Episode #101 - Creating a Neuro-inclusive workplace with Dr Lutza Ireland

Why You’ve Got To Listen To Today’s Episode:

In this episode of Big Dreams Great Teams™, I interview Dr. Lutza Ireland (Autistic/ADHD/she/her) a psychologist, multi-award-winning designer, researcher, and international speaker who is passionate about neuro-inclusion.

This episode explores neurodiversity and celebrates the unique strengths of different minds, and shares insights into neuro-inclusion, which involves conscious efforts to include individuals with distinct cognitive profiles like autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, and dyslexia.

The conversation shares practical ways to make your workplace more neuro-inclusive and also covers the increasing awareness of neurodiversity, driven by COVID-19 and the link between entrepreneurship and ADHD. Dr Lutzer discusses how neurodiversity is universally applicable to businesses and can improve the performance of all team members within an organisation through the ‘curb cut’ effect.

Dr Lutza shares best practices for neuro-inclusive workplaces including universal design principles, focusing on clarity, collaboration, and effective tool usage.

Tune in for an insightful conversation about this important topic.


Connect with Dr Lutza:

Dr Lutza (Autistic/ADHD/she/her) is a psychologist and multi-award-winning social designer. She uses design thinking and co-design methods to embed inclusion in products and services. Her work includes custom-designed ND employment pilots and inclusion frameworks for large, matrixed corporations. Her clients and collaborations include Google, Accenture, Woolworths and Rio Tinto.


Dr Lutza specialises in neuro-inclusion at work, including:

  •   Assessment and diagnosis for Autism and ADHD
  •   Needs assessment, recommendations, and review for reasonable accommodations
  •   Corporate training and consulting 

As a passion project, Dr Lutza is developing UGuide, a platform for assessing and sharing “human user guides” for work preferences and reasonable accommodations.



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