Neurodiversity / Autism

Awareness Drives Acceptance: Join IN to Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month

As Disability:IN recognizes Autism Acceptance Month this April, we encourage organizations to engage in honest conversations, seek out resources, and actively involve individuals with autism in shaping inclusive policies and practices. While progress has been made over the past year, there is still work to be done to increase [...]

Shedding Light on Daylight Saving Time: Ensuring Inclusivity for People with Disabilities

While Daylight Saving Time might seem like a minor inconvenience or an hour of lost sleep for many, it can have a considerable impact on people with disabilities. As companies strive to foster inclusive environments, it's important to consider the unique challenges this time shift may present.  Routine Adaptation: [...]

Partner Spotlight: Lumen

Lumen wins Disability:IN award & partners with Texthelp to offer life-changing tech to neurodiverse employees According to Lumen’s FRIENDS (Friends Respecting Inspiring Everyone Needing Disability Support) Employee Resource Group, being a neurodiverse employee at a tech company like Lumen can present unique struggles to communicate effectively and professionally. These [...]

Partner Spotlight: CAI

Unlock untapped talent with CAI Neurodiverse Solutions CAI Neurodiverse Solutions is an end-to-end neurodiversity employment program that helps clients realize the benefits of neurodiversity. Developed by global technology services firm CAI, the organization’s successful employment model is designed to bring the underutilized and untapped talent pool of neurodivergent individuals [...]

Entrepreneur: What Is the Economic Impact of Hiring Autistic, Neurodivergent and Disabled Talent? Here’s What You Should Know.

Here are nine reasons why disability inclusion benefits not just workplaces but the overall economy as well. Much as the world sings paeans of praise about how disability inclusion has become an integral part of workplace culture, concerns around return on investment remain a major deterrence for many organizations [...]

Join IN and Celebrate April as Autism Acceptance Month

Join IN to Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month Autism Acceptance Month is recognized annually in April. Originally started in 1970 as “Autism Awareness Month,” the Autistic community continuously calls for more than just ‘awareness’ but for public acceptance and celebration. Many of us have a narrow understanding of Autism and [...]

Partner Spotlight: Southwest Airlines

Create Inclusion Every Day The Southwest Airlines Accommodations Team Inclusion has always been at the Heart of Southwest Airlines®. Southwest recognizes, respects, and values differences. By fostering a Culture that embraces and utilizes our diversity, we create competitive advantages in Teamwork and innovation that contribute to our overall success. [...]

The Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable and Nonprofit Disability:IN are Launching the Neurodiversity Career Connector, a Job Search Portal for Neurodivergent Candidates

Companies including CAI, Dell Technologies, EY, Freddie Mac, Google, HP, Microsoft, SAP, Spectrum Designs Foundation reaffirm commitment to neurodivergent candidates, an untapped talent pool that can help close record-high job openings. SEATTLE, April 27, 2022 – To address the lack of neurodiverse talent hiring, member companies of the Neurodiversity [...]

Forbes: Supporting A Neurodiverse Workforce

Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide protests against social injustice in recent years, as well as the growing recognition that companies need to take a leadership role in promoting a more inclusive society. Yet there is a new frontier in [...]

Partner Spotlight: Freddie Mac

Creating Neuro-Inclusion at Freddie Mac “I was worried about applying for a job knowing that I have disabilities,” said Francine Heisler, an IT generalist in the Technology Analyst program, who is part of Freddie Mac’s 2021 neurodiversity hiring. “People don’t necessarily realize how wide the autism spectrum is and that [...]

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