We're on a mission to support neurodivergent team members better. Pento stands for the fact that brain differences, such as autism and dyslexia, are normal variations in the human population, rather than deficits or disorders.
Recognising and embracing such differences is important when building an inclusive environment and one which is higher performing — neurodivergent team members can bring different perspectives, and we know that diverse and different teams produce better work.
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We don’t yet know who on the team identify as being neurodivergent. We will be launching a yearly diversity, equity, and inclusion survey but in the meantime, we encourage you to speak to us about your differences and needs.
To embrace neurodiversity is to appreciate how minds that think differently might have different insights and perspectives than other people across the team. Our neurodivergent team members may also have different preferences and ways of working than others across the team, and this may come through as different communication styles, approaches or coping mechanisms. Most neurodiversity is an invisible disability, a disability that is not immediately apparent; sometimes called a hidden disability.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing.
Short for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD is a condition characterised by symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. But not all of these need to be present for a person to be diagnosed with ADHD.
Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability in math. Some people with dyscalculia have difficulty performing calculations and solving problems. Others struggle with basic math operations like multiplication and division. Having dyscalculia can make it hard to do everyday tasks. Cooking, grocery shopping, and getting places on time all involve basic math skills, which are known as number sense.