Making your workplace more neuro-inclusive
Working Differently is a short film and good practice guide that aims to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance of neurodivergence in the Scottish film and television industry. It’s a collaboration between Screen Scotland, the Portal Studios, and Blazing Griffin Pictures with support from BECTU Vision.
What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent?
In the screen industries, Neurodivergent (ND) minds are currently underrepresented, undisclosed or under-served. Awareness is steadily increasing and it is becoming more common and acceptable for people to be assessed. However, in this sometimes high-pressured and competitive industry, many still face stigma, discrimination and misunderstanding.
We’ve tapped into the experiences of ND talent and experts with the aim to set a new and improved industry standard. This film seeks to turn misconceptions on their head and champion the untapped potential by diversifying teams and “Working Differently.”
Definition: Different people have different wiring. Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. The broad term Neurodivergent describes the neurological differences an individual experiences e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD. Conditions often overlap, so it is very possible that people may have more than one neurodivergence.
Watch the film
Good Practice Guide
The Working Differently Good Practice Guide provides practical information about how you can create a work space that is accomodating to people who are neurodivergent. The Guide is available to download by clicking the link below.