Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness: Red in the Spectrum

Red in the Spectrum goes beyond neurodiversity awareness and empowers your organisation to make change.

Red in the Spectrum’s mission is to make a more inclusive world by enabling organisations to remove barriers and reap the benefits of working with minds of all kinds.

Red in the Spectrum is run by neurodivergent people, and provides your organisation with training designed specifically for you. We can follow this up with speakers, materials, advice and entertainers to power your progress towards becoming neuro-inclusive.

We take a progressive approach, based on the social model of disability, the neurodiversity paradigm, and the principle of ‘nothing about us with us’.

Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness: Red in the Spectrum

Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness:
What we can do with and for you

  • train your people about neurodiversity – from short workshops to long courses, online or in person
  • provide speakers about neurodiversity, or any particular aspect of it – telling life experiences, good practice, success stories, ideas for change, and more
  • run a stall at your event with information about neurodiversity, staffed by neurodivergent people who can engage and discuss with attendees
  • mentor your people in developing their work on neurodiversity
  • advise and support you in making your organisation more inclusive of neurodivergent staff, members, volunteers and clients, identifying practical and positive changes that you can make
  • write and produce materials: briefing documents, leaflets, videos and more
  • arrange entertainment by neurodivergent performers

Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness
Our values: we believe

  • that humanity is neurologically diverse and that this is beneficial
  • that minority neurotypes bring strengths as well as challenges
  • that your organisation will be stronger if it becomes more inclusive of neurodivergent people
  • in the social model of disability, understanding that society disables people who have impairments and/or differences
  • in the slogan ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ – that barriers can only be removed by listening to neurodivergent people rather than talking over us
  • in accessibility as standard, not ‘as required’
  • that neurodivergent people need more than ‘neurodiversity awareness’: we need equality, rights and acceptance.
  • that training is most effective when it is participatory and enjoyable.

All our speakers, trainers and performers are neurodivergent, and all share these beliefs.

Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness:
Red in the Spectrum on social media

You can follow Red in the Spectrum on the following social platforms. Please do!

By following Red in the Spectrum on social media, you will see our latest blog posts, events, services and news. You can post comments and ask questions. You can help build our network of people going beyond neurodiversity awareness and organising for rights and change.

(And we might follow you back!)

Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness:
Read more

  • Read about our courses here.
  • Read what people and organisations we have trained have to say about us here.
  • Read our blog here.
  • Contact us here.

Red in the Spectrum is a member of the CPD Certification Service.

Everyone was motivated and enthusiastic

Janine tutored a two-day ‘introduction to neurodiversity’ course that I organised, held at London Bridge station.
Neurodiversity and its different effects and presentations is a hugely misunderstood area. On the railway, we meet people whose plans can be disrupted and routes changed with no notice. Neurodivergent people may struggle with these situations more and need railway workers to recognise and understand the additional support they may need.
Janine’s training was excellent. Everyone was motivated and enthusiastic about the course and the way she delivered it. They benefited hugely from the course that she wrote and delivered for us. She is an excellent tutor who works cooperatively with her students so they get the best out of the training. I would definitely recommend her training.
Janine is also a kind, friendly and welcoming person who uses those qualities to ensure everyone is comfortable and gets the most from her training.

Sue Gazzard
Lifelong Learning Steering Committee, Southeastern
Beyond Neurodiversity Awareness: Red in the Spectrum