- 2018 National Disabled Members' Conference
- 6 July 2018
Neurodiversity is now becoming the recognised name for a group of conditions which affect the brain’s cognitive abilities. The conditions under this umbrella term include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia, but this is still a developing area of discussion.
Some conditions are lifelong and some can be brought on later in life, from causes such as suffering a traumatic brain injury. Often an individual will be affected by more than one of the conditions and frequently our members will not have a formal diagnosis.
We call on the National Disabled Members’ Committee to:
1. Gather information about neurodiversity and to publish a guide for Branches.
2. To increase awareness within and throughout UNISON.
3. To explore and develop training for activists on the neurodiverse conditions and how to support members in the workplace.