Third Sector Podcast: Neurodiversity in the charity workforce

Lucinda and Emily learn about the strengths of and difficulties faced by neurodivergent employees

Third Sector editor Emily Burt and senior reporter Lucinda Rouse are joined by James Cusack, chief executive of Autistica, to debunk some common misconceptions about neurodivergence and neurodiversity.

James, who is autistic, describes his own professional journey and his conviction that workplaces are enriched by colleagues who think in different ways.

He suggests basic workplace adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity to the benefit of all employees and points listeners to Autistica’s Employer’s Guide to Neurodiversity for further guidance.

Also in the episode, news editor Andy Ricketts shares his thoughts on new social media guidance published by the Charity Commission, which has allayed the concerns of some in the sector about the role trustees are expected to play in monitoring employees’ social media activity.

You can listen to the episode below, or wherever you get your podcasts:

Read the full transcript.

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