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Carl Mumford delivering a presentation in Lisbon on Neurodiversity, digitalisation and prison

Prison Digital Transition Working Group in Lisbon

Last week, between the 16th and 17th of May, Creased Puddle was invited to deliver a presentation on the intersection of neurodiversity and digitalisation…

Policing, parenting, ADHD, and me

By Detective Sergeant Clare Hargreaves, Avon & Somerset Police, Cyber Team Manager.  My name is Clare, I am 49 years old, a Police Officer,…

Performance, Conduct & Neurodiversity with the Metropolitan Police

On 30th April 2024, Creased Puddle hosted a ‘Performance, Conduct, and Neurodiversity’ training session for the Department of Professional Standards (DPS) of the Metropolitan…

Carl Mumford joins the team

Creased Puddle is excited to announce that former Metropolitan Police officer Carl Mumford has joined the team as a Neurodiversity Trainer, Criminal Justice Consultant…

Neurodiversity in frontline policing

Caroline Turner was recently invited to contribute an article to Police Professional for their Executive Viewpoint feature. You can read the full article here:

Neurodiversity Celebration Week – A Celebration of Difference

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative founded by Siena Castellon, that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and to support organisations to recognise the advantages of being neurodivergent, creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences.

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Dr Alice Siberry questions what the celebration of difference really means and what the world would look like if it were ‘accessible by default’.

There is often a great deal of consideration about reasonable adjustments, adjusted working practices and generally, how organisations can be more neuroinclusive. In particular, people want to know how to implement reasonable adjustments for neurodivergent people in order to enable them to work to their strengths.

High vs. Low Demand Tasks

At Creased Puddle, we recognise that everyone experiences the world differently. To demonstrate, different people will experience going to the petrol station differently.

Person 1:
• The petrol light comes on in your car.
• You drive to the petrol station.
• You fill up your car with petrol and pay.
• You drive away.

Person 2:
• The petrol light comes on in your car.
• You have to decide when in your day to go to the petrol station.
• You conclude that you can only go at 5pm, which is probably going to make the petrol station really busy because it’s rush hour.
• You decide to try the next day instead, having to decide which will be the best petrol station to go to from home, rather than work.
• You have to decide what time to set off, to make sure you can get petrol and arrive at work on time.
• You drive to the petrol station.
• You have to decide how much petrol to put in the car.
• Once you’ve decided, you have to decide which pump to pull up at.
• You pull up and get out of your car.
• You fill up your car with petrol.
• You go into the shop to pay.
• You realise you need milk, which means finding the milk in the shop.
• You pay, whilst having to conduct small talk with the cashier.
• You drive away.

Creased Puddles first Neurodiversity for Occupational Health Professionals Workshop

The course raised and discussed the concept of neurodiversity and its impact in the OH arena. It emphasised the evolving nature of neurodiversity, which is defined as the acceptance of diverse brains. The workshop addressed various neurodivergent conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and Tourette’s syndrome, outlining their characteristics, statistics, skill sets and associated challenges. It also offered a comprehensive understanding of the diverse cognitive profiles of neurodiverse individuals.