The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on Dyslexia & Neurodivergent

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The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission for Dyslexia & Neurodivergent people:
opening the doors to employment
We want to hear your experiences 

The charity Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) on Dyslexia & Neurodivergence recognise that all selection procedures are intended to identify the best person for the job. However, we have reason to suspect that dyslexic and other neurodivergent applicants may be prevented from applying, or being successful in their application, even when they could be the best person for the job.

This questionnaire is intended to discover the current state of play, to uncover good practice and make recommendations. All responses will remain confidential and we would like to thank you for your help. The commission is investigating the barriers to employment and identifying recruitment processes that advantage/disadvantage neurodivergent people (with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, asperger’s). The aim is to find out how recruitment and probation processes might be improved and highlight good practice in these areas.  

Our final report will make recommendations to the government on removing barriers to employment by identifying recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people.The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. Dyslexic people, and those who are Neurodivergent, represent the highest percentage of adults who are disabled (British Dyslexia Association) this Commission is therefore vital in order to represent the issues for this community, as well as revealing their intellect, value and strengths within the workplace.

PLEASE could we ask you to help fill in this survey for the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission. 
You must be an employer or filling this survey on behalf of an employer within the United Kingdom to help with this survey.  The closing date is the 30th April 2017.

If you would like to know more information about the commission please see the following website
The Commission is made up of the following members:

Barry Sheerman MP ( Chair of the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission)
Lord Addington  Adviser (dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate),
Dr Ross Cooper Design of surveys, report writing (AchieveAbility- dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)
Melanie Jameson Publicity, dissemination, networks and adviser (Chair of Dyslexia Adult Network)
Craig Kennady Technology and surveys (dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)
Emily Christou Adviser (National Strategy coordinator for the Autism report)
Richard Todd, Quality assurance (Dyspraxia Foundation)
Pierre Marsh Expertise on diversity (AchieveAbility- dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)
Katherine Hewlett, Continuity, report writing (AchieveAbility-dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)
Intended outcomes of the Commission
To close the dyslexic and neurodivergent employment gap
To demonstrate barriers to recruitment
To consider how dyslexic and neurodivergent people deal with disclosure
To profile a set of good practice case studies
To outline a series of recommendations on policy, law and practice
To feed into the government’s stated aim of Halving the Disability Employment Gap
We are committed to providing this survey in the most accessible format as possible. If you find undertaking this survey particularly difficult and would prefer speak to someone please leave your details on our commission phone line or send a text and we will get back to you asap.

Call or Text 0737 565 5699