Meet The Brain Charity’s neurodiversity trainers

The Brain Charity’s neurodiversity training sessions are delivered by people who are directly affected by neurodivergence. Each of our trainers is either neurodivergent themselves, or the parent or carer of someone who is neurodivergent.

Our trainers bring a wealth of experience, insight, and passion to their roles, empowering others to embrace neurodiversity and helping businesses to thrive.

Meet some of the trainers delivering sessions on why it’s important for organisations to embrace neurodiversity below.


Gregory is an Associate Trainer for our workplace neurodiversity training.

We caught up with him during Neurodiversity Celebration Week to chat about why it’s important to celebrate brain differences.

He said: “I find it very rewarding how emotionally resonant people find our training and there are so many people affected who for the first time feel equipped to talk about a condition.

“What’s amazing about having a celebration week is we can recognise different perspectives. That’s part of what makes an amazing environment, to encourage people not to be the same.

“Why not be different alongside each other rather than different in competition?

“A rising tide lifts all ships. When we recognise in a workplace or school someone has a different life experience to ourselves – it can be difficult to navigate but with empathy we can experience the joy of seeing the world through someone else’s eyes. It deepens our own experience by letting other people in.”

A young man in a suit speaking to an audience of trainees on one of our workplace neurodiversity training courses
Associate Trainer Gregory


A young man in a shirt and jacket. He is wearing glasses and has a sunflower hidden disability lanyard around his neck. He is smilnig at the camera.
Associate Trainer Jack

Jack, 22, is another of our Associate Trainers.

He has a diagnosis of autism and dyspraxia and delivers training on how workplaces can support neurodivergent employees and help create a culture of inclusion. This is not only important for employers, but helps businesses thrive too.

Jack is currently studying a PhD in cultural change, neurodiversity and the criminal justice system. He has worked with the FBI, Metropolitan Police, the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, ADHD Foundation, Counter Terrorism Policing and The Jockey Club, advising on neurodiversity.

He offers the following advice for employers who want to support neurodivergent employees.

“The most important thing is to actually listen to an individual. But remember, once you’ve met one neurodivergent person, you’ve met one neurodivergent person. Every single person’s needs are very different.

“It’s important to build a culture of trust as it’s getting people to be confident in disclosing and seeking support. Small changes like following up a verbal request with an email can really help, as well as providing lists of tasks in priority order.

“There have been brilliant studies done where neurodivergent employees are given tasks from across organisations to help problem solve and find solutions that might have been missed. There are real benefits to embracing and supporting neurodivergent employees.”

To learn more about our neurodiversity training, please click here.