Neuro Inclusivity Lunch: How to Embrace Autism for a Thriving Workforce

Neuro Inclusivity Lunch: How to Embrace Autism for a Thriving Workforce

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Republic London - Import Building

2 Clove Crescent



United Kingdom

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Join us for lunch and an expert-led talk from The National Autistic Society at Republic as part of our Good Business Series.

About this event

Recent data from the Office of National Statistics suggests that just 29% of autistic people are in any form of work.

But as one autistic job seeker highlights, “Autistic people have some very valuable skills which can be applied in the workplace. They might have very good attention to detail, or be really good at sticking to routines...everyone has different skills but there will always be something."

Over lunch, learn the simple steps businesses can take to make positive change, and how neuro inclusivity can be game changing for your business and team.

We'll explore:

  • What is neurodiversity, specifically autism?
  • The Autism Employment Gap - what needs to change?
  • Why recruitment methods aren’t accessible to everyone
  • Spotting opportunities - the business benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Practical adjustments every business can make to become a neuro-inclusive employer


12:00 - Arrival - meet and greet

12:15 - Lunch (complimentary!)

12:30 - National Autistic Society talk

13:15 - Q&A

13:30 - Event ends

Who is this event for?

  • Employers and business leaders
  • Anyone who would like to know more about neuro inclusivity at work


This event will take place in the stunning top floor event space at Republic London. Head to the Import Building reception for entry.

Meet the speaker, Richmal Maybank

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Richmal Maybank is an Employer Engagement Manager working for the National Autistic Society, leading the Autism at Work programme. Richmal champions the autistic workforce, supporting employers to identify opportunities and ensure they are confident supporting autistic people in the workplace.

Do you run a startup ? The Greenhouse @ Republic

The Greenhouse is an exciting new workspace for early-stage entrepreneurs and start-ups to grow their businesses. Our mission is to offer space and business support to the people of Poplar, Republic tenants, graduates of the UWS and impact-focused businesses.

By working together, we are able to provide opportunities and make connections that benefit the people that live in our neighbourhoods.

The Greenhouse @ Republic is powered by The Trampery, Trilogy and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).


About The Good Business Series

The Good Business Series is an events programme supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in building more responsible businesses.

It follows the principles of the Good Business Charter, a simple accreditation that organisations in the UK can sign up to in recognition of responsible business practices.

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We are on the ground floor and have step-free access. We have gender-neutral toilets and a quiet space available should you require it during your visit. If you would like to speak to the team about access or have questions about visiting the space, please email us at

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