Pioneering Neurodiversity in the Workplace

The neurodiversity training platform connecting the neurodiversity ecosystem.


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Uptimize helps organizations attract and leverage neurodiverse talent.


Our best-in-class online video training is designed specifically to unlock the potential of the neurodiverse workforce. Our vision is world where neurodiversity is universally championed, and where organizations thrive thanks to their neurodiverse teams. We are excited to be on a journey - and to be collaborating with other like-minded organizations - to make that vision a reality.




Key Advisors




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Nick Walker

Author, Educator, & Global Neurodiversity Expert

Nick Walker is an autistic author, educator, speaker, and aikido teacher. He is a faculty member at Sofia University and California Institute of Integral Studies, senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley, California, and Managing Editor at the independent publishing house Autonomous Press. Nick has been an influential figure in shaping autistic community and culture since 2004, and is widely recognized as one of the leading thinkers on neurodiversity.

Nick Walker

Author, Educator, & Global Neurodiversity Expert

Nick Walker is an autistic author, educator, speaker, and aikido teacher. He is a faculty member at Sofia University and California Institute of Integral Studies, senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley, California, and Managing Editor at the independent publishing house Autonomous Press. Nick has been an influential figure in shaping autistic community and culture since 2004, and is widely recognized as one of the leading thinkers on neurodiversity.


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Valerie Paradiz

International Autism Expert

Val is a leading figure in the autism sphere in the United States. Val has extensive expertise in developing curricula for educational programs relating to people with autism, and founded the Integrated Self Advocacy (ISA) program, which provides tools and curricula to foster greater ability in self-determination. Formerly the Executive Director of the Autistic Global Initiative.

Valerie Paradiz

International Autism Expert

Val is a leading figure in the autism sphere in the United States. Val has extensive expertise in developing curricula for educational programs relating to people with autism, and founded the Integrated Self Advocacy (ISA) program, which provides tools and curricula to foster greater ability in self-determination. Formerly the Executive Director of the Autistic Global Initiative.


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Christine Barratt

Leadership & Management Skills Coach

Christine is an experienced, AoEC- qualified executive skills coach and founder of leadership development consultancy Velocity at Work. Christine leverages her 30 years business experience – much of it seniormanagement – to provide commercial, results-oriented business coaching and mentoring. She focuses on leadership development.

Christine Barratt

Leadership & Management Skills Coach

Christine is an experienced, AoEC- qualified executive skills coach and founder of leadership development consultancy Velocity at Work. Christine leverages her 30 years business experience – much of it seniormanagement – to provide commercial, results-oriented business coaching and mentoring. She focuses on leadership development.


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Allison Shefcyk

Disability & Education Professional and Researcher

Allison has contributed to notable and leading research in the field of gender and disability – specifically autism – at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Connecticut. Having co-authored a number of papers and articles on this topic, she now provides Uptimize with insight specifically through the lens of gender and autism, helping us continue to produce the most relevant, accurate content materials. 

Allison Shefcyk

Disability & Education Professional and Researcher

Allison has contributed to notable and leading research in the field of gender and disability – specifically autism – at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Connecticut. Having co-authored a number of papers and articles on this topic, she now provides Uptimize with insight specifically through the lens of gender and autism, helping us continue to produce the most relevant, accurate content materials. 



Key People




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Ed Thompson

Director

Ed founded Uptimize to bring slick online learning tools to critical areas of education and employment. He became passionate about not just diversity – but its business impact - while developing diversity initiatives in the London tech sector, notably co-founding the successful apprenticeships program ‘Tech City Stars’. He is a graduate of Oxford University.

Ed Thompson

Director

Ed founded Uptimize to bring slick online learning tools to critical areas of education and employment. He became passionate about not just diversity – but its business impact - while developing diversity initiatives in the London tech sector, notably co-founding the successful apprenticeships program ‘Tech City Stars’. He is a graduate of Oxford University.







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