What is neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity is a concept that embraces variations in human neurology as normal. In the past, individuals diagnosed with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and/or other specific conditions were viewed as having a “disorder,” and their traits were described using deficit-based language. The idea of neurodiversity suggests that all brains are simply different, and that having a variety of neurotypes benefits humanity as a whole.
Autism or ADHD assessment
If you, your GP or your child’s teacher suspects that your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) an assessment may be indicated. Onebright can offer an assessment and will hopefully answer any questions you have.
Please do not hesitate to contact one of our triage staff if you have questions or if you would like to book an appointment.
Who is the assessment for and what is included?
A Onebright assessment is offered:
- If your child is aged between 7 and 18 years of age
- If you suspect that you or your child is likely to have an autistic spectrum disorder or ADHD
- If your GP or school or work may have suggested that this assessment would be helpful
The assessment is based on evidence based best practice and meets NICE guidelines. It is a detailed and fully comprehensive autism assessment involving several components such as questionnaires, a face-to-face appointment, and a comprehensive report.
Neurodiversity in the workplace
About 1 in 6 people in the mainstream UK population are thought to be neurodivergent.
Neurodiversity means that everyone’s brains are differently connected and the way we think, move, act, see, hear, and process information varies for us all. It is firmly in the interest of employers to put practices and procedures in place to cultivate and support an inclusive, neurodiverse workforce, so we have put together some of the best steps that you can take to support neurodiversity and foster a more inclusive workforce.
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