Recently https://styleacre.org.uk/ provided us with some tips on working with colleagues with Autism. We feel strongly that neurodiversity - the different ways in which the brain can work and interpret information - should be acknowledged within the workplace. An article from http://www.acas.org.uk/ describes neurodiversity further as:
It highlights that people naturally think about things differently. We have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and poorer at others.
Most people are neurotypical, which means that their brain functions and processes information in the way our society expects.
However it's estimated that around 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) are neurodivergent. Neurodivergence includes Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
With Acas estimating that 1 - 2% of the UK population are Autistic we hope these tips from Style Acre help you support any colleagues you work with who have Autism.