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Neurodiversity awareness in the workplace

Event organised by ICE

Date
18 March 2024
Time
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Location
Online

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Overview

The importance of embracing neurodiversity is even more essential now than ever before. For employees to be able to create an inclusive and productive environment, they need to be able to raise awareness and create a safe space for open communication.

This event will discuss the importance of awareness and having a safe space. It is important for employees to understand the value neurodivergent individuals can bring to a company, what they can offer their employees and the importance of a diverse team.

Eleanor and Daniel will be discussing the challenges our neurodivergent colleagues can face on a day-to-day basis and what we can do to support and create a safe working environment.

Speakers

Eleanor Taylor

Eleanor Taylor

Jacobs

Mobilisation Lead

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Eleanor Taylor

Ellie has recently changed career path having moved from 30 years’ working in stakeholder engagement and communications into mobilising major programmes.

Her experience across media, local authorities, policing, housing, health, education, government outsourcing, recruitment, highways, water and energy is invaluable in understanding the complex stakeholder landscape and the nature of alliancing, major projects and programmes. 

Ellie is part of Jacobs’ disability network, a member of the company’s neurodiversity employee group and is a neurodiversity champion.

Daniel Gilderthorp

Daniel Gilderthorp

Jacobs

Mechanical Engineer

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Daniel Gilderthorp

Daniel is an experienced mechanical engineer with Jacobs and has been involved in robotics and innovative remote handling solutions. In his role, he provides support to the wide range of projects involving significant operational challenges presented by the hazardous working environments, including nuclear defence and power.

Daniel has recently been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) as well as having had a Traumatic Brain.

He will be discussing the various challenges he has experienced over the four decades of his life, two decades of which have been in a professional environment and within a family context. 

The main drive of his discussion will be hope and providing an honest, transparent synopsis of expectations placed on those around him.