Neurodiversity Awareness Training

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Neurodiversity Awareness Training Course

Course Overview

Our Neurodiversity Awareness training course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on the workforce. It will cover topics such as the advantages and challenges of neurodiversity, how to create a neurodiversefriendly work environment, and how to support neurodiverse individuals in the workplace. Through this training, you will gain the knowledge and skills to confidently and effectively support neurodiverse individuals, while also creating an inclusive and inclusive workplace. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with you, so you can make a positive impact on the lives of those around you.

The training will cover topics such as:

Recognising and understanding neurodiversity

Exploring the different neurodivergent conditions

Understanding the impact of neurodiversity on individuals

Developing an understanding of the needs of neurodivergent employees

Developing strategies to create a supportive and inclusive workplace

Understanding and managing the mental health needs of neurodivergent employees

Developing strategies to support neurodivergent employees

Remote and Nationwide Training Available
2 - 4 hours (depending on content)

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    Great Neurodivergence for Managers webinar - very passionately delivered and Hayley is extremely knowledgeable about her subject matter. Would recommend!
    Kirsty Watson
    Kirsty Watson
    I recently joined a free webinar and it was fab! Very informative without feeling overwhelming or boring.
    Jessica Stone
    Jessica Stone
    Our company used PMAC for various bespoke training sessions and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Communication was excellent and efficient, and the sessions themselves were incredibly helpful, engaging and enjoyable. The PMAC team were a joy to work with and we look forward to having them back again soon.
    Glass Marketing
    Glass Marketing
    Really informative and gave me a good insight into how Neurodiversity affects things. Would 100% recommend.
    Lauren Yates
    Lauren Yates
    The Neurodiversity in the Workplace session I attended was brilliant. Since my son received his Autism diagnosis, I have attend lots of training, webinars and conferences. This session was by far the most informative. It was delivered with enthusiasm and by someone with lived experience. I would highly recommend this session.
    Helen Harris
    Helen Harris
    Attended the Neurodivergence in the Workplace bitesize webinar. A lot of content covered in 45 minutes by the wonderful Hayley. Extremely informative and helpful in how neurodivergence in the workplace can be better supported. Thank you pmac team.
    Max Last
    Max Last
    We had a training session provided by Hayley from PMAC. The training was informative, engaging and all participants were encouraged to participate during the session. Would definitely recommend Hayley and PMAC if you have any training needs! 5* all the way!
    Kaine Beetham
    Kaine Beetham
    PMAC wrote two articles on mental health issues for unpaid carers which were published on our website and in our magazine, Carers News. We were delighted with the quality of the both the pieces, particularly how they related to our target audience, and the positive response they received.
    Carers Support Centre
    Carers Support Centre
    I approached PMAC for some training earlier this year to improve my ability to support our staff members. The training was absolutely brilliant. They phoned me in advance to get an idea of what exactly I needed, and how they could best tailor it to our business/ individuals. This really helped to personalise the experience - I've had so many instances of generic training in the past - it was great that they considered what elements they could specifically touch on in order to make the training bespoke for us. On the day itself, we did virtual training (although in person was also an option). The quality of the video/audio was great. The trainer (Hayley) was absolutely wonderful. She had prepared an extremely thorough and engaging presentation for us. The training lasted for 4 hours but had a couple of breaks in which did help. It was great to have training from someone who has such a well rounded knowledge of the issues we wanted to learn about, and her delivery was excellent - she was open to answering uncomfortable questions - and encouraged us to be open and not shy away from what could have been quite delicate issues. She then followed up the training with the power point, and assured us that we could call for help again if needed. 10/10 experience - would very very highly recommend! Thank you Hayley and Peter for all of your help!
    Charlotte Kippax
    Charlotte Kippax
    Hayley is a really engaging presenter and the two ‘Introduction to Neurodivergence’ webinars that she ran for us were excellent. The content was super interesting and informative, and it was a great opportunity to open up conversations in the team about neurodivergence. The feedback from everyone (myself included!) was really positive and I’d definitely recommend PMAC to anybody looking for mental health training.
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    What are the Benefits of Neurodiversity Training?

