Neurodiversity

Building on Our Inclusive Heritage: How IBM Advocates for Diversity

We are dedicated to the success of all IBMers worldwide, through an inclusive workplace experience that supports their growth and well-being.
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Diversity of thought, experience and personal identity among IBMers improves our company’s innovation, agility, performance and engagement. This principle drives our efforts to have all IBMers feel safe and confident being their full selves at work — and to advocate for inclusion outside our company.

Adults With Autism Finding Jobs in Houston

The non-profit Social Motion Skills has placed 20 workers with the FedEx facility in Cypress
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by Grace White

A program through the non-profit Social Motion Skills help land them the job.

"I think we all wake up in the morning and want to have a purpose," said Stacy Anderson, Transition Director.

Her passion, finding jobs for people with social and cognitive disabilities.

"The majority of our adults with autism are either unemployed or under-employed," Anderson said.

To help them navigate the ins and outs of this massive warehouse, the employees each have a job coach that works alongside them every day.

From Planning to Practice: How To Make Inclusion a Part of Your Corporate Culture

Words by Mary Mazzoni
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This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Is Neurodiversity Part of Your Company's D&I Strategy? Here's Why It Should Be

by Amy Brown
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This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

For Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, a leading autism researcher, it makes inherent sense that companies would include neurodiversity in their diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies as a business investment, a societal obligation and a basic human rights issue.  

Why Your Company Needs a Neurodiverse Workforce

by Amy Brown
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This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Even as diversity and inclusion (D&I) becomes a corporate buzz phrase, neurodiversity is often left out of broader D&I conversations. So, what is neurodiversity, and why does it matter to business?  

How to Create a Pilot Program for Hiring Workers on the Autism Spectrum

by Amy Brown
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This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Partners in Purpose: Dell Embraces Neurodiversity with Autism Hiring Program

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World Autism Awareness Day was Tuesday, April 2nd.

More than one in 59 children in the U.S. now have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Within the next 10 years, half a million people with an ASD will become adults. Job candidates with these disorders have historically been an overlooked group, with as many as 90% being unemployed or underemployed. Through their Autism Hiring Program, Dell allows candidates to demonstrate their skills outside of a traditional job interview.

Partners in Purpose: Dell Embraces Neurodiversity with Autism Hiring Program

Multimedia with summary

World Autism Awareness Day was Tuesday, April 2nd.

More than one in 59 children in the U.S. now have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Within the next 10 years, half a million people with an ASD will become adults. Job candidates with these disorders have historically been an overlooked group, with as many as 90% being unemployed or underemployed. Through their Autism Hiring Program, Dell allows candidates to demonstrate their skills outside of a traditional job interview.

Celebrating Opportunity for All During Autism Awareness Month

by Brian Reaves
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Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day to increase the global understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is described as a “spectrum” because there’s a wide degree of variation in the way ASD affects people. When describing autism, the concept of neurodiversity is becoming more widely used. Neurodiversity is about recognizing and respecting the different ways each of our brains work.

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