Kelly Grainger is a leading advocate for awareness and acceptance of neurodiversity, having been formally diagnosed as autistic at 44 and with ADHD at 45. Having worked successfully for 23 years in corporate settings with the likes of PepsiCo, Merlin Entertainments and News International before his diagnosis, Kelly is now travelling the country as a speaker sharing how businesses can be more accepting of neurodiversity.
Kelly is the co-founder of Perfectly Autistic, which he launched with his wife Hester after both he and his children were diagnosed as autistic and then with ADHD. Kelly was motivated to help others through their diagnosis. Since then, he has been approached by Mind’s Mental Health at Work programme to create toolkits, workshops and training programmes that businesses can use, in order to be more friendly towards neurodiversity in the workplace.
An advocate for good mental health and understanding of neurodiversity in the workplace, Kelly has been featured by the National Autistic Society and was invited to speak at The Autism Show 2021, 2022 and 2023. He has also been featured in the likes of the Disability Review Magazine, Huffington Post, The Independent, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. 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.
Now booked as a speaker for a variety of corporate and public events, Kelly shares his experience of autism and ADHD and how businesses can be more inclusive of neurodiversity. In his proficiency as a speaker, Kelly provides workshops for corporate clients on how they can create happier, healthier and more productive workplaces, by being inclusive of all.
A contributor to BBC radio, Kelly is passionate to see that autism and neurodiversity are accepted and understood. When looking for a speaker who will help your business to become more inclusive, look no further than the engaging Kelly Grainger - the ‘go-to speaker on neurodiversity and autism’.
“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.”
“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.”
“It really was brilliant. You really got the engagement from the audience. Thank you for sharing your story and experience.”