    Neurodiversity training helps to promote understanding and inclusion of people with neurodivergent conditions like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. This type of awareness training has many benefits for both employees and businesses: 

    For employees: 

    • Increased understanding and decreased stigma around neurodiverse conditions. Neurodiversity training helps neurotypical employees understand the strengths and challenges of neurodiverse colleagues, building empathy and reducing stigma.
    • Better communication and collaboration. With training, employees learn how to effectively communicate and work with neurodiverse colleagues, enabling greater productivity and team cohesion. 
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    For businesses: 

    • Wider talent pool. By being inclusive of neurodiverse candidates and employees, businesses can attract and retain unique talent that may be overlooked by other companies. Neurodiverse individuals can bring valuable skills and perspectives.
    • Compliance with disability laws. Providing necessary accommodations and awareness training for neurodiverse employees is required by law in many countries to avoid legal issues. Neurodiversity training helps businesses meet these requirements.
    • Increased innovation. Diverse teams, including neurodiverse individuals, can lead to greater creativity and better problem solving, which boosts a business’s ability to innovate.

    Overall, neurodiversity training has significant benefits for both employees and businesses. The increased understanding and inclusion that results can enable a more productive, innovative, and legally compliant workplace culture. 

    Which Businesses would Benefit from Neurodiversity Awareness Training?

    Neurodiversity awareness training is beneficial for businesses of all sizes and industries. Some of the key types of businesses and teams that would benefit include: 

    – Tech companies and IT teams: The tech industry employs a high percentage of neurodivergent individuals. Providing neurodiversity awareness training helps teams understand different communication styles and needs, enabling better collaboration and productivity. 

    – Customer service teams: Customer service teams interact with a diverse range of people, including those who may be neurodivergent. Training helps staff understand different communication preferences and needs, and how to adapt their service approach, enabling a more positive customer experience. 

    – Creative teams: Many creative roles attract neurodiverse talent. Training helps teams understand how to best work together and provide the environments and support for people to thrive. This can boost creativity, innovation, and job satisfaction. 

    – Healthcare organisations: For healthcare staff to serve their patients and clients effectively, understanding neurodiversity is crucial. Training helps improve understanding, communication, and the patient/client experience for those with mental health conditions or neurodiversities. 

    Overall, neurodiversity awareness training has the potential to benefit any business or organisation aiming to promote inclusiveness, innovation, and high performance. The training helps foster understanding and more effective communication and collaboration with and among neurodiverse individuals. This leads to a more supportive work environment and better outcomes for businesses, teams, and individuals. 

    How Long does Neurodiversity Training Last?

    Neurodiversity awareness training programs can vary in length depending on the goals and objectives of the training. For example, introductory neurodiversity awareness training may last around 2-3 hours while more in-depth training on understanding and supporting neurodiverse conditions like autism or ADHD may span a full day. 

    At PMAC, our neurodiversity training programs are tailored to meet the specific needs and learning objectives of businesses and organisations.The length and content of neurodiversity training can be customised based on factors like: 

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    – Existing workplace culture and level of neurodiversity inclusion, from initial recruitment process, to onboarding and performance management 

    – Types of neurodiverse conditions common among employees 

    – Goals for improving understanding, inclusion and support 

    – Available time and resources 

    Overall, the duration of neurodiversity training depends on the goals and custom requirements of businesses and organisations. With tailored programs and experienced trainers, impactful neurodiversity training can be delivered at various lengths to meet specific needs. 

    What Topics are Covered in Neurodiversity Awareness Training?

    Neurodiversity awareness training covers topics related to different neurodevelopmental disorders and ways of thinking, learning, and interacting with the world. Some of the key topics covered include: 

    Understanding conditions like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc. Trainees will learn about the characteristics, strengths, and challenges associated with various neurodivergent conditions. 

