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International Reflections on Disability Inclusion from #GBDN2017 – where are the neurodiverse?

So on Tuesday 20th June I had the pleasure of being invited by Ruh Global to the Global Business Disability Network meeting, with the International Labor Organisation and the United States Council for International Business.  The meeting was attended by a series of inspirational speakers, sharing their wisdom of their own, personal disability inclusion wins and their innovative practices company wide.  Some serious companies were represented – AT&T, Boeing, Cisco, Special Counsel, Adecco, L’Oreal – a wide range of sectors […]

Time for Nancy Doyle, Genius Within CEO to ‘come out’ as ADHD

What is ADHD? 

We have a lot of neurological images that tell us something is different, in ADHD peoples’ brains1.
We have lots of behavioural checklists that are under and over used, often depending on your socio-economic status, geography and school environment2.
We have an evolutionary psychology critique which argues that humans are designed to produce hunters and these people have a hard time sitting still3.

In short, we have a bio-psycho-social model of a condition that strikes fear into teachers, youth […]

A guide to recruitment for neurodiversity

The Papworth Trust have recently advised that the biggest barriers to employment for people with disabilities are a lack of opportunity (1 job for every 2 unemployed people – Office of National Statistics 2017) and a lack of transport.  Accessibility difficulties in this context refers to difficulty getting to workplaces and moving about a building.

What does accessibility mean for the neurodiverse? Getting to the interview itself can also be a nightmare of diary management, bus timetables, planning and organisation.

See my handy […]

How does it feel to win an award?

When I heard that my colleague Julie McCracken and I were nominated for the EFS award for the work that we are doing with the young offenders in Rochester; I was really pleased. I feel honoured that the work we are doing on the CF03 project has been recognised  as good enough for a nomination, and I hope that the nomination means we will continue to grow our client base with more neurodiverse offenders in Rochester and not just 18 […]

Genius Within heads Stateside … changes to the UK team.

Nancy Doyle, our Psychologist founder and Managing Director, sets sail for the distant shores of the USA in September 2016.  Nancy’s family are originally from the US and she plans to raise her children in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Though Nancy is UK trained, she has become an Associate of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology with the American Psychological Association and will complete her PhD studies from the US.  Nancy will be planning, developing and networking, to develop our services […]

Positive Assessment goes International

At Genius Within we’ve always ensured that our diagnostic assessments highlight strengths, as well as weaknesses.  This is really important, because you cannot be diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition without strengths.

What?  YES.

You cannot be diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition without strengths.

ALL neurodiverse conditions have strengths [see our infographic for more info].

When making a diagnosis, we plot all the different test results on a graphic and look for specific difficulties.  We can’t see difficulties, if there are no strengths!  The […]

Call for Associate Cognitive Assessors

Exciting new opportunity for Psychologists, to join a rapidly growing social enterprise, providing employability services for neurodiverse adults.
At Genius Within CIC we value an positive attitude to empower others over a  previous knowledge of neurodiversity and we are happy to provide training.

The role includes:
Delivery of cognitive assessments for individuals who may be dyslexic, dyspraxic or have ADHD Workplace needs assessment for a wide range of cognitive difficulties

Producing readable, technically accurate and formative assessment results
Accounting for occupational choice, practice placements and […]

Genius Within are recruiting!

We’re seeking case managers for social inclusion in Dorset and coaches for our associate network in Leicester and Cardiff.  If you are interested, please follow the instructions below.

 

Six things I wish employers knew

Six things I wish employers knew

by Sarah Cleaver, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Genius Within Assessor and Coach

 

“Oh, so you’re dyslexic?  Not to worry.  We’ll get you a laptop and some blue glasses and you’ll be fine.”

To be fair, I’ve never actually heard anyone say this – it just captures what seems to be an underlying set of assumptions in some employer’s heads.  And don’t get me wrong – it’s a lot better than the alternatives, e.g. the secret belief that life […]

Where does the ‘Genius’ in Genius Within come from?

Where does the ‘Genius’ in Genius within, come from?

I know many of our readers work in psychology, coaching and professional training, as well as being neuro-different thinkers.  I thought you might be interested to know the theories and models behind what we do at Genius Within.

1)      Theories of adult learning – Why do we work the way that we do?

2)      Theories of neuro-differences – What do we work on?

3)      Models for coaching and training – How do we work?

4)      Companies […]