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Diversity in the workplace

The neurodevelopment and disability team includes an internationally recognised autism research team. For many years, the team have worked in partnership with autistic people and parents in their research. Find out more on our engagement section.

More recently, autistic people and relatives have joined the team as researchers, clinicians, volunteers or students. Some have used the experience gained and their expertise to secure employment, PhD studentships or Fellowships within the team and elsewhere.

Working in partnership with autistic people and relatives provides the team essential insights into how autistic people should be effectively supported within the workplace. For example, it has helped the team to identify and introduce important environmental and team working adaptations that are critical to make working conditions and practices as acceptable as possible. Importantly, the team continue to learn what works, and what may be challenging for autistic individuals - and are committed to continuing to adapt the clinical research environment wherever possible.