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Four Ways Employers Can Support Neurodiversity at Work

With unemployment at historic lows, employers for the first time in history, have more jobs to fill than candidates to fill them. As a result, some companies are beginning to open their eyes to an untapped part of the labor market. That is those with neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity is a relatively new umbrella term that encompasses people who have dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia and other neurological conditions. These are “spectrum” conditions, with a wide range of Continue reading

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Helping Young Adults with Neurodiversity Reach Their Full Potential

Young adults with neurodiversity, such as these students in a UCLA skills program, are successfully taught social interaction skills.

Some of the world’s most established companies are beginning to tap into the underutilized talent pool of young adults with autism.

Every year, at least 50,000 individuals with neurodiversity will enter adulthood, according to the advocacy organization Autism Speaks. Autism is a disorder that has a wide spectrum, which is why they call it the autism-spectrum Continue reading

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COMING SOON! Entrepreneurship is Creating Meaningful Jobs For People With Neurodiversity

Samuel Bier at work at Popcorn for the People.
Image Credit: Lara Stolman

A family-owned business may be defined as any business in which two or more family members are involved and the majority of ownership or control lies within a family. Family-owned businesses may be the oldest form of business organization. It has been said that the family-owned business is dying out. Well, it appears to be making a comeback. Several families are solving Continue reading

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COMING SOON! 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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