Neurodiversity / Autism

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, [...]

Leading Employers Collaborate to Launch Autism @ Work Playbook

EY, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP release guide for HR professionals and organizations to create employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. Since its launch 15 months ago, the Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable has made significant progress to expand employment opportunities for individuals [...]

2021-03-16T01:56:02-04:00February 12th, 2019|Business Case, Etiquette, Global, Neurodiversity / Autism|
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