Neurodiversity / Autism

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. [...]

2022-05-26T14:00:35-04:00May 26th, 2022|Neurodiversity / Autism, Partner Spotlight|

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 [...]

2022-04-26T16:31:01-04:00April 27th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism, Press Releases|

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 [...]

2022-05-19T16:19:56-04:00April 18th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Join IN and Celebrate April as Autism Acceptance Month

Originally started in 1970 as “Autism Awareness Month,” the Autism community continuously calls for more than just ‘awareness’ but for public acceptance and celebration. Disability:IN views disability as a strength and we’re proud to offer a few key resources to our network related to autism. Did You Know? Autism Statistics [...]

2022-04-28T18:19:31-04:00April 1st, 2022|Events, Multimedia, Neurodiversity / Autism|

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 [...]

2022-03-28T15:19:19-04:00March 28th, 2022|Neurodiversity / Autism, Partner Spotlight|

The Value of Hiring People Who Think Differently

Providing jobs for neurodivergent individuals — those with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences — can give companies and society a boost. Businesses have a growing need for strong problem-solving skills and unconventional thinking, especially in their ever-more-complex technology operations. According to a recent panel of Forbes HR council [...]

2022-03-09T16:33:33-05:00March 9th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

New Microsoft Program Connects Recruiters with Neurodivergent Talent

The Neurodiversity Career Connector aims to help employers tap into the neurodiverse talent pool. In February, Microsoft Accessibility, which provides disability hiring resources for job seekers and employers, announced the pilot phase of its Neurodiversity Career Connector (NDCC), a job portal specifically developed to connect neurodiverse candidates with employers [...]

2022-03-09T12:52:17-05:00March 9th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Neurodivergent People Make Great Leaders, Not Just Employees

One of the most pernicious stereotypes is that neurodivergent people are only a good fit for subordinate positions or working in highly technical or individual roles. People don’t usually attend voluntary training sessions on neurodiversity inclusion with the intention to ask ableist questions. They come because they want to [...]

2022-01-07T13:32:40-05:00January 7th, 2022|Neurodiversity / Autism|

“Non-apparent disability” vs. “Hidden” or “Invisible disability” – which term is correct?

Many disabilities, such as mental illnesses, learning and attention issues, some physical illnesses, neurodiversity, and many other disabilities are not apparent. Below is some suggested guidance from Disability:IN in speaking about such disabilities: “Non-apparent disability”: This is the terminology Disability:IN uses and recommends. It implies the disability is just [...]

2022-01-18T17:05:19-05:00January 5th, 2022|Etiquette, Mental Health, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Tearsheet: What Banks are Doing to Hire More Neurodiverse Employees

“You want the right people to come in and say, ‘I think I can do this job.’” You can’t think outside the box if you’re only hiring boxes. Banks and other financial firms are realizing that hiring neurodiverse candidates isn’t just something they can do to get PR points, [...]

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