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Adult ADHD: What do employers need to know?

In this episode 167 of the Podcast I am joined by Tony Coward, who is a coach for adults with ADHD. Tony himself has been diagnosed with ADHD which led him to seek out others with the condition and begin his journey to becoming an accredited ADHD coach.

In this episode we will cover:

  • What adult ADHD is.
  • How to recognise and seek an assessment for ADHD.
  • Why employers need to be aware of adult ADHD within the workforce.
  • Adjustments that can be made to assist employees with ADHD.
  • When ADHD can be a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.

Helpful Resources

Contact Tony by email: or via his website:


I’ve been where you are. I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to figure out why I struggled with tasks that other people seemed to find easy. Wondering why my potential felt aspirational rather than achievable. Frustrated that the efforts I put into my endeavours were rarely reflected by the results I achieved.


ADHD UK is a relatively new charity focused on ADHD. It has been created by people with ADHD for people with ADHD. The best place to start is our About ADHD page.

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More Resources for you

We have a variety of free documents and letters which are available to download here: DIY Documents

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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