Neurodiversity Speakers

Neurodiversity Speakers

We represent influential and inspiring Neurodiversity Speakers who are known worldwide. Browse through Speaker Agency speakers and get in touch!

Adelina Chalmers New
Adelina Chalmers The Geek Whisperer Founder, CTO Advisor
  • "I'm not a jerk" ... And Other Reasons Why Engineering Leaders Worry About Doing Performance Management
  • The Thinking Chasm Between CTOs and CEOs
  • The Top 5 Mistakes CTOs Make
 Dr Alex George New
Dr Alex George UK Ambassador for Mental Health| Host of @thestompcast | Co-founder of @be_mettle_ | Best selling Author | Keynote Speaker
  • Mental health
  • Wellbeing in the workplace
  • Managing High Performance Teams
J Grange New
J Grange Musician, International Public Speaker, Neurodiversity Advocate and Diversity & Inclusion Champion
  • Living as a Neurodivergent person – Understand what it’s like to be neurodivergent and how to support those who are.
  • Neurodiversity in the workplace – Employing and supporting the ND community
  • How Businesses can benefit from a better understanding of neurodiversity – What is it, how can you change and improve and what’s in it for you?
Jess Meredith New
Jess Meredith CEO of Differing Minds | Keynote Speaker
  • Exploring fairness through a neurodiversity lens
  • Dispelling myths and stereotypes of ADHD through my personal journey
  • Creating expert teams, not expert individuals
Kim To New
Kim To Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women | Founder of Flair | Certified ADHD Coach | MHFA & Neurodiverse Advocate
  • My journey with ADHD and navigating workplaces
  • Celebrating neurodiversity, what it is and why workplaces need it
  • Neurodiversity and Entrepreneurship
Leanne Maskell New
Leanne Maskell ADHD Coach, Author & Activist, LinkedIn TopVoice
  • ADHD AwarenessADHD Champions
Lee Chambers New
Lee Chambers Psychologist, Founder Wellbeing and Inclusion Expert
  • The Future of Workplace Wellbeing
  • Male Allyship: From Words to Action
  • Black Mental Health: A Missing Conversation
Martha Barnard-Rae New
Martha Barnard-Rae Founder + CEO | Word Candy
  • Values-based business: Communicate your business values to attract the right people (and weed out the wrong ones)
  • All over the shop: Plan and repurpose your content (and get your life back!)
  • The business of neurodiversity: How I run a flawless business with ADHD. (Spoiler alert: I don’t.)
Max Siegel New
Max Siegel LGBTQ+ & Transgender Inclusion Consultant, Speaker and Activist
  • Trans In Real Life: Lived Experience with Max Siegel
  • LGBTQ 101: The Importance of Pride Month
  • How to Run Pride Marketing Campaigns Which Don’t Suck
Rachel Morgan-Trimmer New
Rachel Morgan-Trimmer Neurodiversity Consultant
  • The Power of Change: Learning to Live as a Weirdo
  • What is Neurodiversity and Why Should You Care About it?
  • How to Be Inclusive to Neurodiverse People
Tumi Sotire New
Tumi Sotire Neurodiversity: Health Economist | Advocate | Public Speaker | Advisor | Researcher
  • My lived experience of being a black Dyspraxic; An introduction to Neurodiversity.
  • The importance of intersectionality

What Are Examples of Neurodiversity, What Speakers Can Offer

Neurodiversity speakers bring a unique perspective to events and conferences. They provide insights on topics related to autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and other neurological differences.

They offer valuable expertise on how to support neurodiverse individuals (neurodiverse and neurodivergent employees) in the workplace.

This blog will explore how neurodiversity speakers can add value to your events and why their voices should be heard.

Difference between “neurodiverse” and “neurodivergent”

“Neurodiverse” and “neurodivergent” are two terms used to describe individuals who have neurological differences from what is considered typical.

Neurodiverse is an umbrella term. It covers all individuals with neurological differences. People with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and more.

Neurodivergent refers to individuals whose neurological differences result in a significant difference from typical patterns of behaviour.

What is a Neurodiversity Speaker?

A neurodiversity speaker talks about the concept that neurological differences are natural variations of the human brain. However, we are told that they are disorders to be cured.

The word neurodiversity makes one think about brain functions first. But it is much more layered than that. Judy Singer is the social scientist who came up with the term. She explains how important it is to be receptive to it.

