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Podcast 425 | The Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative with Catherine Lee 

Catherine  Lee of Lethbridge Piper and Associates ADHD reWired podcast

In this episode, Eric is joined by Catherine Lee, the director of Lethbridge Piper & Associates, an Australian occupational health and safety management consultancy.  For 30 years, Catherine has advised employers, CEOs, boards, executives, and leadership teams on strategic health and safety management.  She holds post-graduate degrees in occupational health and safety management and is a certified occupational health and safety professional. Catherine created the Neurodiverse Safe Initiative for making work safe, healthy, and inclusive for neurodiverse workers.  Get her ebook Other Topics & Questions in this Episode: How did Catherine’s work in occupational health and safety lead to her own diagnosis?  Under what circumstances may an employee with ADHD feel like they need to stop taking their medication? What is the potential value of a person with ADHD, or any person who is neurodiverse, as an employee?  How is Catherine getting the information she’s gathered into places of employment for leaders and management to understand what safety and acceptance really means in the workplace? How can employers integrate neurodiverse persons in their companies?  What’s the “selling point” for people/employers who are not empathetic towards different kinds of brains?

Credits: Resources & Honorable Mentions: Website:   Podcast:   Discover the ADHD reWired Podcast Family: with Brendan Mahan with Will Curb with MJ Siemens




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ADHD Safe Work Webinar

Webinar: ADHD Safe Work – More than just noise cancelling headphones with Catherine Lee

Every employer knows that if a job candidate or employee discloses that they have a disability, then the employer must make reasonable adjustments to help them perform in the job. So if someone says they have ADHD you just give them a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, right? Because that’s what we did for the last guy with ADHD and he was happy with that.

But what happens if the disability is a mental health or neurodivergent condition, such as ADHD and the candidate or employee does not tell their employer?

What happens if the candidate or employee does not know they have ADHD?

What if the candidate or employee knows they have ADHD but does not consider it to be a disability as far as their work is concerned?


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Most adults with ADHD do not disclose their condition to their employer because they either fear discrimination and judgement or because they do not believe it affects their work performance and so they should not have to disclose their own personal medical information. And who can blame them?

Much of the current advice provided to adults with ADHD in relation to telling their employer is:
1) Here are some tips and tricks about how you can perform effectively at work; and
2) Here are the pros and cons of disclosing to your employer. But think carefully about it. It’s probably best not to if you think you don’t think your employer will be accomodating.

In this webinar, presented as part of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association webinar series, Catherine explains some of the barriers to disclosure, the problems that non-disclosure can cause for both the worker and the employer, and introduces the Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative, which has been established to make workplaces safe, healthy and inclusive for neurodiverse workers.

Learning Objectives of the ADHD Safe Work Webinar:

  • Learn about “The Vicious Cycle of Non- Disclosure” and why it’s a problem for adults with ADHD and their employers
  • Learn why reasonable adjustments like noise-cancelling headphones may not go far enough to ensure worker safety
  • Learn two approaches employers can adopt to create work that is safe, healthy and inclusive for everyone, even their ADHD workers who may not need noise cancelling headphones!


Here’s what some of the webinar attendees had to say …

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