these areas! You plan each trip with military precision. You become an expert … Continue reading Navigating the world with an invisible disability; will business lead the way?