The number of individuals born after 1992 with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) but without any intellectual disabilities entering the labor market will cumulatively approach one-million over the next 20 years and companies that aren’t prepared to support this population will lose out on a valuable talent pool.
The concept of “neurodiversity” represents the inclusion of individuals whose minds are “wired” to operate differently and recognizes the value that these individuals can bring to the workplace
Neurodiversity operates on the same premises as ethnic, racial, gender, cultural, or sexual diversity and can be incorporated into a company’s culture using the existing diversity and inclusion mechanisms such as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and targeted hiring & recruiting campaigns.
By taking an aptitude-first approach, companies can support employees that have the technical abilities to perform the job with the proper accommodations to ensure that employee and their colleagues can be successful.
CCSN can partner with Human Resource Departments, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Executive Teams, and front-line managers to help develop a Neurodiversity strategy that meets the needs of your unique business.