Knowing more about neurodiversity, with Dr. Anne Cockayne

Knowing more about neurodiversity, with Dr. Anne Cockayne

"To meet the unforeseeable challenges racing towards us in the 21st century, we will need many kinds of minds working together." — Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes
Wednesday 1 September
9:30am11:00amUK time

The purpose of this session is to introduce the concept of neurodiversity, and to explore practical approaches to behavioural and environmental adjustments that will better support neurodivergent colleagues — and ultimately benefit everyone in teams too.

Join us for an interactive and enlightening session, led by Dr. Anne Cockayne, in which we'll build awareness about the concept of neurodiversity, explore specific aspects of neurodivergence, and equip ourselves with practical knowledge to enable better neuroinclusion within our teams.

The session will draw on Anne's extensive work in the field and PHD research into the relationships between managers and autistic team members; and also emphasise the strengths and challenges experienced by people with other neurodivergent conditions including ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Together we'll learn about the neurodiversity paradigm, neurodiverse characteristics and strengths, explore situations relating to neurodiversity at work — as well as stimulating our thinking on the adjustments we can all make to become more neuroinclusive and create more open and inclusive cultures for the benefit of everyone.

Expect an immersive and actionable experience, led by Dr. Anne Cockayne (top left) and a YCN facilitator

What we'll cover:

• Defining neurodiversity and the neurodiversity paradigm
• Specific neurodivergent conditions: Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
• Neurodiversity and the Equalities Act of 2010
• Reasonable adjustments and neuro-inclusion.
• Positive stories and strategies for neuro-inclusion

How the session will be structured

Led by Dr. Anne Cockayne and a YCN coach-facilitator we'll combine some thought provoking exercises, expert insights and group conversation. And we'll facilitate conversation around some real-world case studies too.

Who the session is for

Anyone interested in expanding their understanding of neurodiversity among a diverse and curious group of peers.

Wednesday 1 September
9:30am11:00amUK time

Good to know

Helpful resources

To support the session you'll also get access to some stimulating resources to help you revisit and deepen your understanding of neurodiversity.


This session is part of our NeuroAware programme, bringing a broader focus on neurodiversity, and the significance of different thinking styles within modern working teams.

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Neuroinclusion for your team

We can deliver this session, and our NeuroAware programme to your team, wherever they're working from. Find out more about our tailored partnerships here.