New AchieveAbility E-Journal Neurodiverse Voices

First Issue E-Journal AchieveAbility Neurodiverse Voices: Good Practice in the Workplace

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AchieveAbility charity are delighted to launch the first peer reviewed AchieveAbility E-Journal based on our research seminar: ‘Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment’ held at the University of Westminster in May 2019.


This AchieveAbility E-Journal uniquely celebrates the notion of neurodiversity, those of us who are *neurodivergent and the collective community who are *neurodiverse. While maintaining the research and editorial standards expected by more formal research-based journals, this AchieveAbility E-Journal takes an inclusive editorial policy to encourage the particular experience, original thinking and preferred communication styles, formats and media of contributors.

Contributors include:
ACAS, Prospect UK, Katherine Kindersley, Dyslexia Scotland, Charles Freeman, Disability Collaborative Network, Dr James Richard, AchieveAbility with St Mungo’s, Diversity and Ability (DnA), DFN Charitable Foundation, Klaudia Matasovska and Inclusion North.

The key topics are:
Policy and Good Practice, Strategy in the Creative Industries, Inclusivity and Employment and Supported Access to Employment.

Throughout April we will be actively engaging with the neurodiverse community on social media to provide a platform of discussion. In October 2020 we will aim to set up an event to debate the ‘Neurodiversity within our society’ Journal philosophy - going forward.


It is especially opportune for us to have produced this Journal at this time, to celebrate Neurodivergent thinking and to support positive change for the greater inclusive good of our society. The Journal aims are as follows:

· To provide a forum for exchange and debate that informs policy, strategy
and practice on Neurodiversity within our society

· To support, promote and publish research- informed work of established
and new academics and practitioners in the fields of education, training,
employment, social justice and cultural change

· To foster interdisciplinary work of Neurodivergent authors to find new
audiences in the journal fields.

We hope to have further issues as a follow-up from debate platforms; whether face-to-face or virtual. We were to have an event for the Journal at the end of April but due to the Coronavirus we will be rescheduling to later this year. The event will happen at the House of Commons and will be a forum to debate the philosophy and purpose of the Journal; which is to enable neurodivergent writers and practitioners to find new audiences.

We hope to do this through new submissions to the E-Journal. We are especially pleased that the majority of the contributors to this first issue identify as neurodivergent.
Social Media
For the E-Journal Neurodiverse Voices: Good Practice in the Workplace

On 6 April there will also be an extensive circulation of the Journal via this email account. At that time we will be actively engaged in a social media campaign to raise the profile of the Journal and your work.


Throughout the week beginning 6th April, we will be raising the key themes from the journal including:

flexible working, reasonable adjustments in the workforce, the Creative Industries and developing

good inclusive practice as a workforce and how these benefit the team and the organisation.


We will then be asking key questions and themes from the e-journal on twitter from Tuesday 14 April.

Our twitter handle is @AchieveAbility1 and the hashtag will be #InclusiveWork.

We would most welcome retweets, comments from your social media team to raise the profile of this latest important work from AchieveAbility on neurodiverse talent in the workforce and your important contribution.