Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023
Did you know at least 15-20% of the population are classed as Neurodiverse?
At Burendo, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their neurodivergent status. That’s why we are delighted to be joining in the celebrations for Neurodiversity Celebration Week.
Burendo and Neurodiversity.
Neurodiversity recognises the differences in how every individual’s brain works and how supporting those differences can be advantageous in every part of life, including the workplace.
For example, did you know the unemployment rate for neurodivergent adults is eight times the average rate for neurotypical adults? That’s why we have been dedicating time to ensuring all our job descriptions are Neurodivergent friendly. We’ve also been updating our internal policies and procedures so that everyone can feel included and welcomed before their journey with Burendo has even begun.
And that’s not all, this week we are excited to announce the beginning of our official Neurodiversity Community of Practice, dedicated to Neurodiverse inclusivity. Their next endeavours will include the creation of a Neurodiversity toolkit and identifying “Neurodivergent Champions”, a group of individuals who will be available to support and mentor all employees, whether that’s for education or support.
Find out more.
If you want to find out more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week, there are several ways you can get involved and stay informed:
Check out the Neurodiversity Celebration Week website. The official site is a great resource to find out more about the history of the event, its theme, and the events happening globally.
Take the time to read books, watch documentaries, and listen to podcasts about the different labels under the Neurodiversity umbrella and the experiences of people who identify as Neurodiverse. This can help you understand the importance of recognising Neurodiversity and how you can get involved and help support.Back to News