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Neurodiversity awareness webinar

Foothold webinar: Introduction to neurodiversity awareness

Friday 2 December 2022
12:00 - 13:30 UK time

Did you know that research has shown there is a greater incidence of neurodiversity amongst engineers?

But how often have you considered that you – and the engineering community as a whole – may be missing out on the opportunities that being neurodivergent can bring?

If you have a diagnosis or believe you may be neurodivergent, you might be struggling to progress in your studies or career because you don’t ‘fit’ with the way things are done.

If you have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed, perhaps you’re unsure of how you can support them to make best use of their unique attributes.

And if you’re an engineering employer, perhaps you’ve not given much thought to how you can support neurodivergent colleagues to fulfil their potential at work?

Just imagine what it would be like if we all understood how neurodiverse qualities can be nurtured, so that everyone in our community could get the most out of the unique skills and capabilities it brings.

Things like:

  • Fresh and unique perspectives
  • New ways of doing things which make it easier to get more done, faster
  • A more diverse and talented engineering workforce to grow business success
  • Improved community relationships


By joining this first webinar in our 2-part series to mark the launch of our brand-new Differently Wired Hub, you’ll build your understanding and awareness of key neurodiverse conditions – so you can seize the opportunities they can bring, and unleash your own, or your business’, full potential.

Register for your spot below – limited spaces available!

When and where

Date: 2 December 2022
Time: 12:00–13:30 UK time
Where: Online

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Meet the presenter

Colin Foley, National Training Director at the ADHD Foundation

Colin is the Training Director of the ADHD Foundation, the largest ADHD charity in Europe. With a background in education, Colin has led the charity’s Training team to become the largest provider of ADHD training for professionals in the UK, working with over 13,000 people across a range of sectors in the last year alone. The training sessions take a strengths-based approach to neurodiversity, as well as providing evidence-based strategies for neurodiverse people to help them live well and be successful in education and the workplace.

Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support students and apprentices to achieve their career goals

In this blog, we explore how we can support engineering students and apprentices through our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme.

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Laura Norton of the IET, author of: My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

My story of improving neurodiversity awareness in engineering

Laura Norton of the IET joins us to discuss why our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme is vital for the whole engineering community.

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My journey as a neurodivergent engineer

Our Trustee Wolf shares his experience of being a neurodiverse engineer with dyslexia, as well as his advice for neurodiverse students.

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