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AchieveAbility Survey


The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission for Dyslexia & Neurodivergent people: Opening the doors to employment

We want to hear your experiences  

The charity Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on dyslexia & neurodivergence we recognise that all selection procedures are intended to identify the best person for the job. However, we have reason to expect that dyslexic and other neurodivergent applicants may be prevented from applying, or being successful in their application, even when they could be the best person for the job. This questionnaire is intended to discover the current state of play, to uncover good practice and make recommendations. All responses will remain confidential and we would like to thank you for your help.will investigate the barriers to employment and identify recruitment processes that advantage/disadvantage neurodivergent people (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, asperger’s). The aim is to find out how recruitment and probation processes might be improved and highlight good practice in these areas.  

This report will make recommendations to the Government to remove barriers to employment and identify recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people.The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. As dyslexic people, and those who are neurodivergent, represent the highest percentage of adults who are disabled (British Dyslexia Association) this Commission is vital in order to represent the issues for this community, as well as revealing their intellect, value and strengths within the workplace.

PLEASE could we ask you to help fill in this survey for The AchieveAbility Westminster Commission. 

You must be a Employer or filling this survey on behalf of an Employer to staff within the United Kingdom to help with this survey.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 1st March 2017 23:59

Employer survey Website Link 

Social Media Link
Any Press contact can use this link below
Any Paper copy please return to email address this email address:

This Commission is made up of the following members:

Barry Sheerman MP ( Chair of the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission)

Lord Addington  Adviser (dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate),

Dr Ross Cooper Design of surveys, report writing (AchieveAbility- dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)

Melanie Jameson Publicity, dissemination, networks and adviser (Chair of Dyslexia Adult Network)

Craig Kennady Technology and surveys (dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)

Emily Christou Adviser (National Strategy coordinator for the Autism report)

Richard Todd, Quality assurance (Dyspraxia Foundation)

Pierre Marsh Expertise on diversity (AchieveAbility- dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)

Katherine Hewlett, Continuity, report writing (AchieveAbility-dyslexic and neurodivergent advocate)

Intended outcomes of the Commission

To close the dyslexic and neurodivergent employment gap

To demonstrate barriers to recruitment

To consider how dyslexic and neurodivergent people deal with disclosure

To profile a set of good practice case studies

To outline a series of recommendations on policy, law and practice

To feed into the government’s stated aim of Halving the Disability Employment Gap 

We are committed to providing this survey in the most accessible format as possible if you find doing this survey particularly difficult and would sooner speak to someone please leave your details on our commision phone line or send a text and we will ensure to return your call asap

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