Neurodivergence in Transport and Travel: Line Manager Support and Training

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This report has been commissioned by the TSSA. The purpose of
this report is to gather, analyse and conclude on key information
on the line management of neurodivergent staff (i.e. employees
diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD or
autism). So that the TSSA can develop a bespoke training, toolkit,
guidance and advice for line managers who are responsible for
managing neurodivergent employees.


Information was gathered on the line management of neurodiverse
employees from three sources: extant literature; secondary
analysis of primary data from interviews with transport industry
line managers; and, primary data gathered from interviews.
Findings were analysed based on identifying facilitators required
to effectively line manager neurodivergent employees and the
challenges line managers face when managing neurodivergent
employees. The findings were analysed by applying the social
model of disability.


Support practices for line managers appeared sophisticated,
extensive and wide-ranging. However, there appears to be a gap
between the rhetoric of organisational support for such activities
and the experiences of line managers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTransport Salaried Staffs' Association
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2019


  • TSSA
  • Neurodiversity
  • Neurodivergent
  • Trade union
  • Line management
  • Training


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