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Neurodiversity awareness webinar

Differently Wired Hub

Expert information, advice and resources for established and aspiring engineers living with neurodiversity, and the people who support them.

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Key information

Welcome to the Foothold Differently Wired Hub. Here you’ll find a wealth of information, tools and support to help you learn about neurodiversity and what it means for you – whether you have been diagnosed or believe you are neurodivergent, support someone who is, or are simply interested in discovering more about neurodiversity in engineering.

The hub is packed with useful content, advice and resources developed by experts, covering a range of neurodiverse conditions – including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. This content is designed to help you understand more about each condition, the strengths and challenges associated with them, and how you can get support to help you thrive in your personal and professional life.

You can also read and watch a variety of articles, guides and videos at your leisure over on our Resources page.

Take a look around and find what you need by browsing the options below. We hope you find the hub to be a helpful companion on your personal neurodiversity journey.

What is neurodiversity?

Find out more about different neurodiverse conditions, why neurodiversity matters, how it plays a part in people’s lives, and how to spot the signs that someone is neurodivergent.

Get support

Learn about the support that is available for neurodivergent people, how to get a diagnosis, and what to do if you think you or someone you know is neurodivergent.

Neurodiversity in the workplace

Discover the role neurodiversity plays in the workplace, and how you can improve the wellbeing of both neurodivergent and neurotypical colleagues to enhance business success.


Here you can find a range of useful articles, guides and videos on all things neurodiversity, so you can learn in your own way and boost your knowledge of neurodiverse conditions.

Your stories

Hear from neurodiverse members of the engineering community as they talk about their own neurodiversity journeys, and how it plays a role in their life in the engineering industry.

Celebrating neurodiverse engineers

Take a look at how prominent neurodiverse engineers have shaped the industry through the years and left their mark on engineering in their own way.

"I think differently, my reactions are different, my ‘cause and effect’ is not the same as others’ – and that’s ok. My diagnosis is helping me understand my strengths and explain some of the challenges I’ve faced in my life."

Read Stuart's story of his experiences with Autistic Spectrum Disorder – and how his diagnosis has helped him understand himself better, and come to terms with what it means for him.

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About the hub

Aimed at neurodiverse engineers, engineering students and apprentices, the people who support them, and engineering employers, our Differently Wired Hub is designed to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to reach your full potential – so that you and those around you can thrive, whatever your circumstances.

Research has proven a greater incidence of neurodiversity amongst engineers, with an estimated 820,000 neurodivergent people working in the engineering sector in the UK alone. Additional research has also shown that if you receive a diagnosis for autism over the age of 21, you’re nearly three times as likely to suffer from psychiatric related illnesses in later life. Here at Foothold, we’ve also seen an increase in the number of community members coming to us for neurodiversity support.

By providing this support for both established and aspiring engineers – and celebrating the contribution that neurodiverse community members bring to engineering – we hope to build a world where, no matter who you are, you can be empowered to make the most of your unique talents and traits, and live a happy and fulfilling life.

This programme is kindly funded by Neptune Energy.


1 in 7 people worldwide are considered to be neurodiverse [1]


Up to 30% of engineers are estimated to be dyslexic [2]


As many as 40% of people in the tech industry have kept their neurodivergence a secret [3]

We will continue to expand and grow the hub as more neurodiversity support and resources become available. If you have a piece of content that you’ve found particularly useful and you want us to add it to the hub, please email it to us at [email protected] and we’d be happy to consider including it.