Kelly Grainger

Speaker, trainer and autism advocate

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MIX Diversity Developers - Kelly Grainger
  • Biography

    Kelly Grainger is a leading advocate for awareness and acceptance of Autism and neurodiversity, having been formally diagnosed on the autism spectrum at the age of 44 and with ADHD at 45. Having worked successfully for 23 years in the corporate world with the likes of PepsiCo, Merlin Entertainments and News International before his diagnosis. Kelly is now a speaker, trainer and consultant, sharing how businesses can be more neurodiverse-friendly.

    Kelly is the co-founder of Perfectly Autistic which he and his wife founded as a way to support and guide people diagnosed as autistic, whilst also building a caring community of autistic people to raise. more awareness of the disability. After both he and his children were diagnosed as autistic and with ADHD, Kelly was motivated to help others through their diagnosis. Since then he has partnered with Mind’s Mental Health at Work programme to create toolkits that businesses can use, in order to be more friendly towards neurodiversity in the workplace.

    An advocate for good mental health and understanding of autism and neurodiversity in the workplace, Kelly has been featured by the National Autistic Society magazine and was invited to speak at the 2020 Autism Show and will be speaking again in 2022. He has also been featured in the likes of the Disability Review Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, iNews and BBC radio. Kelly was also invited to work with Heathrow Express to promote awareness of hidden disabilities and has spoken at the United Nations Global Compact Network UK.

    During his keynote talks Kelly shares his experience of being diagnosed autistic in his forties and how businesses can be more inclusive of neurodiversity. Kelly provides workshops and training for corporate clients on how they can create happier, healthier and more productive workplaces, by being inclusive of all. Kelly is passionate to see that autism and neurodiversity are accepted and understood.

    Key Topics:

    • Disability
    • D&I in the Workplace
    • Inclusive Leadership

    Available for:

    • Conference speaking
    • Keynote speaking
    • Virtual events
  • Client Feedback

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    “A huge thank you to you for taking the time to speak to our Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. We got fantastic feedback on your presentation.”

    Karla Drpic
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    “The combination of his personal journey and his detailed knowledge on the subject was really compelling. Kelly was a great speaker. I would recommend Kelly.”

    Kirsty Perkins
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    “It really was brilliant. You really got the engagement from the audience. Thank you for sharing your story and experience.”

    Jen Sullivan
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