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The neurodiversity movement is reframing how workplaces view diverse cognitive abilities. Here’s how tech companies seek neurodivergent individuals’ talents.
by Greta Pano

  • Tech companies are embracing the value of neurodiversity at work.
  • Many neurodivergent individuals have skills that are highly valuable for tech companies.
  • Tech companies can support the movement through hiring initiatives and programs that embrace neurodiversity.
  • Several resources are available to guide companies in creating their own neurodiversity programs.

The Autism Society estimates up to 90% of autistic people are under or unemployed. However, many tech companies are starting to recognize the untapped potential of autistic and other neurodivergent individuals.

Neurodiversity in the workplace prioritizes hiring people with neurotypes like:

  • Autism
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia

The neurodiversity movement recognizes that many neurodivergent individuals’ skills — which can include strengths in math and reasoning, high attention to detail, and comfortability with repetition — may make them highly qualified for positions in tech companies.

Read the entire article on BestColleges.com here: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/companies-leading-neurodiversity-movement-tech/