Does your workplace foster inclusivity for neurodivergent employees?

15-20% of the population is believed to be neurodivergent yet only 10% of businesses admit to making accommodations to support these individuals. This results in 90% of organizations increasing their costs due to absences, turnover or lack of productivity.

Make smarter business decisions by empowering your staff with our training and consulting solutions – establishing an inclusive working environment and improving your return on investment.

Fostering inclusivity in the workplace

Did You Know?

It is believed that at least 15%-20% of the population is neurodivergent.

Adults with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often struggle with the simultaneous presence of other comorbid or co-occuring conditions.

70% of neurodivergent employees experience chronic physical or mental health issues.

Yet only 1 in 10 HR professionals affirm that their organization has actively embraced neurodiversity in the workplace.

As members of the Neurodivergent (ND) community, Candor Diversity Group is all too familiar with the difficulties in having to perform neurotypically to survive the workplace.

Benefits of workplace diversity

No two people are the same and this is an impressive thing! An inclusive and diverse workplace that accommodates Neurodivergent needs can:

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Expand your candidate pool

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Improve innovation and creativity

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Enhance problem solving skills

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Lead to smarter decision-making

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Increase productivity and performance

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Reinforce trust and company culture

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Increase Employee Retention

Learn the importance of neurodiverse teams

Types of Training Offered

Our experience shows there is an enormous knowledge gap in neurodiversity awareness and accommodation training within the workforce. Those who are ND rarely feel safe discussing the challenges they face. Due to constant masking, they can experience serious health consequences, which in turn can be felt by the company.

This led our drive to develop a fully customized system to enrich the lives of neurodivergent individuals in the workforce while also understanding that businesses require an overall financial return.

In-person Training

In-person training

Our live sessions allow for a greater degree of interaction with your team. This includes hands-on experience, real-time feedback, collaboration, and adaptability.

Coincidentally, face-to-face interactions between trainers and trainees has a direct impact on non-verbal communication and body language which can enhance learning and understanding for those who don’t experience the same level of comprehension in virtual or video training.

Virtual training

Virtual training

Our remote sessions offer the flexibility and convenience of allowing trainees to learn at their own pace and schedule.

By using a diverse resource pool, our live or on-demand seminars leverage a variety of multimedia resources to enhance the learning experience and cater to different preferences.

Subscription-based video training

Subscription-based video training

Many disability management, human resources, and healthcare licensing bodies require professionals to earn continuing education credits to maintain their credentials. We release new video seminars quarterly that qualify for these continuing education credits!

Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for diverse talents, perspectives, and contributions that neurodiverse employees bring to the workplace.

Custom training programs

Custom programs

To meet your organization’s specific needs, we also offer custom programming that blends our different training modalities.

When your managers are knowledgeable about neurodiversity, they can identify and address the specific needs and strengths of your employees, ensuring your business benefits from their unique talents and perspectives long-term.

Many of our training programs qualify for the Canada Job & Training Grant, allowing employers to provide needed training while benefiting from government subsidies.

Courses Offered

Discover the courses we have to offer on topics related to neurodiversity in the workplace. Get started today by reaching out to book one of our seminar sessions below.

Educational Seminars: 60-90 minutes long

Introduction to Neurodiversity
This seminar is designed to provide a basic knowledge of what Neurodivergence means, along with impacts on personal life and the workplace.  Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how Neurodivergence impacts people in their life, along with the knowledge and tools to provide a safer environment for Neurodivergent individuals to work within.

Understanding and Accommodating ADHD in the Workplace
This seminar will provide attendees with a basic knowledge of what ADHD is, theories as to why it evolved in humans, common symptoms and how to support and accommodate ADHD at work.  The facilitator will lead group discussions that explore the variety of ways ADHD can impact daily life, as well as show how ADHD is a spectrum and that every person with ADHD is different.  Attendees will leave with a stronger understanding of ADHD, and techniques to better work with and accommodate those with ADHD in their life. 

