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Ben Wallace Speaks at Event Aimed to Promote the Employment of Adults with Autism

With World Autism Awareness Week kicking off from Monday 26th March 2018, our director of drpdigital Ben Wallace recently spoke at an event organised by Worcestershire County Council to promote the benefits and opportunities of employing adults with autistic spectrum condition, or ASC.

The event took place on Monday 19th March 2018 and was held at the University of Worcester.

Neural diversity, or neurodiversity, describes those in the population who have a different thinking process than those who are neurotypical.  The event was aimed to help bring about a better understanding of how this can be acknowledged and aided in workplaces.

Over the last 12-months, we have been collaborating with local charity ASPIE and the National Autistic Society to provide workshops, tours and work experience to young adults and adults with autism in the Midlands area. Ben, along with a handful of the drpdigital team, namely Paul Baker and Amy Poyner, have championed this work within the business, which has also led a new team member joining on a paid part-time basis.

We understand that by hiring people who have diverse thinking patterns, our organisations can greatly benefit from and improve its creative output and innovative impact.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, cabinet member for adult social care for Worcestershire County Council said: “We understand that by hiring people who have diverse thinking patterns, our organisations can greatly benefit from and improve its creative output and innovative impact.”

Ben Wallace, director of drpdigital, commented: “Myself and the team recognise how impactful diverse thinking patterns can be, and our local businesses need to be aware of this and how to support adults with autism getting into employment. The event itself was a great success and I look forward to hearing how other businesses are getting involved in the future.”