You need to be a member to receive support with your neurodiversity from TSSA. You can join below.
It is more than likely that if you have neurodiversity you don’t know, weren’t diagnosed in childhood and have so far gone through life feeling out-of-sync. It is for this reasons that most adults who are undiagnosed don’t find out they might be neurodiverse until someone in their family or close friends gets a diagnosis or, something happens and someone mentions it to you.
Common key indicators can be
- Good problem solving skills
- Above average verbal skills
- Difficulty making and maintaining friendships
- Being clumsy
- Poor memory retention
- Muddling words (spoken or written)
- Missing jokes or sarcasm
- Struggling to read between the lines
- Always needing to do something or conversely struggling to do what you need to do and focusing on other stuff instead
- Very empathetic
If you find most, or all, of these apply to you and have on and off throughout your life, you may want to talk to someone and find out more. TSSA can help with finding out if you are neurodivergent. We can help you get the legal rights and adjustments in the workplace you are entitled to. We can support you through finding out more about yourself.
Your first call should be talking to your TSSA rep. If you don't have one, or don't know who it is, please contact the TSSA Helpdesk.
Member advice from our Helpdesk
If you are a TSSA member and are looking for advice or assistance in connection with your employment or membership, you can contact our Members’ Helpdesk.
We can advise on a range of workplace issues including; discipline and grievance hearing, maternity rights and redundancy.
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Please note: we cannot undertake to provide advice to non-members, to members of other unions, or to members on behalf of their partners/friends. If you are not yet a member, please join TSSA online.