Neurodiversity and Women Members

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2024 National Women's Conference
13 October 2023

Building on the work of a previous conference in 2018, this motion aims to further address the issue of neurodiverse women in the workplace and how they can be appropriately supported in careers.

More women are being diagnosed as neurodiverse, yet many women are still waiting for tests and a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. As a result women may lack the confidence and knowledge to ask for the support they need.

It is important that neurodiverse women feel valued and appreciated at work, as they can bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their organisation.

This Conference calls on the National Women’s Committee to:

1.Develop a workplace policy template that is primarily focused on Neurodiversity and Women in the Workplace which includes training for staff, especially managers, to ensure staff are given the help they need to live and work confidently with their condition.

2.Develop and promote learning around Neurodiversity to activists and members

3. Highlight and share the work of Unison groups and how they can provide strength and assistance to neurodivergent women.