Neurodiversity at work: To disclose or not

Majority choose to keep quiet

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Disclosure is not an easy issue to solve
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Disclosure is not an easy issue to solve

In inclusive companies, diversity in all forms should be welcome. So, why is that many neurodivergent individuals choose not to disclose?

How well do you really know your team and other colleagues? Although the latest estimates suggest around 15% of the UK population are neurodivergent, anecdotal evidence suggests the proportion is higher in certain sectors, including the investment industry. But 'I know my team' you say, and nobody has said they are neurodivergent. That does not mean you are not working with somebody with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism or other forms of neurodiversity. For example, a recent DARE study found only 35% of autistic people tell everyone they work with that they are autistic. Whi...

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