‘ITAKOM’, (It Takes All Kinds of Minds) is taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 13 & 14 March. ITAKOM is organised by the Salvesen Mindroom Centre in partnership with the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, part of Edinburgh University. It will gather 50 leading experts, whose scientific and practice led experience of neurodevelopmental conditions will be explored through the lenses of Education, Healthcare, Community and Workplace.
The consensus experts, supported by official statistics, is that as many as 20% of all school children are neurodivergent: that is to say children with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette Syndrome (and often a combination of these challenges). Unless society is aware of, and understands neurodiversity, the transition into adulthood and then into the workplace is often extremely challenging. However, neurodivergent people have talents and skills that are valuable and this conference will certainly provide knowledge, insights and practical solutions to enable more people to get into work and to facilitate improvements in the workplace for the benefit of both employees and employers.
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