    Recognising neurodiversity in the workplace. Trainees will learn how to understand accommodations or adjustments that could help neurodivergent team members thrive.

    Creating an inclusive work environment. Training focuses on ways to promote understanding, acceptance, and accommodation of neurodiverse individuals. This could include adjustments to communication, physical space, policies, and more. 

    Strengths of neurodiversity. Trainees discover the unique strengths that neurodivergent individuals can bring to a team such as strong attention to detail, logical or literal thinking, creativity, and intense focus. 

    Reasonable adjustments. Trainees learn practical strategies to support the needs of neurodiverse individuals, including adjustments to communication, scheduling, and the physical work environment. The goal is to enable all individuals to achieve their full potential. 

    Overall, neurodiversity awareness training aims to promote understanding and inclusion of different ways of thinking that can benefit both individuals and organisations. With greater awareness and accommodation, neurodiverse individuals have the opportunity to thrive and utilise their skills and talents. 

    Why Should Businesses Invest in Neurodiversity Awareness Training?

    Neurodiversity awareness training helps businesses understand how to support neurodiverse employees and customers. Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation in human brain function and behavioural traits, including those who have conditions like autism, ADHD or dyslexia. 

    Providing neurodiversity awareness training has many benefits for businesses: 

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    – It increases inclusiveness and accessibility. Training staff on different neurotypes helps them understand the needs of neurodivergent employees and customers. This enables businesses to be more accessible and inclusive. 

    – It boosts staff wellbeing and productivity. When staff feel supported and included, it leads to lower stress, anxiety and burnout. This results in a happier, healthier and more productive workforce. 

    – It enhances customer experience. By understanding the needs of neurodivergent customers, businesses can tailor their services to be more supportive. This leads to a better overall customer experience and higher customer satisfaction. 

    – It fosters innovation. Neurodivergent individuals brings unique strengths like strong attention to detail or logical thinking. Harnessing these skills through inclusive practices can drive business innovation. 

    Overall, neurodiversity awareness training provides both ethical and business benefits. It is a worthwhile investment that enables businesses to tap into the diverse skills and perspectives of all staff and customers. By promoting inclusion and understanding, businesses can thrive through enhanced wellbeing, productivity and innovation. 

    How can PMAC help?

    At PMAC, we believe that everyone is unique and that neurodiversity should be celebrated. We offer a variety of training services to help UK businesses better understand and appreciate the value of neurodiverse people in their workplace. We can provide awareness training, tailored to the individual needs of your organisation, which will give your colleagues an insight into the different ways in which neurodivergence affects people and how best to work with it.  

    Our Neurodiversity Training is designed to help you create an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees. Our aim is to educate your staff on how to support neurodivergent employees who may be struggling and how best to manage situations when they arise. We also provide guidance on developing positive communication skills with members of your team who are neurodivergent, as well as advice on creating an environment which recognises and values diversity. 

    At PMAC, we understand that all workplaces have their own unique set of needs when it comes to fostering a culture of acceptance and understanding around neurodivergence. That’s why our experienced team are here to tailor-make a course specifically for you so that you can maintain a safe working environment for everyone in your business. 

    With our help, you can create an inclusive environment which allows individuals with different levels of resilience or disability access to equal opportunities within your organisation. 


    Neurodiversity Awareness Training is a course designed to help businesses recognise and support the unique needs of neurodiverse individuals in the workplace. It focuses on building knowledge and understanding of neurodiversity and how to create an inclusive workplace culture.

    Neurodiversity Awareness Training is designed to support employers, HR teams and workplace managers in understanding the best ways to support neurodiverse individuals in their workforce.

    The course lasts for from 2-4 hours and can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation.

    Our Neurodiversity Awareness Training covers a range of topics, including: understanding neurodiversity, creating an inclusive workplace culture, identifying and responding to the needs of neurodiverse individuals, and providing reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

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