This post is on a topic that deviates somewhat from what this blog is typically based on.
Myself and colleagues at Heriot-Watt University have just finished a research project on neurodiversity and the workplace, with the focus on people who work in the transport and travel industry.
Neurodiversity, for the purpose of this research, relates to conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD and Asperger syndrome.
The research was commissioned by the TSSA trade union.
The report looks at three things in particular:
1) Knowledge of neurodiverse conditions.
2) Attitudes towards the term "neurodiversity".
3) Perceived level of support and perceived level of support for employees with a neurodiverse condition.
If you would like to view the report click here.