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Having a Disability Shouldn’t Mean You Can’t Work

Here are Robert and Matt working on their on-the-job training (OJT) at Daily Bread in Melbourne, FL.

Robert and Matt assembled 35 comfort bags for the folks at Daily Bread in Melbourne, FL as part of their on the job training program. The bags consisted of new socks, shoelaces, combs, toothbrush and toothpaste, water, soup, applesauce, poptarts, gum, razors, lotion, writing pens, notebooks and facial wipes plus a handwritten card. Matt continued the next day Continue reading

Five Characteristics of a Neurodiverse-Friendly Workplace

All business owners should be working towards a world where all people, whether they have neurodiversity or not, can live their lives to the fullest. Here are five characteristics that your business needs to exhibit to become a neurodiverse-friendly workplace. 

In today’s business environment, there are some nasty businesses out there as well some great businesses. Anyone who is in business, whether you have a connection to neurodiversity or not, should be interested in Continue reading

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Exploring Ways Neurodiverse Students Can Move From College to Work

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of neurological disorders. These neurological disorders include autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia and tics.

Chris Rogers and Nick Martin are two students who worked this past summer as interns at the City University of New York to develop a neurodiversity hub model. This proposed model is designed to help support young adult students with autism with improving employment outcomes.
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6 Recommendations Employers Should be Aware of When Managing Employees with ADHD

Many aspects of employment pose a challenge to people with ADHD. The characteristics of good performance at work include: good time management, ability to self-organize, good problem-solving ability, ability to concentrate, self-motivation, and the ability to delay gratification in the pursuit of long-term goals and rewards.

People with ADHD are impaired in the part of the brain that controls executive functions that enables us to perform effectively. People with ADHD have problems with occupational functioning. Continue reading

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