NI Civil Service Launches New Neurodiversity Toolkt

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Civil Service has announced the launch of a new Neurodiversity Line Manager's Toolkit.

As an equal opportunities employer the Civil Service has said that it is committed to creating diverse and inclusive workplaces supporting and promoting neurodiversity in the workplace is a key part of their commitment.

Neurodivergent colleagues are an important part of the Civil Service workforce and bring a wide range of valuable skills and talents to the workplace. The new Toolkit will help embed a neuro-inclusive workplace culture and support the commitment made by the Civil Service as an employer under the Department of Health's Autism Strategy (2023-2028).
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In launching the toolkit, Finance Minister Dr Caoimhe Archibald, whose department has responsibility for the Civil Service workforce including its people polices and terms and conditions, said: "I welcome the launch of this new resource during Autism Awareness Month. The Civil Service is committed to creating workplaces where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and feels able to participate and reach their full potential. The toolkit is a positive step in embedding an inclusive workplace culture where alternative thinking styles are embraced and celebrated."

You can access the new Neurodiversity: NICS Line Manger's Toolkit

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