Launch of UK’s first Autism and Neurodiversity Academy

academyA new training organisation has been launched by the North East Autism Society (NEAS), who are based on the Drum Industrial Estate, offering specialist training for employers to support staff with autism or other neuro-diverse conditions.

It will also support and advise businesses of all sizes which aspire to widen their customer base to embrace people with neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity is a term used for explaining and defining different and overlapping conditions such as autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, ADHD, or OCD.

The Autism and Neurodiversity Academy is a wholly owned subsidiary of charity North East Autism Society, who say it is the first academy of its kind in the UK.