The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on Dyslexia & Neurodivergent

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The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission for Dyslexia & Neurodivergent people:
opening the doors to employment
Thank you for showing an interest in our opening the doors to employment Survey.

Unfortunately we closed this survey at 23:59 on Tuesday 28/03/2017 with over 500 responses. We would have loved to keep receiving responses but we are now busy working on reporting on the findings from this survey to the Commission. The Commission will use these responses to produce recommendations to the Government and for Dyslexia & Neurodivergent people.

However, we will conduct surveys in the future and would love to hear your feedback. Please fill in your details and we will ensure that you are the first to know about our surveys in the future!

Thank you for coming to this survey today

If you would like to know more information about the commission please see the following website

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The Commission aims to bring positive change by bringing people together to publish and promote this evidence. The ensuing report will outline a series of recommendations and is to be launched during Dyslexia Awareness Week, 2017. This work will provide other campaigning groups a platform from which to push this agenda further, aligned with the government’s stated aim of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’. With a Green Paper on employment on the way, there could be no better time to highlight the employment needs of this large population and point to better recruitment practices for the global economy.

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We want to hear your experiences

The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on dyslexia & neurodivergence will investigate the barriers to employment and identify recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people (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. 

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

Are you dyslexic/neurodivergent? 
Are you a parent/carer for someone who is dyslexic/neurodivergent?

If so, PLEASE could we ask you to help fill in this survey for The AchieveAbility Westminster Commission.

You must be a citizen of the United Kingdom to help with this survey. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 1st February 2017 23:59

If you would like to know more information about the commission please see the following website

This Commission is made up of the following members

Barry Sheerman MP ( Chair of the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission)
Lord Addington advisor 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 doing this survey particularly difficult and would sooner speak to someone please leave your details on our commision phone line or send a text and we will ensure  to return your call asap 

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