NEURODIVERSITY training courses
Red in the Spectrum designs and delivers neurodiversity training courses for organisations. Here are some examples of the traiing courses we offer: each can be adapted to suit your organisation’s particular needs.
If you provide the venue and the learners, we provide the neurodiversity training you need!
All courses use participatory learning, and can be run online or in person.
Our neurodiversity training courses are either CPD-accredited or are undergoing CPD accreditation.
NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE AND THE UNION
for trade unions NEURODIVERSITY training
This CPD-accredited course runs for a total of six days, and can be run in two (or three) parts. Unions may also select elements of training to run a shorter course.
The course introduces participants to neurodiversity and to their role in campaigning for neuro-inclusive workplaces. Using case studies, it examines the barriers that workplaces put in the way of workers who are autistic, dyspraxic, dyslexic or dyscalculic or have ADHD or Tourette syndrome.
Through participatory learning, we apply the social model of disability to identify measures to reduce these barriers and develop skills in campaigning and negotiating for them.
The course also covers neurodiversity as a health and safety issue, the law, working carers’ rights, neurodiversity issues in wider society, and more.
Usual price: £400 per day.
Overwhelmingly positive feedback
The Royal College of Podiatry asked Janine to help us with training for our staff and activists on how best to support our members who have neurodivergent conditions. Janine’s approach was highly professional, her learning style was excellent and interesting to all participants, and we had overwhelmingly positive feedback.
We will continue to work with Janine and would highly recommend her to other trade unions.
NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE
A short introduction for staff neurodiversity training
A one-hour neurodiversity training seminar, delivered online or in person.
The seminar introduces what neurodiversity is and examines the barriers that workplaces put in the way of people who are autistic, dyspraxic, dyslexic or dyscalculic or have ADHD or Tourette syndrome.
It explains how workplaces can become more for neuro-inclusive, and concludes with discussion of realistic workplace scenarios.
It is the ideal taster of neurodiversity training for your workplace.
Usual price: £80 (unions and non-profits); £160 (public sector bodies and large non-profits); £200 (private companies)
Exceptional and insightful
Janine attended our site in October 2022 to support our Inclusive Employers National Inclusion Month.
Janine gave a talk and presentation on Neurodiversity, its impact on the workplace and impact on employees with over 50 employees present.
Janine’s session was exceptional. The detail was insightful and was well placed for her target audience. The employees found it engaging and informative; and was presented in a relaxed atmosphere which suited the employees with what can be seen as a sensitive topic for some people.
Her knowledge on autism, ADHD and dyslexia was second to none and was able to answer questions afterwards posed by our employees. We will definitely look to Janine to support in future events.
NEURODIVERSITY IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
for barristers’ chambers and others NEURODIVERSITY training
This three-hour CPD-accredited seminar introduces participants to neurodiversity in the justice system and working with minds of all kinds.
This neurodiversity training is suitable for all justice system workplaces, and for organisations campaigning or advocating on neurodiversity in the justice system.
It examines the barriers that workplaces and the justice system put in the way of colleagues, clients and others who are autistic, dyspraxic, dyslexic or dyscalculic or have ADHD or Tourette syndrome.
After this seminar, you will know more about neurodiversity in the justice system and have ideas (and enthusiasm!) for making your work more neuro-inclusive.
Usual price: £1,000 for one three-hour and one two-hour seminar.
Discounts apply for non-profit and public sector organisations.
A number of staff and barristers attended Janine’s training in Neurodiversity in the Justice System. The training involved general information on many neurodivergent conditions, case studies and provided a guide for further learning. The training was very informative, interesting and engaging and all attendees found it incredibly useful. We plan on doing further training with Janine very soon.
NEURODIVERSITY IN THE RAIL INDUSTRY
BESPOKE COURSES FOR RAILWAY COMPANIES: NEURODIVERSITY TRAINING
Rail companies will not find a better or more suitable person to deliver neurodiversity training than Red in the Spectrum’s Janine Booth. Janine has a unique combination of hands-on experience in operational railway work and in neurodiversity.
This training uses railway case studies; addresses the legal obligations of rail companies; considers working practices specific to the rail industry, eg. shiftwork, safety, operational procedures; covers working with neurodivergent passengers and colleagues, and those with neurodivergent dependents.
This CPD-accredited training can run for the length of time that suits you: from a single day to three days, or even longer; or as a short workshop, either standalone or as part of a broader event.
Usual price: £220 per hour or £1,095 per day.
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.
NEURODIVERSITY TRAINING FOR TRADE UNION STAFF
trade union staff NEURODIVERSITY traininG
Trade union staff deal with members, reps, officers, the public and each other ie. with a large and neurologically diverse range of people.
They can make the most of these interactions, and help strengthen the union’s work, with an understanding of neurodiversity and of the needs of dyslexic, autistic, ADHD and other neurodivergent people.
Red in the Spectrum offers neurodiversity training for trade union staff.
The training is planned with input from the union, to meet your specific needs, can range from a short workshop to a course of a day or more, and can be delivered online or in person.
It takes a ‘social model’ approach, identifying barriers to inclusion and how to reduce and remove them, and uses real-life case studies of neurodivergent workers and trade unionists. It directly addresses the role of trade union staff.
Usual price: £80 per hour, up to £400 per day.
Very informative, thought-provoking and useful
Janine delivered a number of session on neurodiversity for staff at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Staff found the sessions very informative, thought-provoking and useful in terms of understanding neurodiversity and how that impacts people and organisation.
Janine presents the subject matter in an easy way to understand and has an honest and engaging style with helpful lived experience of neurodiversity. The sessions are interactive, with a good balance of presentations, group work and breaks.
NEURODIVERSITY TRAINING FOR TRADE UNION EDUCATORS
TRADE UNION EDUCATORS: NEURODIVERSITY TRAINING
Red in the Spectrum offers specialist neurodiversity training for trade union educators.
Workers who attend trade union courses have differing levels of prior education, and some will not have got much from the school system – perhaps especially those who have dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, or who are autistic or ADHD. They may have a particular learning style, and may get more from a trade union course if the environment and communications are right for them.
This neurodiversity training is planned with input from the union, to meet your specific needs, can range from a short workshop to a course of a day or more, and can be delivered online or in person
It takes a ‘social model’ approach, identifying barriers to inclusion and how to reduce and remove them, and looks at neurodivergent trade unionists’ experiences of union education and their recommendations for improvements. It directly addresses the role of trade union educators.
Usual price: £80 per hour, up to £400 per day.
Informative and engaging
Janine provided an excellent overview of neurodiversity from a trade union perspective.
Using the social model of disability, she explained the need for union reps to understand both the nature of specific learning difficulties and how to take this issue forward in the workplace.
The session was informative and engaging, leaving the reps encouraged and enthused to tackle issues that may arise in their workplace.
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 ‘awareness’: we need equality, rights and acceptance.
- that training is most effective when it is participatory and enjoyable