Understanding and Accommodating Autism (ASD) in the Workplace
This seminar will provide attendees with a basic knowledge of what ASD is, a review of current research as to why ASD exists, a discussion of some of the common presentations of ASD and how employers can better accommodate those symptoms at work. The facilitator will share their own experiences as someone diagnosed with ASD and focus on illustrating the spectrum of ASD and how different each person with ASD can be.  Attendees will leave this seminar with a stronger understanding of what ASD truly is, and how to better understand and support those with it. 

Understanding and Accommodating Learning Differences in the Workplace
There are a variety of learning differences that fall under the Neurodivergent umbrella, such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and DysgraphiaIn this seminar, attendees will learn the basics of what each of these learning differences mean, how they can impact day to day work and how to better understand, support & accommodate those Neurodivergent individuals living with these diagnosis.

Emotional Dysregulation and its Impacts
Everyone can struggle to contain their emotions and feelings at certain times and may act in undesired ways, which is often called Emotional Dysregulation. For those who are Neurodivergent however, it’s often a perfect storm of high levels of sensory input combined with the struggle to manage their own body and mind. This seminar will go over what is going on when someone is dysregulated, the common triggers for it and tools and techniques to help channel that energy into something helpful and/or non-disruptive.

Masking as it relates to Neurodiversity & the Workplace
Masking occurs when someone alters how they want to behave, and behave as they believe they should.  Commonly learned through unpleasant and/or negative experiences, these learned behaviors allow them to act properly – typically defined by social norms – to avoid further issues.   In this seminar, attendees will discover what masking is, how it relates both to neurotypical and neurodivergent people, the hidden costs of masking and some tips on how to recognize masking behavior in their family, friends and co-workers. 

Educational Seminars: 2.5 hours long

Supporting Employees with ADHD
An extension of our introductory seminar that covers ADHD, this seminar does a deeper dive on many different aspects of ADHD that impact work, life and mental healthSome of the topics covered include how Dopamine interacts with ADHD symptoms, emotional dysregulation and how undiagnosed/uncontrolled ADHD can cause anxiety and anger that is often misdiagnosed, and the facilitator will have learned & lived experience to draw upon to ensure the content resonates with attendees.

Supporting Employees with ASD
This seminar is designed to be a more in-depth review of how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) manifests in unique ways for everyoneFacilitators who offer this course all have lived experience with Autism, and will be able to share their own stories of the impact it has had in their personal and professional livesSome of the topics covered include talking about the stigma around ASD, tools those with ASD can learn to advocate for themselves and the science behind aspects of ASD that cannot be changed and how to accommodate those.

Neurodiversity and the Recruitment Process: Access the Hidden Workforce
The recruitment & onboarding process, often including items such as job postings, interviews, initial paperwork, team introductions, orientation and training, is a source of stress for many people entering a new role – whether they are Neurotypical or Neurodivergent.  In this seminar, attendees will discover how the typical hiring process is a barrier to many who identify as Neurodivergent, through both the personal experiences of the facilitator and various illustrative examples.  Attendees will then work through a group exercise together, taking a “standard” hiring process and adjusting it to be more Neurodivergent friendly. 

Group Workshops: 2.5 hours long

Going beyond education, our workshops focus on the facilitator helping attendees make real changes to their own company. The workshops include role play, sample language for policy changes and suggested accommodations – all done in a collaborative environment utilizing storytelling, real experiences and never forgetting about ROI.  

Updating your Office Culture to be Neuroinclusive

Adjusting your Hiring Practices to be Neuroinclusive

Interested in one or more of our seminars?

Free Mental Health Resources

Making accommodations in the workplace for your employees’ mental health enforces a positive work environment that elevates productivity and engagement. The good news? Small-scale efforts can be initiated right away!

Start by familiarizing yourself with these topics that promote mental well-being and contact us when you’re ready to implement neurodiversity education training for your organization.

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