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Thinking differently about neurodiversity

Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia – most of us have heard of these neurodiverse conditions. But even if you do not have a diagnosed condition, you are still neurodiverse in some way – no two human minds are the same.

In this episode, we hear from Dr Louise Karwowski, Director of Education at Cognassist, and Paul Eeles, Chief Executive at the Skills and Education Group.

Louise says that individuals should take neurodiversity assessments to unearth their ‘hidden needs’ so that they have the best chance of succeeding. Paul then shares how taking an assessment has helped him understand himself better and work more effectively.

Join us to increase your understanding of neurodiversity, how it affects us all, and why it should be celebrated.

About Dr Louise Karwowski

Louise is Co-Director of the Creative Arts Mental Health Alliance CIC and is passionate about breaking down barriers to learning. For 14 years, she worked with disabled higher education students through the DSA funding. She saw first-hand that with the correct understanding and support, disabled learners can have an equal chance of success as their peers. Louise has been at Cognassist since day one, she now supports various teams and leads vital research and development.

About Paul Eeles:

Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the post-16 skills sector, including seven years as a lecturer and 13 years managing work-based learning with colleges and independent providers. For the past two decades, he has been on the senior teams of all of the key membership bodies across the further education and skills sector, representing apprenticeship providers and colleges. More recently, along with being the Chief Executive of Skills and Education Group, he has been on the Board of and Chaired the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) representing awarding organisations across the UK. Paul is also a member of the Boards of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), the Helena Kennedy Foundation and safeguarding charity, thirtyone:eight. Paul is also a member of WorldSkills UK’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group.


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