Samantha Nuttall is The Neurodivergent Coach and she talks to Lou about life as a neurodivergent mum to two neurodivergent sons and the interesting lightbulb moment she had that led her to develop her business as The Neurodivergent Coach. Sam is passionate about helping neurodivergent people to overcome disability discrimination barriers with employment. She's on a mission to change the life and employment outcomes for all Neurodivergent individuals, at an individual, organisational and systemic level. Music to Lou's ears! They get "fired up" as they chat and put the wrongs to right. An energetic discussion that really will give listeners food for thought.
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Resources discussed during this episode:
The Neurodivergent Coach website: https://www.theneurodivergentcoach.org/
I have just launched a page specifically for parents, teens and young adults https://www.theneurodivergentcoach.org/neurodivergent-teen-and-parent-workshop
Instagram Samantha_a_nuttall or the_neurodivergent_coach
Links to some of the organisations I mentioned:
Saved – Charity
Relevant research papers (some from the UK but just as relevant here)
The research talking to the active discrimination that occurs towards neurodivergent job seekers
Deloitte paper talking about the impact of ADHD on participation in thw workforce
Facts and Stats about Neurodivergent employment in Australia
Autism specific paper regarding employment in Australia
Excellent research from AMAZE regarding employment for Autistic people.