Internal sources of support
The Staff Disability Advisor offers advice, support and guidance to any member of disabled staff, including those with neurodivergent conditions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact her for advice on what support is available to you both within the University and externally, and what reasonable adjustments you might benefit from.
The Occupational Health Service can also provide support and advice. They are not currently able to undertake diagnoses, but they can advise on the options available to you.
The Disabled Staff Network offers peer support and a space to share experiences and seek advice.
The Neurodiversity at Oxford project, launched in 2021, supports, celebrates and empowers neurodivergent staff and students. The first project of its kind at the University, it offers staff and students a wide range of events and activities, providing information, support and opportunities to build social and professional networks. The project also offers mentoring to neurodivergent graduate students and staff.
Watch a recording of two presentations from the EDI Hub event 'Neurodiversity in the Workplace'. The first presentation is about the support available to neurodivergent staff in Oxford and the second presentation provides an overview of the Neurodiversity at Oxford project.
Any adjustments need to be made with the individual’s needs in mind – there is no ‘one size fits all’. However, common adjustments for neurodivergent staff include:
- Flexible working, including working from home
- Agreed regular workstation / no hot desking
- Specific adjustments to office lighting/ventilation
- Noise cancelling headphones
- Agreed methods of communicating with manager and colleagues
- Amended work duties
- More regular supervision