The Human Inclusion Podcast with Paul Anderson-Walsh and Natalie Venturini

What my son’s journey with autism has taught me about inclusion

In this episode of The Human Inclusion Podcast, Paul Anderson-Walsh from Enolla Consulting (formally The Centre for Inclusive Leadership) interviews Natalie Venturini, Head of Marketing at Acuity and, Sister brand, Stanton House.

Natalie compassionately recounts her journey as a mother to a young boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), shedding light on the daily hurdles they face.

She emphasises the toll that adhering to societal norms takes on individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions like her son, urging for greater tolerance, empathy, and adaptability.

Identifying a lag in societal acceptance, particularly in the realm of employment, Natalie, with her background in recruitment, underscores the urgency of educating employers about neurodiversity.

Her son’s journey has profoundly shaped her understanding of inclusion, and this episode offers valuable insights for both parents and employers alike. Watch the full episode here!

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Explore the strengths and challenges of those with different neurodevelopmental conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

Ensure your hiring processes are inclusive to neurominorities and discover some of the practical interventions you can apply throughout the recruitment process including:

  • Job design & person specification
  • Job advert
  • Job application process
  • Assessment & shortlisting
  • Interviewing
  • Onboarding & embedding