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.
To be successful, behavior therapies for autism have to be aggressive. Some pediatric neurologists suggests behavior therapies should run for about 20 plus hours per week for months if not years. Early detection is always key to have positive results.
The average age of autism for a child is four years old. This is considered a late diagnosis and many of these children are not able to complete the required therapy during those early developmental Continue reading →
Even though October was Disability Employment Awareness Month, we should make every month Disability Employment Awareness Month. Every business owner should be trained to be advocates for people with disabilities so that they can better able to recognize the impediments that these people face when seeking employment and when actually working. Knowing these impediments can better help an employer focus on the strengths that people with disabilities have and reward for those strengths.
More than 100 HR professionals attended a workshop at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Mount Washington, MD. The purpose of the workshop was to build a neurodiverse workplace.
Ed is a client working with employU at Centerline Utilities as an Engineering Technician in Palm City. It has taken Ed many years to get to the point where he felt he was ready for gainful employment again. Today, Ed works with a project management team Continue reading →