Event Summary

Just 53% of employees say their organisation has a supportive culture where staff can openly discuss neurodiversity.* With an employment gap for neurodivergent individuals across Wales, building a work environment that can harness the potential of neurodivergent employees and tap into underrepresented talent is crucial to close that gap.

Join Policy Insight Wales for our Neurodivergence in the Workplace conference exploring how your organisation can nurture neurodivergent talent and build a progressive and inclusive workplace.

You will learn from best practice organisations from across the public and private on how to embed reasonable adjustments at the heart of every decision.

Understand how to remove common barriers to employment for neurodivergent staff, helping to improve representation, accessibility and diversify your talent pool.

Are your recruitment processes accessible for neurodivergent people? Understand how to be a neuroinclusive employer to a wide range of needs including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette syndrome.

How can your organisation adjust career development policies to improve retention and enable neurodivergent talent to flourish? Gain insight how to meet individual needs and retain neurodivergent staff as well embedding clear career progression opportunities.

You will learn how to effectively embed reserve mentoring and training to upskill your managers to ensure they feel well equipped to support neurodivergent staff.

However far along you are on your neuroinclusion journey, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from neurodivergent experts, leading employers from across Wales and people with lived experience as we look to ensure good practice for neurodiversity becomes standard practice.

Brochure can be provided in Welsh. Cysylltwch am y llyfryn Cymraeg

*CIPD Neuroinclusion at work report 2024

Sessions will include

  • Understanding current support processes for neurodiverse Adults
  • Highlighting pressures on local and business ND services
  • Exploring the Welsh national strategy
  • Support for those missing typical thresholds yet still in need of support (‘falling through the net’)
  • Workforce development, digital enablers and Innovative practice
  • Improving awareness around other ND needs, aside from those that typically receive more attention such as autism and ADHD
  • Training within the roles to facilitate transitions to senior roles

Venue details and access

This Conference will take place in Central Cardiff. Join us, in-person, to meet your colleagues, share ideas and network with expert speakers.

Accessibility – a quiet room will be available throughout the day. Hearing loop and captioning provided. Please contact us for any other reasonable adjustments.

Materials can be provided in Welsh. Cysylltwch am y llyfryn Cymraeg – email info@policyinsight.wales