Educating BBC Sport staff on the evolving world of neurodiversity
14 November 2023
This afternoon at MediaCityUK in Salford, I hosted neurodiversity training for staff of BBC Sport, covering responsible reporting.
Exploring language, representation, duty of care and my experience on BBC series Inside Our Autistic Minds, I took staff through the basics of neurodiversity before discussing the best ways to report on it.
Presenting eight months after I hosted the BBC Sport Open Day for disabled and neurodivergent talent, I finished by issuing a rallying cry, explaining how neurodiversity is often an 'after-thought' and that, in the media industry, we are 'miles off' accurate representation.
A huge thanks to the internal communications team within BBC Sport for letting me run this session and all those who came along. I am incredibly passionate about providing value for all for licence fee payers as well as balanced and fair coverage of neurodivergent people.
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