What are the different types of neurodiversity? How can we make our work environment safe for people with ADHD or other disorders? Neurodiversity in the workplace means valuing unique skills and creating an inclusive environment for neurodivergent people to thrive.

Why are neurodiversity speakers important?

Before we begin, let's look at some important statistics on neurodiversity that can't be overlooked.

  • According to the National Autistic Society, only 16% of autistic adults are in full-time employment.
  • A study by Harvard Business Review found that 48% of employees with autism reported feeling lonely at work.
  • The UK's Office for National Statistics has a research. It shows that people with mental health conditions are more likely to be unemployed.
  • Institute for Public Policy Research has a report. It has found that the cost of lost productivity is around £35 billion per year. The reason is poor mental health.

Neurodiversity speakers play an important role in helping to create a more inclusive workplace.

How can neurodiversity speakers add value to your event?

Neurodiversity speakers educate the audience on what neurodiversity is, including the difference between being neurodiverse and neurodivergent.

The aim of neurodiversity speakers is to provide insights into creating an inclusive workplace that supports neurodivergent individuals.

Topics such as neurodiversity training and the neurodiversity movement can also be covered.

List of popular neurodiversity speaker topics

Popular neurodiversity speaker topics cover autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and other neurological conditions. They also talk about workplace inclusion, diversity, and supporting neurodiverse talent.

Here are five examples of popular neurodiversity speaker topics:

  • "The Autism Advantage: Leveraging Neurodiversity in Your Organization": This topic explores the strengths and benefits of autism. It explains how they can be leveraged in the workplace. 
  • "Dyslexia: Myths, Misconceptions, and Realities": This topic debunks myths and misconceptions surrounding dyslexia. It provides insights into the realities of living and working with dyslexia. 
  • "From ADHD to CEO: Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace": What is neurodiversity UK? This topic highlights the potential of neurodiverse individuals, particularly those with ADHD, to excel in the workplace. The keynote speaker shares personal experiences and strategies for creating a more inclusive workplace for neurodiverse employees.
  • "Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Supporting Neurodiverse  Talent": This topic focuses on how to create an inclusive workplace culture. It supports neurodiverse talent for people in the UK. It provides practical strategies for organisations to attract, retain, and support diverse talent, including individuals with neurodivergent conditions.
  • "Thriving with Dyspraxia: Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Success": This topic addresses the challenges of dyspraxia. It is a neurological condition that affects movement and coordination. It aims to inspire and empower individuals with dyspraxia to reach their full potential.

Expertise and background of Speaker Agency's neurodiversity speakers

1 - Adelina Chalmers

Adelina is an experienced neurodiversity consultant and author, focusing on creating more inclusive workplaces for neurodivergent individuals.

Her expertise lies in developing strategies for improving hiring practices, creating supportive work environments, and training managers to better support neurodiverse employees.

Adelina is a passionate advocate for neurodiversity in the workplace and an engaging speaker.

2 - J Grange

J Grange is a neurodiversity consultant and coach. He specialises in providing training and support for individuals and organisations seeking to improve their understanding and inclusivity towards neurodiverse individuals.

J Grange has a wealth of personal experience as an autistic individual. He uses their unique perspective to offer practical solutions for creating supportive environments for neurodivergent individuals.

3 - Jess Meredith

Jess is a neurodiversity consultant, public speaker, and founder of the Autism Women's Network.

She specialises in advocating for greater understanding and acceptance of neurodivergent individuals, particularly women and girls on the autism spectrum.

Jess is an engaging and dynamic speaker, bringing her personal experiences and expertise to her presentations.

4 - Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

Rachel is an experienced neurodiversity and mental health advocate, author, and speaker.

She draws on her personal experiences of living with ADHD, dyslexia, and mental health challenges to educate audiences on the importance of creating more inclusive and supportive environments for neurodivergent individuals.

Rachel is a passionate advocate for greater understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity in the workplace and beyond.

In this video, Rachel shares her experiences as an autistic person. She explains what true inclusion means, encouraging the attendees to make mistakes and learn from them to create a more accepting workplace.

Link: Inclusion is selfish | Rachel Morgan-Trimmer | TEDxWarrington

How to book a neurodiversity speaker through Speaker Agency?

To book a neurodiversity speaker through our agency, simply visit the speaker's page on our website and click "Book Now" to get in touch with us.

You can also email or call +44 (0) 20 3393 1061 for more information.

Follow @speakeragencyuk on social media to stay up to date on the latest developments in the neurodiversity movement and to see updates from our speakers.

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